Indeed what advantages did you gain from the constitution that has been given to you, during the six months that your representatives have been assembled, did they give you any good law? Have they been able to correct any abuse? Did they have the power to free your trade from its obstacles? No, and why? Because all the means of corruption are secretly and publicly employed during your elections to tip the scale in favour of the English.
One dared to impose you an odious [[Wikipedia:veto|veto]], which the king of England reserved himself only to prevent the destruction of the abuses, and to paralyse all your movements, here is present that vile hired men dared to present to you like as a monument of benevolence from the English government.
''Canadiens'', you have in you all that can constitute your happiness, enlightened, hard working, courageous, friends of the justice, industrious, why would you need to entrust the responsibility to govern yourselves to a stupid tyrant, an idiotic king whose whims can block your deliberations and leave you without law for many years. Is not it as ridiculous to entrust to such a man located on the other extremity of the globe the care to be responsible for your dearer interests, as to see a ''Canadien'' farmer going to position himself at the source of the [[Wikipedia:Missouri River|Missouri]] to better directing manage his house.
Men have the [[Wikipedia:Self-determination|right to govern themselves]], laws must be the expression of the [[will of the people]] as expressed by the body of its representatives, no one has the right to oppose their execution, and yet we have dared to impose you an odious veto which the king of England reserved himself solely to prevent the destruction of abuses and paralyse your movements: here is present that vile hired men dared to present you as a monument of benevolence from the English government. One very ingeniously compared the [[Wikipedia:legislative power|legislative power]] to the head of a man who conceives and the [[Wikipedia:executive power|executive power]] as the arms of the same man who carries out the work, if his arms refuse to do what the head considered to be necessary to the good of the whole body, deprived of any help he becomes sick and he dies.
''Canadiens'', it is time to leave the lethargic sleep in which you are plunged, arm yourselves, call to your help your friends the [[Wikipedia:Amerindians|Indians]], count on the support of your neighbours, and on that of the French. Swear to drop your weapons only when you rid of your enemies, take the sky and your conscience as witness of the equity of your resolutions and you will obtain what energetic men never claim in vain, freedom and independence.