Would you have signed the Declaration of Independence?
(What if you helped write it?)
In 1776, fifty-six men were so aggrieved by the tyrannical government of the British crown that they created and signed a document. That document stated a core political philosophy and a list of 27 specific causes that indicted King George III as a tyrant who was unfit to govern.
Two hundred thirty-one years have passed. Ron Paul recently indicted us, saying "the founders would be ashamed of us for what we're putting up with." The Imperial Presidency and the American Empire have brought us to the brink of moral, political, economic and cultural collapse. Fortunately, many Americans now realize this and have joined the Second American Revolution to reclaim our freedoms under the Constitution.
What follows is our Declaration for a new birth of freedom. The philosophy remains the same. The facts submitted to a candid world are ours; the specific evidences we have seen of the Federal government's efforts to establish tyrannical and dictatorial government over us. The conclusions and actions we are taking are clear, relevant and necessary.
It is your turn! Provide your causes that impel you to a repudiation of 'business as usual' and clearly state your demand that we reinstate and enforce government of law and liberty under the Constitution.
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident:
- that all men are created equal,
- that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
- that among these are Life, Liberty, Property Ownership, and the pursuit of Happiness,
- that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, and
- that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience has shown that men are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Such has been the patient sufferance of We, the People; and such is now the necessity which constrains us to alter our former Systems of Government. The history of the present Federal Government is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over the States and the People. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world:
- They have, under color of law, relinquished the money powers to a cartel of private, international bankers, resulting in the total debauching of the currency and a national debt of over 12 trillion dollars.
- They have led us into ill advised and unconstitutional wars against other nations, in violation of international law, destroying the lives of millions of innocent people.
- They have forbidden the States from protecting the lives of the preborn, resulting in the deaths of over fifty million innocent American children, and the permanent scarring of their parents.
- They have authorized the gross mis-application of the Revenue laws, resulting in the theft of billions of dollars from the people to whom it rightfully belonged.
- They have constantly regulated the formerly free markets to the advantage of their corporate allies and against the interests of the People.
- They have excited the anger and disgust of many foreign nations against us by covert actions, then provided them with weapons to create an international climate of hostility, fear, and perpetual war.
- They have stolen our right to vote, by replacing auditable paper ballots with easily manipulated electronic voting machines, thereby ensuring their continuation in power regardless of the will of the People.
- They have abolished habeas corpus and have authorized the torture of innocent people.
- Through the fraudulent ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment, they have deprived every State of its equal suffrage in the Senate, in direct violation of Article V of the Constitution.
- They have taken unlawful control of our airports, forcing free Americans to submit to humiliating searches without probable cause and in violation of the Constitution. The Department of Homeland Security is simply another recently erected office that harasses the People and eats out their substance, contributing nothing to either the safety or the well-being of the People.
- They have acted aggressively to deny the fundamental right of self-protection to vast numbers of our People.
- They have denied defendants their right to a fully-informed jury by means of an unaccountable judiciary that intimidates and threatens jurors, keeping them ignorant or demanding that they not exercise their power of judging both facts and law.
- They have utterly refused to protect our borders, and have punished those who attempted to protect it.
- They have poisoned and maimed members of our military; courageous men and women who volunteered to protect our country and were instead betrayed by the Commander in Chief and his Administration.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. An Administration, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define tyranny, is unfit to govern a free people.
We earnestly appeal to our fellow Americans who serve in government and who exercise or facilitate the exercise of abusive civil power. Beneath every legitimate exercise of power is a Constitutional grant of authority, and where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them. We therefore urge you to oppose with manly firmness any invasion on the rights of the people. In this appeal to your native justice and magnanimity, we also remind you that resistance to tyranny is service to God, and you will be held accountable by Him for your oath to support and defend the Constitution.
We, therefore, the People of the united States of America, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do solemnly publish and declare, That we repudiate the so-called "authority" of the Federal Corporation government over the people, States, and land of the several States, and that we reclaim all powers lost or usurped by the Federal Corporation which are properly retained by the States and the People therein.
For the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
Republic of Arizona
Frederick G. Lyttle III
Republic of California
State of Colorado
State of Florida
State of Georgia
Russell E. Murphy JR
State of New-York
Michael P. Himko
Daniel Patrick Hall
State of North-Carolina
Reginald C. Knowlton
Bonnie L. Knowlton
State of Oklahoma
Frank B. Branson
State of South-Carolina
State of Tennessee
Victor- Douglas: Bunch
Republic of Texas
State of Wisconsin
Sean C. Young