Reclaiming Independence: Discovering the Lost Duties of Leadership

Chapter 11 – A New Declaration

The Declaration of the People of the fifty United States of America, 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, 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; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the People to alter or 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 affect 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 mankind is 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 the People of these fifty States; and such now is the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present government of the United States of America is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these States. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world:

Our government has refused to assent to laws most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

Our government has forbidden the passage of laws of immediate and pressing importance, suspending the needs of the American people, utterly neglecting to attend to them.

Our government has constructed a two-party system that creates governing bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with the measures of the elite who ultimately control it.

Our government has instituted unattainable barriers which prevent others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, remain out of the hands of the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

Our government has endeavored to create improper population of these States; for that purpose, obstructing the law for naturalization of foreigners, authorizing safe passages to others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of legal migration in addition to humanitarian stresses upon the People.

Our government has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing to approach laws and exercise judiciary powers free of imbalance and inequity.

Our government has erected a multitude of offices and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance. They conjoin our intelligence services with the media, generating propaganda and obliterating dissent.

Our government has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislatures nor at the will of the People. They have used federal agencies as tools to gain political power outside the interests of the People.

Our government has rendered itself and those in control of it independent of and superior to the civil power. They engage in insider trading, oftentimes performing financially better than our nations most skilled traders. And they secure profits from the businesses impacted by decisions they make.

Our government has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; given their assent to their acts of:

Quartering large bodies of American troops throughout the world.

Acting as the primary purveyors of evil while simultaneously constructing this purveyance onto others.

Cutting off our trade with parts of the world and imposing unnecessary sanctions onto others which restrict the interests of the People and obstruct foreign cooperation.

Obstructing or depriving nearly all our amended Constitutional rights.

Invading foreign lands unjustly and transporting those beyond our seas inward to be tried for pretended offenses.

Bankrupting our national treasury through legislative mandates which enabled a cyclical economy outside the reach of the public.

Using public assets in support of foreign efforts while negligent on the measures necessary for public good.

In every stage of these oppression, we have petitioned for redress in the humblest terms, yet our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

We have warned, from time to time, of attempts by legislators to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have appealed to our own native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our own common kindred to disavow the usurpations of our government, which, would inevitably encompass the entireties of our rights. Our elected officials have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace, friends.

We, therefore, the American people, representatives of the United States of America, in General, appealing to the supreme judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of God, solemnly publish and declare that these fifty States are, and of right, ought to be free and independent States; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the elite, and that all political connections between them and the elite-controlled government, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent States, we have the power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all the other acts and things which independent States may of right do. And 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.

I’m sure there’s more others could add on, but I’ll gladly be the first to sign.




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