DECLARATION OF A PEACEFUL DIGITAL REVOLUTION
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hen in the course of human events, our freedom to be the people envisioned in the American Declaration of Independence is threatened, it becomes necessary to dissociate the social, economic, and political bands which have connected us to these destructive powers.
The Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God dictate we all are, “free to be” individuals. This God given right to individuality has never been more nobly aspired to, then in these United States of America.
Whereas, this noble aspiration is worthy of protection, we, therefore, with malice toward none, and peace toward all, declare the causes which impel this dissociation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all human beings are created, equally “free to be”. This natural state of individuality is hindered when inalienable rights are denied. Among these rights are Life, Liberty, Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Association, Equality of Opportunity, Protection of Property and the right to Pursue Happiness,
That to secure these rights, Governments, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, are instituted, of the people, by the people, and for the people.
That whenever powers that threaten the continuance of liberty, promote a form of governance that is destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People, to organize themselves in a manner that minimizes the impact, of these destructive forces.
Chief among the powers in opposition to individuality include: socialism and communism. Under these systems, we are not “free to be”.
Notwithstanding the repugnant nature of the social, political, and economic environment toward which many socialists and communists have propelled the United States of America, we nevertheless, choose not to abandon these United States.
We instead, pledge by our sacred honor, to do all to create a more authentic United States of America, within the United States of America, a nation within a nation, albeit a digital nation, where we are “free to be”.
Prudence, indeed, dictates that Governments long established, should not be changed for light and transient causes. Accordingly, all experience shows, that when, significant changes in structural governance are promoted, those governed are better served, when all view points are heard, and permitted to impact any contemplated changes.
De facto censorship exists, when channels of communication are dominated by organizations that share the same political, social, and economic views, and impute unpleasant consequences to those with differing view points. Under such circumstances, we the people are not “free to be”.
This long train of abuses and usurpation, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to resign the people to live under absolute totalitarianism. That being the case, it is the right, it is the duty, of the people, to reject this destruction of liberty, and to provide new dispositions for their future security.
Such has been the patient sufferance of defenders of the liberty, wherein we have been “free to be”. And such is now the necessity, which compels them to create this nation, within a nation, to forestall the absolute tyranny, over all aspects of life, toward which the governed are headed, if the forces arrayed against freedom, prevail.
We are not “organized”. We are not, an “organization”. We are independent citizens, concerned with the preservation of a system of governance, that has been far better for advancing individuality, then any other.
We don’t need a leader. We need leadership, exhibited by tens of millions of individuals, willing to do what they, justly can do, to ensure the greatest experiment in the history of human governance, shall not perish, from this earth.
We believe in law and order. Each in our own way, and in myriad different ways, do what we can, to preserve and expand our “freedom to be”.
We the people, have the residual power and authority, when necessary, to secure the continuation of our God given rights.
The authority to govern us is granted by us. The granting of this authority is not a “one and done” proposition. We the people, can at any time, revoke that authority, in whole or in part.
Not so much as a single individual, mind you, but as tens of millions of like-minded, digitally-united Americans, defending liberty.
Governments, at any level, do not have “rights”. Only people have rights, granted to them by their Creator. Governments have legitimate power, only to the extent, that power is granted to them, by the governed.
As a practical matter, governments are administered by people. People are human beings. Human beings do not easily give up power, irrespective of how much power they have, or how they acquired it.
Alas, once given power, it is human nature to work to keep and expand it.
We recognize those who govern, will do what they consider is in their best interest. Not necessarily what is in the interest of the governed. To expect otherwise, is to expect them not to be human.
Over time, those in power, tend to organize government in a manner that is more and more resistant to the relinquishment of power.
More and more, those in power create laws, rules, and regulations from which they are exempt. This tendency is especially acute during times of crisis.
There is never any guarantee an all powerful government will be benevolent. All powerful governments often, unjustly bring the full force of the state upon lowly individuals. In such cases, a single individual is powerless to petition redress.
Simply because an action is lawful does not mean it is just. Slavery was once “lawful”, as was denying equal rights to women, in most parts of the world. Neither, was ever “just”.
In a practical sense, what is the law? The law is whatever the “Judge”, you are standing before decides it is, on any given day.
Laws are written in words. Words are subject to interpretation. The United States of America is not now, nor has it ever been, a country of laws. It is a country of laws, interpreted by human beings.
Human beings are fallible. Human beings are, at the very least, inclined toward a particular political point of view. People always give greatest consideration to the impact of their actions on their own personal fortunes.
That’s human nature.
Too often, those who decide how to interpret the law, can be open or vulnerable to bribery, coercion, or group pressure. These all too human characteristics lead to an inconsistent application of laws, rules, and regulations.
We acknowledge that those in power, will never move to limit their power. Consequently, there is no political solution, or resolution to our predicament.
Our only course to secure our liberties, is to create systems, wherein the actions of the powerful matter less and less, to our everyday lives.
To our great fortune, a “digital world” exists, wherein we can create systems that mitigate the damages of destructive powers.
One person, five, ten, fifty, one hundred, a thousand are vulnerable to these destructive powers. Not so powerless are millions of Americans digitally united for liberty, that is, individuals “free to be” Americans, as envisioned in the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights.
The problem? Freedom loving individuals are poorly organized, at a time when the future belongs to those who are, well organized.
Our disconnectedness is our greatest impediment, to insuring the United States of America is a place, where future generations are “free to be”.
For more than a century, the enemies of liberty have been playing, the long game.
A game designed to fundamentally change the United States of America from a nation based upon limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise; to one of unlimited government, total dependence of the individual upon the state, and the means of production under the totalitarian command and control of the state.
As these causes, which impel this dissociation, have continually occurred over these past many decades, we have consistently objected, in the most humble terms, to this destruction of our liberties.
Sadly, our repeated peaceful protestations have been answered by attempts (sometimes violent) to erode our God given rights further, and to cancel the legitimacy of our worldviews.
Those whose character is marked by such tyranny, are unfit to govern free people.
We have not been wanting in attention to those, who have attempted to make a case that socialism and communism, are superior to capitalism. We have considered it our duty to point out history, has evidenced the abject failure of these discredited systems.
We have warned that socialism and communism, inevitably extend an unwarranted jurisdiction, over free people. Further, history shows that only free enterprise, is consistent with innate human incentives.
Incentives, which lead all to actions, each believes to be in the actor’s enlightened self interest. Enlightened by a self imposed, social contract which, restrains lovers of liberty from pursuing actions which infringe on other’s “freedom to be”.
We have reminded these destructive powers of the circumstances of the emigration and settlement here, by our forebears, some four hundred years ago. We have appealed to their native sense of justice, and fairness.
We have entreated them, by the ties of our common humanity, to disavow actions that diminish our liberties, and cautioned, failure to so do, would inevitably impel us to interrupt our connections and correspondence.
They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of universal kinship. We must, therefore, reaffirm the necessity of our dissociation. We consider all who stand against life, liberty, freedom of expression, freedom of association, equality of opportunity, private property and the right to pursue happiness, enemies of humanity.
Therefore, we the people who oppose the political worldviews that threaten our “freedom to be”, as envisioned in the American Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights, joined together, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by authority of the good people here, solemnly publish and declare, that these joined individuals of the United States of America are rightfully free to dissociate the social, economic and political bands which have connected them with powers that would destroy life, liberty, freedom of expression, freedom of association, equality of opportunity, private property, and the right to pursue happiness.
That we are resolved, not to abandon the United States of America, or give up our citizenship therein, but we join together as Digitally United Americans for Liberty.
Through our united efforts, we give birth to a digital nation predicated on adopting the best of the United States of America. And employing newly created systems, that actualize the best intentions of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, especially to ensure we are “free to be”, in perpetuity.
A digital nation within a nation, consisting of those dedicated to a peaceful resistance to the current march toward tyranny, and the inevitable loss of our individual identity, tyrannies impose.
We will not be compelled to rush, hell bent toward the destruction of a system of governance, that has done more to elevate the quality of life for everyday people, than any other created system.
Further, we unite to institute new associations among like minded liberty lovers, based upon such principles and organizing in such form, that seem most likely to effectuate, our Safety and Happiness.
Including, in due time, new institutions, means of communication, commerce and mutually accepted common mediums of exchange, outside the control of autocratic monoliths.
Our aim is to abate, to the fullest extent possible, our reliance upon, or our economic support of, powers that hold worldviews which, whether by design, or not, tend toward the ruination, of the freedoms and liberties, our progenitors fought so long and hard to bequeath to us, and, by extension, to all humanity.
Regarding the power of behemoth corporate interests, we must find alternative sources of goods and services, so we do not financially support those who stand for that which leads to the destruction of our cherished liberties.
Except in those extreme cases, where alternatives are non existent for goods and services that are essential to our well being, we will not acquire goods and services from powers, whose actions are prima facie evidence they support ideas that are antithetical to our “freedom to be”.
Thus we reduce, to an absolute minimum, any interaction with powers deemed to be supportive of actions that contribute to the loss of individual liberty and freedom.
We hereby agree that to unjustly deprive someone of either life, liberty, freedom of expression, freedom of association, equality of opportunity, private property or the right to pursue happiness, is a crime against humanity.
We declare that every living human being has:
The right to inquire
The right to hear
The right to speak
The right to be heard
The right to unfiltered information
The right to criticize
The right to hold unpopular opinions
The right to peacefully protest
The right to independent thought
The right to their own conscience
The right to self protection
The right to the fruits of their own labor