Declaration 2.0, July 4, 2013, is an idea whose time has come. It addresses many of today’s grievances held by the American people and, as such, echoes the original July 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence from the British monarchy.
Declaration 2.0 only changes original phrasing when necessary to make specific grievances relevant to today and uses the original format and capitalization style. It is a declaration to free Americans from the statutory-law U.S. Government that has “become destructive,” no longer “deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
The phrase “free inhabitant(s)” refers to how early Americans were identified in the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, the country’s first constitution, ratified 1781 by 13 states.
The bold assertions made in Declaration 2.0 are based on deep research for the book, Beyond the National Myth: waking up in the land of the free. The hope is that someone or an organization will take it upon themselves to begin the process of gathering millions of signatures. There is no fixing what we already have. America and her people need a fresh start.
WHEN in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to expose the Political Bands which have erroneously 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 men and women requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to this Separation.
WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all People 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 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 hath shewn, that People 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 these Free Inhabitants; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The History of the present United States is a history of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having in direct Object the Establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these Free Inhabitants of the several states. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid World.
The United States has refused to admit that the President of the United States is NOT bound to the Constitution of 1787 because no president has ever taken the Constitution’s Article VI oath and thereby has made the U.S. Government entity an illegal, de facto government.
The United States has never acknowledged that it came into existence by a coup d’etat of the original American jurisdiction under the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union which has never been lawfully repealed in writing.
The United States has refused to acknowledge the limits of its lawful territorial jurisdiction and the still-intact laws under the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union.
The United States Government, not bound to the Constitution, has subverted its laws to forward self-serving political agendas and commercial interests.
The United States effectively dissolved unalienable rights of the people under the Creator by replacing them with legislated privileges called rights created by men and women who can also revoke them at any time. The government has been playing God.
The United States Government has endeavored to prevent the American population from understanding its alliance with a private central banking system that extracts the people’s wealth.
The United States has refused to protect the people from the merging of government and corporations aka corporatism. Especially disturbing is government domestic oversight by the Department of Homeland Security and the integration of military practices and functions with local law enforcement.
The United States has refused to protect individual property rights and has instead succumbed to a collectivist takeover of private land ownership rights and private land under a UN Agenda 21 “rights of nature” mandate.
The United States Government, due to having separate powers of the legislative and executive branches and, by giving the president both the power of head of government and head of state, has encouraged dictatorial powers thereof.
The United States has allowed presidents the unilateral law of executive orders when there is no explicit authority whatsoever for them.
The United States has erected a “multitude of new offices and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.” The IRS, Justice Department, many police, State and local revenue and other government agencies, engage in an escalating rampage of legalized theft and subsequent terror of not only those of their territorial jurisdiction but of all Americans.
The United States since the Korean War has gone to war without consent from the Congress.
The United States, dependent on deficit funding by the Federal Reserve, has rendered war to be an economic necessity beyond reasonable concerns for the well being of the people.
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The United States has conspired with others to subject most Americans to a jurisdiction foreign to the original jurisdiction of the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union; unrecognized by our Laws and giving authorization and force to their acts of pretended legislation:
For creating a Prison Industrial Complex as an economic engine and, aggressively employing torture of supposed terrorists:
For protecting the banking industry and executives directly causing loss of retirement and other financial damage to everyday Americans:
For authorizing warrantless searches and arrests and the murder of Americans:
For depriving us in many cases, due process as with the IRS, DHS, FBI, NSA and under the Patriot Act and subsequent more draconian laws:
For authorizing indefinite detention and deportation of any and all Americans:
For abolishing the free system of English Common Law on lands not owned by the U.S. Government while unlawfully extending the “Federal Zone” to include all land in America thereby establishing the U.S. Government by enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into non-federal lands:
For overriding our most valuable laws under the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governance:
For suspending our original form of legislature declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever:
The United States has abdicated lawful government and therefore acts above any restriction by law. It plunders our private and personal property (including labor), denies us due process, and as such, is engaged in domestic war against us, destroying the lives of our people.
The United States is at this time managing large numbers of military to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy as hidden justification for economic stability.
The United States Government has curtailed dissent and punished whistleblowers; constraining our fellow citizens taken captive making it difficult to impossible thereafter for them to receive due process.
The United States has cultivated divide and conquer strategies amongst us to distract the people from recourse against an illegitimate, de facto government of vast weaponry.
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. A government, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of humanity, enemies in war, in peace, friends.
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, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these several states, solemnly Publish and Declare, that these Free Inhabitants are, and of Right, Free and Independent People of the several states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the de facto United States Government, and that all political connection between them and the United States, is totally dissolved; and that as FREE PEOPLE under the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, they have full Power to Build a New Form of Governance and to do all other acts and things which the Free Inhabitants 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.
Susan Boskey, freelance researcher and writer, is author of the book, The Quality Life Plan®: 7 Steps to Uncommon Financial Security www.AlternativeFinancialNow.com and more recently helped bring to market the book, Beyond the National Myth: waking up in the land of the free www.nationalmyth.org