A Modest Declaration
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind 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 Peoples; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present States of the United States is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these People. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
They have abrogated, ignored, and commonly violated the Bill of Rights of the American People. What once was a free Country has become a Nation of despotism, tyranny, and Government domination from Cradle to Grave.
They have created and kept among us, in times of Peace, Standing Armies of uniformed Mercenaries to control and dominate the People.
They have required us to pay for huge Gangs of armed Thugs to protect their corrupt Governments and to control and dominate every aspect of our Lives.
They have destroyed millions of our Families, dissolved our Marriages, robbed us of our Children, and bound Fathers into indentured servitude, a form of slavery, to pay for the destruction of our Families.
They have robbed us through usurious Taxes that when combined take the Larger Part of our Wages, leaving only the Smaller Part for Men to support Ourselves and our Families.
They have required us to have Government Licenses for even the most trivial or Important Parts of our lives where Free Men should have Rights. We can no longer plow our Fields, build or repair our Home, marry our Bride, travel to or from a Merchant, earn our Wages, employ Helpers, conduct our Business, manufacture Arms, educate our Children, or even bury our Dead without obtaining a Government License.
They have Armies of Armed Robbers stationed along Highways and Roads who rob Travelers of their Purse or Liberty for any frivolous violation of complex and detailed Regulations.
They have waged War on Members of Minority Religions such as the Branch Davidians, Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints, and numerous others, causing Death and Destruction in large numbers.
The Government has assaulted Villages of Citizens with Armored Tanks and automatic Weapons, and used internationally banned Weapons of Mass Destruction, poison Gas, to annihilate Men, Women, and Children.
The Government has demonstrated that they will shoot and kill your Wife, your Child, and even your Dog to enforce their Criminal Violation of the Bill of Rights.
They have controlled access to Medicine and Medical Technology to allow only Government licensed and controlled Monopoly Providers, making even the most necessary health maintenance too costly or unavailable for most People, most of the time.
They have captured and caged millions of Men, often for reasons as trivial as sneezing sideways, dating the wrong Woman, violating their excessively restrictive Controlling Regulations, refusing their Prohibitions, or failing to snivel at the feet of their Armies of armed Thugs.
They have controlled and regulated our Words and our Speech, making it a crime to speak our mind in violation of our Bill of Rights. Every Internet Message is monitored by the Government.
They have Confined our Children in State indoctrination Centers where they are prevented from becoming productive Adults year after year while they are taught to be Submissive Slaves to the Government and are indoctrinated in the most vile and unhealthy Political Tyranny.
They have taken away our Arms in violation of our Bill of Rights so that it will be very difficult to recapture our Nation and our Society from their tyrannical Armies by force of Arms.
They have refused to pass and enforce Laws protecting our Borders and Societies from massive invasions of undesirable and criminal Immigrants speaking other languages and overrunning our basic culture.
They have has erected a multitude of Offices and Bureaucracies, tax Collectors, Regulators, and Enforcers and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our People and eat out their Substance.
They have obstructed the Administration of Justice by twisting Judiciary Powers into a Sham that no longer even makes a Pretense of Justice but only decides which Licensed Lawyer presents the best Argument. Hundreds of thousands of innocent Men have been sent to Prisons.
They have captured and imprisoned more Men than any other Nation at any other Time in the whole History of Humanity. Most of them are in Prisons for being Men and violating tyrannical Prohibitions.
They have turned our Legislative Bodies into corrupt dens of Criminals who feed on our Money and rob us blind while failing to control the corrupt and Tyrannical Government.
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 free men.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Government Masters. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too 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 People of the United States of America, in General Communications, Assembled, 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 this Nation, solemnly publish and declare, That these Free People are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent of Tyrannical States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the Corrupt State and Federal Governments, and that all political connection between The People and the States of the United States, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent People, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent People 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.