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A New Declaration of Independence

Affirmation

When in the Course of Human events it becomes necessary for a people to abolish a Government which has become antithetical to the ideals of Human Rights and Limited Government, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to abolish their Government.

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, Freedom, Equality, Equal Justice for All, Privacy, Property, 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 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 governmental control, 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 American people; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The current history of the present Government of the United States is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of a governmental dominance through threats of punishment and legal harassment over the people of the United States.

Particulars

To prove this, let the following facts be submitted to a candid world.

Bureaucratic Hordes and Impediments

For sending hordes of administrators and bureaucrats attempting to impose government authority by rules and regulations that restrict Liberty, Freedom, Equalities, and Equal Justice for All. For allowing bureaucrats to impede or oppose the duly elected President, Vice President, or appointed Executive Officers in the performance of their duties and responsibilities.

For the payment of wages, salaries, and benefits to Federal employees that are excessive of the normal and customary payments of private employers. For allowing Public Service Employee Unions to engage in any other activities other than negotiating wages, salaries, benefits, and working conditions. For allowing Federal regulators to obtain employment after government service with those entities for which they previously regulated.

Ceding Duties and Responsibilities to Another Branch of Government

For allowing Congress to cede authority to the Executive branch in the creation of rules and regulations that impact all Americans, and for the Executive Branch to issue executive orders, directives, regulations, signing statements, and legal consent agreements that fall beyond the boundaries of their authority and which are within the Legislative branch duties and responsibilities.

For attempting to impose governmental regulations and policies through judicial rulings that are the duties and responsibilities of Congress to legislate.

Circumvention of Constitutional Restrictions and Prohibitions

For allowing the circumvention of Constitutional restrictions and prohibitions, i.e., specific and enumerated powers, through legal sophistry, and for the utilization of tortuous reasoning to justify these Governmental actions.

Crafting of Laws by a Select Few in Congress

For the crafting of laws by a select few in Congress, and not by the due process of investigations, the taking of testimony, deliberations, negotiations, and drafting then passing of legislation by all the elected representatives of the people.

Criminalization of Politics

For allowing the criminalization of politics that result in prosecutorial indictments but few convictions of selectively targeted politicians, persons, and organizations, for the purposes of affecting elections or legislation, or to intimidate and silence opposition to government actions or policies.

Despotic Government Words and Deeds

For allowing despotic governmental threats and actions against those persons that exercise their Natural Rights of Free Speech, Peaceable Assembly, and to Petition the Government for a Redress of Grievances.

Failures of the Supreme Court and Other Courts

For the failures of the Supreme Court to rule on contentious Constitutional issues, and for allowing the Judicial branch to rule outside of the constraints of the Constitution or the Law to impose their vision of proper governmental policy.

Favoritism and Improper Taxation

For the passing of laws that favor one group of Americans, often at the expense of another group of Americans, and for the takings of taxation monies from those that have earned it for the purposes of the giving of these monies to those that have not earned it, rather than the taking of taxation monies for the common good of all.

Foreign Dependency

For making us dependent of foreign imports of energy products, critical minerals, essential pharmaceuticals, and other goods needful for the welfare of the American people.

Illegal Immigration

For the failure to restrict hordes of illegal aliens from entering the United States of which many of them are Drug and other Contraband Runners, Gang Members, Sex Traffickers, and other criminal elements, as well as possible carriers of communicable diseases that endanger the safety and health of American citizens, as well as consuming much government services and taxpayer monies for their support and for the apprehension and deportation of these illegal aliens.

Illegal Surveillance Upon Election Campaigns

For the illegal surveillance of election campaigns and the counselors and supporters of a candidate or duly elected person without due cause and the due process of warrants.

Improper Congressional Subpoenas

For Congress issuing subpoenas to obtain information beyond the scope of their duties and responsibilities and is intrusive upon the privacy rights of Americans.

Improper Deficits and Debts

For the spending of monies in excess of revenues, thus burdening governmental debts upon future generations of Americans. For borrowing monies from government trust funds for the purposes of funding the government, thus risking the solvency of these government trust funds.

Improper Election Integrity

For not ensuring Election Integrity and the Congressional legislative proposals to entrench this lack of election integrity, and for allowing State and local laws, rules, and regulations that adversely impact the integrity of the election processes and of the balloting.

Improper Financial Audits

For allowing the Internal Revenue Service and other regulatory agencies to conduct audits of American citizens who express disagreement with Government policies to intimidate them into silence rather than discover possible violations of the law, and for allowing the Internal Revenue Service to delay or deny tax exemptions for political groups that they disagree with.

Improper Government Intimidation and Coercion

For allowing government intimidations and coercions of private entities to impose actions and/or restrictions on persons that would be improper if the government were to impose these actions and/or restrictions.

Improper Impeachment

For utilizing the impeachment process for political gain rather than its intended purpose of removing a person for offenses against the Constitution or criminal actions. For not providing, during the House of Representatives impeachment hearings and the Senate Trial, the Due Process rights of the person to defend their actions. Thus, altering the Balance of Power between the Executive and Legislative branches of government, impeding the normal functioning of government, and trying to make the Executive and Judicial branches subservient to the will of Congress.

Improper Surveillance Upon Persons

For not protecting the Natural Privacy Rights of persons by government surveillance of electronic communications and financial transactions without due cause and the due process of warrants.

Improper Taxation

For allowing the Income Tax to become so progressive that the top ten percent of income earners pay ninety percent of all income taxes, while the lower fifty percent of income earners pay no income taxes. For allowing income tax exemptions and tax write offs that favor selective groups of Americans. For implementing an inheritance tax that taxes the assets of the deceased for which other taxes have previously been collected.

Improper Troops and Fencing

For allowing the presence of troops and restrictive fencing in Washington, D.C., and other locations without Presidential authority as Commander in Chief, and without proper Presidential justification for such measures.

Natural Privacy Rights Within Commercial Activities

For not protecting the Natural Privacy Rights of persons within commercial activities. The purchasing of goods or services is a contract between the buyer and seller, and neither the buyer nor the seller is permitted to divulge the details of the contract to another party without mutual consent, nor should the contract require such consent to be consummated.

Natural Right of Religious Practices

For allowing restrictions on the Natural Right to practice religious beliefs in American's personal, public, and commercial activities.

Natural Right to Free Speech in Electronic Communications

For allowing big tech/social media companies to censor, silence, and besmirch Americans for those who would wish to voice their opposition to government laws, rules, regulations, policies, and governmental actions. For not protecting free speech in social media and allowing social media to manipulate content based on their political beliefs by restricting legal redress for those so impacted through social media's legal liability exemptions.

Natural Right to Free Speech in Public Places

For allowing the suppression of the Natural Right of free speech on public grounds, and for allowing Colleges and Universities and other organizations which accept Federal funding to restrict the Free Speech rights of their students, faculty, administrators, and their employees or members.

Natural Right to Keep and Bear Arms

For restricting the Natural Right to keep and bear arms for the protection of oneself, one's family, one's community members, and for the protection against oppressive government actions.

Natural Right to Protection from Violence

For not protecting the Natural Rights of liberty, freedom, and personal property from violent protestors who violate the Natural Rights of others with whom they disagree.

Natural Rights of the Unborn

For not protecting the Natural Rights of the unborn and for allowing infanticide of those who are born alive after an unsuccessful abortion.

Natural Rights Protections

For not allowing Federal lawsuits for the protection of the Natural Rights of persons based upon a lack of standing and other legal sophistry.

Non-Enforcement and Selective Enforcement of Laws

For the Executive Branch not enforcing some laws, and for Congress allowing the Executive Branch to not enforce some laws as a means of allowing social policy not accorded by law. For the selective enforcement of laws by Federal, State, and Local prosecutors based on political ideology or identity politics, and for the non-enforcement of some laws as a means of allowing social policy not accorded by law.

Numerous and Improper Lawsuits

For allowing the filing of numerous and improper lawsuits by persons, organizations, and government entities to tie up for long periods of time the proper and legal administration of just laws, or to delay or deny property rights to the rightful owners of said property.

Reputational and Financial Harm to Individuals

For investigating persons rather than crimes, and the effectuation of perjury traps to ensnare persons who have not committed any other crimes. Perjury traps in which a person's reputation is harmed and many personal financial resources are expended to defend themselves against these perjury traps.

For the reputational and financial harm to individuals and family members of persons involved in investigations by the leaking of investigative information, and for which they may or may not have committed criminal activities.

For staging confrontational subpoenas, warrants, and arrests for non-violent suspects of crimes. For allowing media coverage of these actions in which the persons targeted have their reputations impugned without redress in the court of public opinion.

Seizing of Private Property

For the seizing of private property for the benefit of others under Eminent Domain, rather than utilizing Eminent Domain for its legitimate purposes to obtain needful Federal properties.

Slanderous and Libelous Statements within Government

For allowing slanderous and libelous statements to be lodged against Presidential appointees during and after the appointment process, thus violating the Natural Rights of the appointees and damaging their reputations, thereby doing harm to the body politic by discouraging qualified persons from accepting appointments to avoid the appointment process and rigors of government service.

States and Local Governments Contravening Federal Laws

For allowing State and Local governments to pass and implement laws that contravene Federal Laws, Rules, and Regulations.

Support of Non-Governmental Agencies

For funding Non-Governmental Agencies that are political or social policy advocates that engage in electioneering or political lobbying activities, many of such activities that are partisan rather than impartial.

Trade Agreements with Foreign Countries

For entering into trade agreements with foreign countries that allow foreign countries to manipulate the free market to their advantage, thus disadvantaging American companies and workers.

Unsubstantiated and Overzealous Allegations

For the Congressional pursuit of unsubstantiated and overzealous allegations against a duly and properly elected President or appointed Executive Officer to obstruct the proper and legal administration of Government.

Utilization of Fear Rather Than Facts

For spreading fear rather than facts to achieve a political agenda, and for manipulating the data and facts in official documents and pronouncements to fit the fear. A fear that allows for government actions that would otherwise not be possible, and fear responses that could allow for the violation of the Natural, Constitutional, and Civil Rights of Americans.

Utilization of the Judicial System for Intimidation Purposes

For the utilization of the Judicial system for intimidation purposes rather than criminal purposes, and for the threats of legal harm and financial ruin against criminal suspects and their family members in an attempt to obtain guilty pleas and/or cooperation in legal proceedings.

Resolution

Consequently, We the People of the United States appeal 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 the United States, solemnly publish and declare, That the current United States Government be Absolved and that a new Government be instituted for the protection of our Natural and Constitutional Rights necessary to preserve our Liberty, Freedom, Equality, and Equal Justice for All - 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.