On July 4, 2011 I will be marching down to my local federal building and congressman’s office and duct-taping a hard copy of this “revised” Declaration of Independence (which I took the liberty of drafting/revising) to their front doors, along with every electronic signature and comment anyone of you wish to contribute in the comment section below (whether it’s one or one million). I will also follow through on all the vows I made in the Declaration. I would also invite anyone who gives a damn to join me. ”Sign” this if you wish, and do the “brave” thing on Independence Day and duct-tape a hard copy of this to your local federal building and congressperson’s office door, or a telephone poll, or a fire hydrant, or any place you deem fit (it’s not exactly a revolt in Tahrir Square–you’ll be back home in time for your pool party, fireworks, and corporate sponsored fake freedom before you know it):
The Declaration of the People of the United StatesAgainst the American Corporate Oligarchy
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with a faceless Corporate Oligarchy, and to assume a concept of a free United States for the People of the United States, the separate and equal station in which the laws of nature and the rights inherent in human existence versus artificially created corporate “personhood,” a decent respect for mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to such a separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal, and we hold these truths to be further self-evident that our rights, as men, as women, as Americans, and as human beings, are separate and distinct from the rights derived from a contrived “corporate personhood,” a false personhood that has usurped the rights of the literal human person, and which has diverted the attention of so-called American politicians from their human constituents, and has thus created a government which derives a primary motivation to benefit the false person with the lie that eventually the benefits given to this false person will trickle down and ultimately benefit the literal People—the true “People” recognized by nature, science, the Constitution of the United States and all logic and morality, as the only entity, worthy of being referenced as “the People” and entitled to the inalienable rights associated with same.
As our Forefathers wrote in their initial Declaration of Independence, we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men and women are endowed by certain inalienable rights that, among these, are the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, a United States government was initially formed by the People, deriving the powers from the consent of these governed People and their will, but which has now been usurped by the “will” of a Corporate Oligarchy now falsely and treasonously claiming the title of “Personhood.” That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to the ends of life, liberty, and the pursuit of the People’s happiness and beholden to artificial “persons,” it is the right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to the People shall seem most likely to affect their safety and happiness.
The history of the present Corporate Oligarchy is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over the People of these United States. To prove this, let facts be submitted to the candid world:
The Corporate Oligarchy has refused to honor and enforce laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
These United States were intended to be a nation led by a government “of the People, by the People, for the People,” not a government “of Corporate interests, by Corporate shills, for their Corporate puppet masters.”
The Corporate Oligarchy has forbidden their corporate shills holding political office to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance—such as, inter alia, laws requiring radical and substantive campaign finance reform, laws limiting appropriations to a Military Industrial Complex which demands more money than all of the militaries of all of the other world’s nations combined, and laws increasing appropriations to repair the People’s collapsing infrastructure.
The Corporate Oligarchy has refused to allow their corporate shills to hold the elite of the Corporate Oligarchy criminally liable for their vast financial Ponzi and derivatives schemes which have bankrupted the People, while insisting on imprisoning more of the People per capita than any country on earth for petty crimes.
The Corporate Oligarchy has created a political process which makes near impossible the election of any candidate without its sponsorship and approval. Whether Democrat or Republican, both “parties” are beholden to the same Corporate Oligarchy and continuously pay their dues to same to remain in power. We the People recognize that “partisanship” is merely a myth to create an illusion of a debate and an illusion of a choice where neither exists.
The Corporate Oligarchy has maintained a giant military apparatus which has forced the People into overseas “wars of choice” in every decade since World War II and created false enemies to legitimize the vast tax expenditures the Oligarchy annually takes from the People’s Treasury and tithes to the Military Industrial Complex.
The Corporate Oligarchy has affected to render the military independent of, and superior to, civil power.
The Corporate Oligarchy has imposed taxes on the People, while excluding the Oligarchy from any such obligations.
As the People starve, the Corporate Oligarchy has exported most of the People’s jobs overseas, while insisting the People invest in the Oligarchy’s “private” corporate stocks.
The Corporate Oligarchy has declared itself a “person” allowing it the same rights and privileges of the People, but with very few of the obligations imposed on the People by the Oligarchy.
The Corporate Oligarchy has taken power over all news media outlets and disseminates information only under its own terms and controls. We the People recognize there cannot be a “free press” if it requires trillions of Corporate Oligarchic dollars to exist.
The Corporate Oligarchy has created a dubiously named “Patriot Act” designed to erase the People’s Constitutionally protected rights of privacy, speech, assembly, free exercise of religion, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures, and is contrary to any notion of a free state for the People. We the People recognize an Oligarchy which demands to monitor the People is a regime whose aims are designed to dismantle all notions of a free society.
The Corporate Oligarchy has created a multitude of new agencies and offices to harass the People and dissolve their substance while attempting to establish the Oligarchy as the substantive “People.”
We the People recognize that in order for this Corporate Oligarchy to continue, it requires the continued acquiescence of the People. To the Oligarchy, this is the People’s message to “you”: “You” need the People far more than the People need “you.” Therefore, the People of the United States of America, do in the name, and by the authority of the good People of this country and in the memory and spirit of our Forefathers, solemnly publish and declare, that these People United are, and of right, ought to be free and independent from the Corporate Oligarchy which has taken over the hallowed legislative, judicial, and executive halls of this once great nation. We hereby absolve ourselves of any loyalty or allegiance to the Corporatist Crown and that all political connection with this Crown need to be dissolved in the same manner this connection was dissolved by the People from the British Crown in 1776.
It is the People’s intention to disseminate this Declaration over the course of the next months until the date July 4, 2011 where the People shall adopt it as their official Declaration of Independence from the Oligarchy. The People shall march to their local Federal Buildings and Congressmen’s Offices on that day, and peacefully present this Document to the Oligarchy with their signatures and pledges. The People vow to:
- withdraw all their deposits from the Oligarchy’s banks,
- divest all their stock holdings in the Oligarchy’s corporations (particularly corporations in the so-called “defense” industry, financial industry, and any company that has not paid corporate income tax over the past year who has declared profits),
- refuse to vote for any Oligarchic candidate identifying him or herself as a Democrat or Republican on any ballot for any political office,
- refuse in the future to enlist in any of the Oligarchy’s military forces,
- conscientiously object to any foreign deployment for those of the People who are presently enlisted in the Oligarchy’s military while continuing to defend the borders of the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic, and
- recognizing that the Oligarchic “justice” system refuses to prosecute its own racketeers who prolifically operate financial criminal enterprises, the People, when summoned to sit as jurors in federal or state criminal courts of the Oligarchy, refuse to convict any of their fellow People accused of acts deemed as “crimes” by the Oligarchy other than those involving violence or theft against the People.
The People demand a peaceful revolution and a return of a government of the People, by the People, and for the People. We, the People are powerful, and we hold the assets of the Corporate Oligarchy in our collective hands. On July 4, 2011 we shall peacefully, legally, and profoundly declare our official and final Independence from this Corporate Oligarchy and reclaim these United States by literally taking our money and our nation back.
And for the support of this Declaration, and as our Forefathers did on July 4, 1776, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.