Declaration of Independents
by Michael Alexander and friends
When in the Course of my Life, it becomes necessary for me to dissolve the political bands which have connected me with those who would oppress me, and to assume the powers inherent to my Nature, a decent respect for my opinion of myself requires that I declare the causes which impel my separation.
I hold these truths to be self-evident, that it is the Birthright of the Individual to live Free, that the rule of one person over another is unnatural and illegitimate, and that Voluntary interaction is the only way by which humanity can rise above poverty and savagery.
That to promote this condition in the past, some men instituted Governments over others without their unanimous consent, which has demonstrated to the world that Government by its very nature must violate Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness to maintain its existence. In addition, the Right of the People to acquire, maintain, and defend Property has been demonstrated to be the key tenet of Liberty; the alteration or abolition of one Government for another has been demonstrated to be an exercise in futility.
The history of the State is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over my sisters, my brothers, and myself. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
It has demanded our property through direct threat and enactment of violence.
It has assaulted, tortured, imprisoned, and murdered innocents at home and abroad.
It has forced us to use its monopoly currency so that it may steal from us withand without taxation.
It has conscripted our brothers to fight and die in its wars of profit-seeking and domination.
It has forbidden us to own weaponry which it itself uses, purposely and gradually disarming us in every way it can manage.
It has demanded that we gain its permission to buy, sell, and trade one with another.
It has demanded that tribute be paid to itself on all forms of property and in all acts of exchange.
It has kidnapped and caged us for possession of plants.
It has forbidden various consensual interactions.
It has forbidden our communication and trade with certain of our brothers and sisters around the world.
It has claimed ownership of our children through forced indoctrination and public debt.
It has spied upon the communications, both digital and personal, of ourselves and our brothers and sisters around the world.
It has demanded that we acquire, keep, and produce identifying documents upon demand.
It has polluted the skies, land, and water with impunity.
It has branded us with nine-digit tracking numbers.
It has abolished the rule of law, perverted justice, and utterly voided its own constitution, giving impunity to its police, its military, and its corporate benefactors.
It has lied, deceived, and covered-up its secret deeds and has hunted down as enemies those who dare to reveal them.
In short, it has committed every act which would be considered unspeakably abhorrent if committed by an individual, establishing a state of utter Lawlessness and Terror.
I, therefore, representing myself, appealing to the Reason of every Individual who longs to live as his Nature disposes him – in Freedom – solemnly publish and declare that I have the Right to be Free and Independent, that I am Absolved from Allegiance to any State, and that all political connection between myself and any State is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as a Free and Independent person, I have the Right to resist all forms of aggression upon myself and my property. For the support of this Declaration, I invoke the solemn sanctity of my existence as an Individual, justified by the fact that I am alive.