The Peoples' Declaration
it is their Right, it is their Duty
Using Jefferson’s excellent style and language, updated to present conditions,
WE THE PEOPLE of the United States of America
In the Year of our Lord, 2011
A Declaration of Independence
Preamble: Two hundred thirty-five years ago, the elected Representatives of the American People, in Congress assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World, established the Government of the United States of America, laying its Foundation upon the Principles enumerated in their Declaration of Independence; and by the Constitution of the United States organized its Powers in such Form as to them seemed most likely to effect the Safety and Happiness of their Posterity; and by the Bill of Rights limited its Powers.
When in the Course of American Jurisprudence, it becomes necessary for The People of the United States of America to take upon themselves that Sovereignty of The People to which The Laws of Nature and Nature’s God entitles them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which compel them to this Declaration.
We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Persons are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the lawful 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 the American Government becomes abusive of its Powers and destructive of its Foundation, it is The Peoples’ Right to withdraw their Consent, to assert their collective sovereignty over their Government, and to re-establish their Government upon its Original Foundation.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established shall not be changed for light and transient Causes. Such prudent restraint does not define the character of the present rulers of these United States; but all Experience has shown, that The People are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by restoring the Forms to which they had been 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 safeguards for their future Security. Such has been the patient Sufferance of the American People; and such is now the necessity that constrains them to recover their Government from the unworthy hands into which they had confided.
The History of the present judiciary of the United States is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations by a Judicial Oligarchy, all having in direct Object the Establishment of absolute Tyranny over the States and the People. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid World.
They have dissolved the Charter of our Nation’s Existence by ignoring the Foundation Principles of American Government, clearly enumerated in our Original Declaration of Independence.
They have confiscated to themselves alone the Constitution of the United States, rejecting the Fundamental Principle that “The people alone are the absolute owners and uncontrollable movers of such sovereignty as human beings can claim to exercise; subject to the eternal and unchangeable rules of Justice, Truth, and good Faith.”
They have elevated themselves paramount to the People, their elected state legislatures, their elected President, and their elected Representatives declaring, “We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is.”
They have usurped the law-making authority of the elected Legislative Branch, issuing judicial edicts for which Congress had enacted no law, and proclaiming such to be “the Law of the Land."
They have perverted the clear and lawful intent of our Constitution, making it a “thing of wax” in their hands, reshaping it to agree with their concept of Social and Political correctness, and imposing this tyranny upon the People.
They have nullified Acts of Congress, the most wholesome and necessary for the public Good.
They have overruled the Will of the People, clearly expressed and agreeable to the eternal and unchangeable rules of Justice, Truth, and good Faith - often by the order of one judge alone.
They have violated the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, adjudicating questions reserved to the States respectively, or to the People.
They have perverted the Ninth Amendment, creating “rights” of the most absurd nature and contrary to "the laws of nature and nature’s God."
They have reversed Constitutional orders of preceding Courts, most wholesome and necessary for the public good, and have consistently refused to reverse unconstitutional orders of recent Courts.
They have violated the First Amendment to our Constitution, prohibiting the free exercise of the Faith of our Fathers, when the People had expressly forbidden Congress to make any law prohibiting the free exercise of Religion.
They have violated the First Amendment to our Constitution, effectively establishing Atheistic Secular Humanism as the established Religion of the U. S., thus replacing our Republic’s moral Foundation with the Corruptible Nature of Man.
Prohibiting the free exercise of the Faith of our Fathers, they have aided and abetted Religious Humanism in its declared Purpose and Program of Humanism - the Evaluation, Transformation, Control, and Direction of our associations and institutions.
They have killed millions of Americans-to-be-born, replacing them with foreigners, crossing our borders illegally.
To accomplish these ends they have stationed among us a host of administrative tyrants and wicked organizations to intimidate our school teachers, our school children, our righteous judges, even the ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, thus weakening the “indispensable support” of our free self-governing Republic.
In every stage of these Oppressions we have petitioned for Redress in our Courts in the most humble Terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Court whose Character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to judge a free people.
Nor have we been wanting in Attentions to our presidents and congresses. We have warned them from Time to Time of Attempts to extend an unwarrantable Jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of Judicial, Executive, and Legislative acts destructive of the Foundation of our free self-governing Republic.
We have appealed to their native Justice and Magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the Ties of our common Citizenship 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.
“It is a fact too notorious to be concealed, that Congress is rent by party, that much business of a trifling nature and personal concernments withdraws their attention from matters of great national interest at this critical period...” To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid World.
They have combined with the Executive to subject us to judicial edicts foreign to our Constitution, giving their assent to the Court’s pretended Legislation, and bowing to the Court as the Final Arbiters of our Constitution.
They have neglected to impeach federal judges who are clearly guilty of misbehavior, High Crimes and Misdemeanors, and arrogant high-handedness against our Constitution, our elected representatives, and the People of these United States.
They have neglected to initiate proceedings for amending our Constitution against government tyranny when Amendment is sorely needed.
They have virtually abdicated Legislative authority to a shadow government of rich lobbyists and bureaucrats who rule in favor of special interests, and not in the best interest of the People.
They have abdicated Legislative authority to the President’s executive orders and to the Supreme Court so that these two branches can and do dictate our governments without Congress.
They have built huge “war chests” of questionable contributions, rendering election to Congress more bought than honorably won.
They have made rules of Congress to perpetuate their incumbency, rendering the election of a replacement unreasonably difficult and costly.
They have made rules of Congress giving Control of Congress to the political party having the majority of members in Congress at any given time. They have given Control of the Administration to the political party that succeeded in electing the President — although our Constitution makes no provision for political parties.
They have made rules of Congress that automatically elevate Partisan Politicians to powerful positions for which they are grossly unqualified.
They have appointed partisan “whips” to bribe and coerce our elected representatives to vote the political party line.
They have created a multitude of Committees, allowing bills to die there before consideration by the whole body of elected representatives.
They have made “Party disputes and personal quarrels … the great business of the day whilst the momentous concerns of an empire, a great accumulated debt, ruined finances, depreciated money . . . are but secondary considerations and postponed from day to day, from week to week as if our affairs wore a most promising aspect.”
They have abandoned their responsibility to control our currency, turning this crucial power over to the Federal Reserve System, a non-elected association of bankers.
They have conspired with the Judiciary and the Executive to devour all powers into the jaws of the Federal Government, reducing the States and their subsidiary governments to vassals of the Federal colossus.
They have created a Federal Government too enormous and expansive to be efficiently managed and financed.
They continually devalue our dollar and expand our private and public debt beyond our ability to repay.
The present Congress, in complicity with a despotic Court and in glaring violation of the First Amendment, at this present time proposes legislation to muzzle Ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ into compliance with their Humanist concept of Social and Political Correctness.
The presidents likewise have shown their complaisance with the despotic Court, violating their sworn Oath to defend our Constitution, bowing to the Court as the final Arbiters of our Constitution.
The acts of the present President of the United States evinces a Design to Destroy the sure Foundation of our American Liberties, to Create an Imperial Executive and to place The People under a Ruling Master. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid World.
Brought up in the Islamic Religion, he has praised and promoted that Religion, which had inspired a murderous attack on our People and promises to place us under Islamic law. He has denigrated the Faith of our Fathers, the source of our inalienable Rights.
The son of a Humanist mother, five days before his election he declared, “We are just five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” All evidence reveals that his declared fundamental transformation is the same as that declared by Religious Humanists.
He has devoured our health care system into the jaws of a federal bureaucracy thoroughly incapable of administering it, and against the expressed will of the People.
At this present time he is conspiring with the despotic judiciary to strike down an Act of Congress, most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has placed “Czars” at the head of his Administrative Offices to impose the will of an Imperial Executive.
He has filled the federal bureaucracy with a swarm of Humanists, committed to the Humanist Purpose and Program for America —the Evaluation, Transformation, Control, and Direction of our Government, foreshadowing the surrender of the American People over to a despotic Secular/Socialist New World Order.
At this present time he is conspiring with the United Nations to place the American People under International Law to the destruction of our Constitution, our Bill of Rights, and our free self-governing Republic.
We must, therefore acquiesce in the Necessity, which denounces our Resolution, and hold our present rulers unfit to govern a free people.
We, therefore, the PEOPLE of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the Rectitude of our Intentions, solemnly Publish and Declare, That we are, and of Right ought to be, a Free and Independent People; that we are absolved from all Allegiance to all Court Decrees, Acts of Congress, and Executive Orders in violation of the Foundation Principles of our free self-governing Republic, and Contrary to the laws of nature and nature’s God. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
Shall we do it, or shall we simply relax and witness the death throes of our once great United States of America?
Read on to understand why We the People must take these drastic actions to repossess our great nation from the hands that are destroying it at an ever-accelerating pace.
Followed by the Foundation Principles of Government in the original Declaration of Independence.
July 3, 1776
John Adams, (Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Second President of the United States.) "The second day of July 1776, (the day the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence) will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever.
You will think me transported with enthusiasm, but I am not. I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend the States."
Sunday, July 3, 2011 I am pleased to inform you, Mr. Adams, that after 235 years, Independence Day is still celebrated much as you hoped it would be. American flags adorn churchyards today. And church folks will be solemnly grateful to God and their colonial ancestors for that “Day of Deliverance.” The day will indeed be celebrated “with pomp and parade, shows, games, guns, bells, fireworks, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.” And so it should be for as long as the world stands.
July 5, 2011 Having no desire to “rain on the parade,” Mr. Adams, I have postponed these comments until after the fourth of July, the day we celebrate as Independence Day once a year. The sad truth is, for the other 364 days of every year, the Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America is forgotten, along with “ the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend the States.”
Oh it is true, an original copy of our Declaration of Independence lies encased under glass in our nation’s capitol building - just an old relic to the functionaries who run our government. They have bowed to the Supreme Court as the final arbiters of the Constitution. And this Court has long since ignored the principles of government demanded by our Declaration of Independence.
Thomas Jefferson. (“Author of the Declaration of Independence,” Third President of the United States) "You seem . . . to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine, indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. "
James Madison. (“Chief Architect of the Constitution,” Fourth President of the United States.) "This makes the Judiciary dept. paramount in fact to the Legislature, which was never intended, and can never be proper."
Thomas Jefferson. "Our judges are as honest as other men, but not more so . . . and their power the more dangerous, as they are in office for life and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control. The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that, to whatever hands confided, with corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots."
And so they have, Mr. Jefferson. So they have.
Foundation Principles of Government in the Declaration of Independence
1. The United States is a democratic Republic under “the laws of Nature and nature’s God”.
These laws, enumerated in the Bible, pronounce all peoples and all nations of all times under the sovereignty of Almighty God “whose authority can be superceded by no power on earth.”
We the People of the United States of America are entitled to our own independent nation only by authority of “the laws of nature and nature’s God.” It cannot be over emphasized - all our laws and acts of government must first and always comply with “the laws of nature and nature’s God.”
All government actions forbidding or restricting the recognition of the God of the Bible, and/or forbidding or restricting prayer and the worship of the God of our Fathers in any place in this country are direct assaults on the only authority for our existence as a nation. Such acts by our government are likewise a glaring violation of the First and Tenth Amendments to our Constitution. They are a grave threat to our continued existence as a free, self-governing people.
Government incompatible with “the laws of nature and nature’s God” is tyranny.
2. Citizens of the United States are equal under law.
This equality under law comes from God, the Creator, Who is “no respecter of persons”; but “all men are created equal.”
The government will not bestow titles of nobility, create a system of social castes, nor grant special rights and privileges to any individual, group of individuals, or class of individuals. To enjoy this equality under law we must all first conform to the “laws of nature and nature’s God” enumerated in the Bible.
Government enforced “equality” incompatible with the “laws of nature and nature’s God” is tyranny.
3. Certain human rights are inalienable.
“Among these rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” These rights are “endowed by their Creator,” and come automatically with conception of human life. Government does not own these rights; therefore, government cannot bestow them nor justly take them away. These certain rights, however, being “endowed by their Creator” must be compatible with the “laws of nature and nature’s God” enumerated in the Bible.
Government denial of God-given rights is tyranny.
Government bestowing and enforcing “rights”(those “wild and savage liberties”) that are condemned by the Bible is tyranny.
4. The government of the United States exists to secure the rights of the people.
“To secure these rights governments are instituted among men.”
Any government that fails to secure the God-given rights of every person under its jurisdiction, from conception to natural death, has lost its just right to govern.
Government failure to secure God-given rights is tyranny.
5. The government of the United States is a “government of the people, by the people, for the people.”
“Deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
This republic is to be ruled by the will of the majority of its citizens according to the Constitution of the United States, while securing the God-given rights of all persons under its jurisdiction. To secure the rights of the peaceful and self-governing, government must of necessity be given the power to suspend or alter the rights of those who endanger the God-given rights of others.
Thus our government derives its powers to administer justice from the consent of the people collectively, who are in turn required to submit to government compatible with “the laws of nature and nature’s God”.
Government without God and the consent of the governed is tyranny.
6. The people of the United States collectively have the right and the responsibility to maintain, alter, or even abolish and re-institute their government.
…. 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.
Our founding fathers are forever to be honored for instituting a form of government that can be altered without abolishing it. Within the Constitution itself, they provided the means for periodic alteration by the people.
This probably explains why we have lived peaceably under one constitution longer than any other republic in history. The people’s right to periodic alteration is made effective when we, with knowledge, participate in the elective process when we recruit and elect members to Congress:
● who understand these truths and are committed to defending them against all who would rule in violation of
● who are committed to repeal bad laws,
● who are dedicated to enacting laws compatible with “the laws of nature and nature’s God” and our Declaration
● who will call the President and the Supreme Court to task when they ignore or violate our foundation principles,
and violate or ignore the plain-English, common-sense statements of our Declaration and Constitution,
● who will institute proceedings for Constitutional amendment when such is needed.
when we elect Presidents
who will protect our Declaration and Constitution against judge-made law and unconstitutional acts of Congress,
and who will carefully appoint federal judges who are truly committed to the plain-English, common-sense
statements of our Declaration and Constitution, not to their concepts of social or political correctness.
Armed overthrow of our government is justified only after “a long Train of Abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a Design to reduce [the people] under absolute Despotism.”
To be justified such last-resort overthrow would be, as it was with the colonists, by the great majority of the people acting under bona fide provisional government, by consent of the governed.
Never would armed overthrow of government be justified, if by acts of terrorism or rebellion by small bands of self-appointed militia. Such attempted overthrow must be put down by the Commander in Chief of our armed forces if local and state officials are either unable or unwilling to quell it.
High Alert!!! As of this writing, July, 2020, just such destructive acts of terrorism and insurrection is underway in the major cities of the U.S. by insurrectionists, Antifa and Black Lives Matter, and outlaw gangs foreign to our free, self-governing Republic!!!
Any Executive order, act of Congress, Supreme Court decree, or unlawful acts of mobs that tends to alter our constitution of government, before our Constitution has been altered by Constitutional Amendment, by consent of the people, is tyranny.
7. The government of the United States is based on a covenant between each individual citizen and the whole body politic and the whole body politic and each individual citizen, sworn in the presence of the Supreme Judge of the World, by the duly elected representatives of the people of the United States.
“And for the support of this Declaration, with firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”
The body politic violates this covenant when it denies commonly enjoyed God-given liberties to any individual, group of individuals, or class of individuals, except as punishment for crimes against, or indecent behavior before, the body politic.
Such denial of God-given liberty by the body politic is tyranny.
The individual violates this covenant when he commits acts against the commonly held God-given rights of others. Such acts are criminal, not only against another individual, but against the whole body politic. Such acts call for the just action of the whole body politic against the individual criminal.
Failure to act effectively against criminals is tyranny against the law-abiding.
Tyranny resides in that corruptible part of human nature. Always has been so, always will be. And government, of all places, is the perfect place to exercise that evil part of human nature. Government, if not emphatically restrained by the governed, will always degenerate into tyranny.