DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE July 4, 1990 When in the course of human events, it becomes

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DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE July 4, 1990 When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one People to acknowledge the Ecological Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth the united and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Humankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Union. We hold these truths to be self-evident: -That all People are evolved equal; -That they are endowed by their existence with certain undeniable responsibilities; -That among these are Respect for All Life forms, Stewardship of the Biosphere, and the the Pursuit of Joyful and Intelligent Exploration of the Earth and of the Universe; -That to secure these Responsibilities, Networks are instituted among People, deriving their just powers from the Consent of the Users; -That whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new Alliance, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety, Happiness, and Freedom to Communicate. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly, all Experience hath shewn that Humankind 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, ane to provide new Guards for their future Security. Such has been the patient suffering of the People of Earth; and such is now the Necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of Government. The History of present Political Leaders and Corporate Executives is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having in direct Object the Establishment of absolute Tyranny over the Earth. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid World. They have refused to Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public Good, and have engaged in elaborate Cover-ups to hide the gruesome Truth of their own Criminality. They have forbidden their Governors from passing of laws of immediate and pressing Importance, unless suspended in their Operation till their Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, they have utterly neglected to attend to them. They have refused to pass other Laws for the Accommodation of large Districts of People, unless those People would relinquish the Right of Representation in the Legislature, a Right inestimable to them, and formidable of Tyrants only. They have called together Legislative Bodies with purposes inappropriate for the wellbeing of populations affected. They have dissolved Representative Houses of the People repeatedly for firm Objection to Invasions on the Rights of the People. They have refused after such Dissolutions, to allow others to be elected, and have left populations vulnerable to all Forms of Bigotry and Ignorant suffering from within and Dangers of Invasion from without. They have endeavored to prevent the Population of all States; for that Purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their Migrations hither, and raising the Conditions of new Appropriations of Lands. They have obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing to Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers. They have made Judges dependent upon the will of Heads of State, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass the People, and stifle the Will of the People. They have kept among us, in Times of Peace, Standing Armies, without the consent of our legislatures. They have affected to render the Military independent of, and superior to, the Civil Power. They have combined with others to subject us to a Jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our Laws; giving Assent to Acts of pretended Legislation: For quartering large Bodies of Armed Troops among us: For protecting them, by mock Trial, from Punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of any Nation: For cutting off our Trade for Protectionist reasons and for imposing unreasonable import and export taxes: For imposing Taxes on us without our consent: For depriving us, in many Cases, of the Benefits of Trial by Jury: For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried to pretended Offenses: For abolishing free Systems of Laws in various Nations, establishing therein arbitrary Governments, enlarging territorial boundaries, so as to render them at once an Example and fit instrument for introducing absolute totalitarian Rule into these Countries: For ignoring our admonishments toward restoration of the ecological integrity and social equilibrium of the Earth: They have abdicated Government across the Globe, by declaring us out of their Protection and waging War before attempting negotiated Peace. They have plundered and polluted our Seas, ravaged our Coasts with all manner of Filth; burnt, bulldozed, wasted, our Forests, leaving but little pristine Wilderness as precious Heritage for our children; fouled the air that we breath, and ignored our pleas for development of clean energy Alternatives, concentrating instead on the Economic stability of Corporate Profit. They have placed the size of National Coffers over and above the Health of the People and the Genetic Diversity of the Biosphere, neglecting to acknowledge that these are intertwined and interrelated. On any given date, they transport large Armies of Foreign Mercenaries to complete the works of Death, Desolation, Cruelty and Perfidy, scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous Ages, and totally unworthy of the Heads of civilized Nations. They have constrained our fellow Citizens to bear arms against eachother, to become the Executioners of their Friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands. They have excited domestic Insurrections amongst us, and have encouraged us to view our indigenous Hosts as Savages, sanctioning all manner of genocide toward People living in Harmony with the Earth. 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 Apathy. Presidents, Ministers, CEO's, and Princes whose Characters are thus marked by every act which may define Tyrants, are unfit to be Rulers of Free People. Nor have we been wanting in our Attentions to our Leaders. 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 Interdependence and the Unique state of our Emergence as the Dominant Species on Planet Earth, responsible for promotion of Peace amongst ourselves and continued preservation of the Diversity of the other Life Forms with which we share the Finite resources of Earth. We have appealed to their native Justice and Magnanimity, and we have conjured them by uhe 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 Consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the Necessity which denounces our Separation and hold them, as we hold all Humankind, Responsible for their Actions, Obligated to Commit to a concerted and holistic Effort to join Forces with All People on the Earth to heal the wounds we have inflicted upon Eachother and upon the Eovironment. We, Therefore, the Representatives of The UNITED CITIZENS OF PLANET EARTH, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World of the Rectitude of our Intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the good People of this Earth, solemnly Publish and Declare: That these Nations are, and of Right ought to be, United as One World; That they are absolved from all Allegiance to any one regional Government or Crown, and That all political and ideological confmicts will be considered as Global matters of concern and settled accordingly; and That as United and Interdependent States, they have full power to abolish war for all Time, to communicate openly, to establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which must be done to restore the Peace and Ecological Integrity of the Earth. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence alive and well within the Hearts and Minds of all People, we mutually pledge to eachother our lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor. To sign this declaration, proclaiming your allegiance to One World, with Liberty, Justice, and a Healthy Environment for All, please attach your name and any comments you would like to address as a response to this document message. Source: PeaceNet - reg.carib


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