From the Fascist Welfare State of America
On this Fourth
of July, 2012, I Lawrence A. Hunter, a sovereign human individual,
a citizen of the United States and a resident of Warrenton, Virginia
hereby declare my independence from the Fascist Welfare State that
has illegitimately seized control of the United States of America
under the color of law. I hereby formally withdraw my consent from
and deny the legitimacy of all governing bodies of the United States
local, state and federal putting the powers that be
on notice that I pay their taxes and obey their laws, edicts and
rules involuntarily under duress and the threat of violence and
incarceration, not through a consensual acknowledgement of their
legitimate right to tax, mandate, restrict, limit or punish the
exercise of my sovereign right to do anything I desire to do, or
not do, so long as I do not act in such a way as to unjustifiably
encroach upon the life and property of my fellow human beings.
I further proclaim
the reason for withdrawing my consent and denying the legitimacy
of existing governing bodies to be that they have squandered the
Mandate of the People, and thereby forfeited their legitimate authority
to govern citizens of their jurisdiction by their many and despicable
oppressive acts and their vast constitutional over reach, degenerating
into unrestrained criminal syndicates ruling by violence and intimidation
on behalf of their own agents, outside special interests and corporate
combines, no longer remaining as they were intended to be, limited
governing entities constrained by a constitution, governed by the
rule of law, acting with the consent of the people and only in pursuit
of the general welfare of all the people included within their jurisdiction.
of my declaration of independence, I hereby declare that I am and
remain a free and sovereign human being, a citizen of the United
States; that as such I am absolved from all allegiance to usurping
American governments, which by their criminal, unconstitutional
and immoral acts have forfeited any claim on my allegiance; and
that all political connection between them and me is and ought to
be totally dissolved. Therefore, henceforth I will boycott all elections
as a demonstration of my withdrawal of consent and denial of legitimacy
of existing governments.
As a sovereign
individual citizen of the United States of America, I hereby call
upon my fellow citizens to join with me to demand the convening
of local, state and national Conventions of Freedom across America
the existing system of democratic fascism, including secession
if necessary, and replace it with a new system of governments
based on the non-aggression
principle, which holds that it shall be legal for anyone to
do, or not do anything he wants, provided only that he not violate
contracts he enters voluntarily without duress and that he not
initiate or threaten violence against the person or legitimately
owned property of another person.
a system of common law based on the precepts of natural law, which
is discovered through long human experience, tradition and careful
deliberation, and rests on the normative foundation of unanimity
and consent, not majority rule and force.
a truly federalist constitutional republic that replaces electoral
politics and hyperactive governments which engage in unrestrained
rule-making, immoral redistributive taxation and spending, and
the promiscuous use of police powers with limited governing
bodies chosen at random from the willing citizenry and stringently
restricted in their actions through super-majority voting requirements
to pursuing the general welfare of all the people, not a mere
subset of them, with full compensation guaranteed for those individuals
harmed by the governments legitimate actions.
- Design a
system of limited governments that avoids tyranny by relying on
the inner workings, incentives and structural arrangements of
society and a properly designed political system, rather than
relying on elections and the political process to prevent usurpation
of individual sovereignty and infringement of individuals
rights and freedoms.
I further propose
the following governing framework for consideration and deliberation
by such conventions when they assemble.
fundamental principle of government shall be the non-aggression
principle, and all taxing and police powers explicit or implied
shall be restricted by the non-aggression principle.
shall in all instances be a presumption of liberty in deciding whether
a proposed or enacted law, rule or edict denies or disparages rights
and freedoms of the people, and no concept of collective rights
or individual entitlement shall supersede any right
or freedom retained by individuals under the non-aggression principle.
fundamental corollary of the fundamental principle shall be that
the specification of certain rights in any constitution, law, judicial
decision or government rule shall not be construed to deny or disparage
other rights and freedoms retained by the people under the non-aggression
the rights and freedoms protected by the non-aggression principle
is that all individuals possess the inalienable right to leave their
place of residence at any time, under any circumstances for any
destination, domestic or foreign, they choose and to return freely
and unimpeded at their own discretion. No government shall possess
any power of extradition, passport confiscation or extra-territorial
taxation under any circumstances.
legal concept of sovereign immunity shall not exist
nor shall it be employed to shield from the full force of the law
any governing body collectively nor any person individually who
serves or who is employed or contracted by any government body.
Sixth, no government
shall possess any war-making or police powers that reach beyond
their borders unless in immediate response to a direct and open
foreign attack or invasion, or pursuant to a declaration of war
or militia-mobilization resolution that is duly enacted or affirmed
by at least a three-fourths supermajority vote of the people
in a duly held referendum, which shall be re-held annually or become
null and void.
shall be no standing army.
shall be no income tax.
shall be no central bank nor shall any government issue money in
any form other than gold or gold-backed notes fully redeemable on
Tenth, no law,
edict or government rule shall be enacted or issued except by supermajority
vote of at least three-fourths by a legislative body enacting it
or affirming its promulgation by an executive official.
laws, edits and rules enacted by a legislative body, promulgated
by an executive or decreed by an appellate judicial body shall be
submitted to the people for affirmation before the effective
date or as soon thereafter as practicable and again every 10 years
thereafter in a ballot referendum in which the people shall
be given the opportunity to repeal said enactments, edicts and decrees
by majority vote.
public officials shall be selected at random for limited terms in
the following manner: Any citizen desiring to serve in a specific
government office shall enter his name in a lottery, which shall
be unregulated by any governing entity. The name drawn at random
from the lottery list shall serve in said office until the expiration
of the term of that office or until he is duly impeached and removed
from office. At the expiration of the term of office, the current
incumbent may run for re-election to that office, for one and only
one additional term, against an opponent whose name shall be drawn
from a new lottery list.
This is only
a rough and incomplete framework, not meant to be definitive but
to begin people thinking seriously about making their own personal
declaration of independence and working to organize new Conventions
of Freedom across America. Declare your independence from tyranny,
and let freedom ring across the land once again.
with permission from the Social
A. Hunter [send
him mail] is the President and CEO of the Social
© 2012 Social
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