A hypothetical declaration for your consideration:

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for people to dissolve the political bonds that have connected them to a government, and to establish a new government to which the laws of Nature and God entitle them, they should declare the causes that impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among people, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their well-being and happiness.

When a long train of abuses and oppressions reveals a government design to reduce the people to living under authoritarianism and despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future well-being and security. Such has been the patient suffering of the people of the corrupted United States of America, and such is now the necessity that constrains them to alter their system of government. The history of the present U.S. government over the past few decades is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of a corrupt and evil tyranny over the people. 

This tyranny has been growing for many years, but the abuse of power has now, as of 2022, reached the point of being completely intolerable and unacceptable. This is evidenced by such recent actions as the unconstitutional restrictions on liberty during the COVID pandemic, the purposeful destruction of the U.S. economy to promote false political doctrines, the fraudulent 2020 presidential election and the continued subversion of the electoral process, the persecution of January 6 protestors, the arrests and prosecutions of supporters and associates of former President Donald Trump, and—in the most flagrant abuse of power yet—the illegal FBI raid on the former president’s home in Florida for purely political reasons.

The federal government—including leaders of both major political parties—has persisted in carrying out these horrendous assaults on the people, along with its dishonorable partners in many state and local governments, large private corporations, the media, academia, and other established elite institutions. All of these institutions represent serious problems that the people urgently need to address. However, the present declaration is limited to addressing abuses and oppressions committed by the federal government, with the confidence that once those abuses and oppressions are corrected, the rest of the problems will become much easier to solve.

With all of these points in mind, let the following facts about the current U.S. federal government be submitted to the world:

It has repeatedly ignored, selectively applied, and violated the principles of the U.S. Constitution to advance its authoritarian, undemocratic, politicized agendas.

It has assumed numerous unconstitutional powers over the lives and activities of the people, as recently highlighted during the COVID pandemic.

It has subverted the constitutional rights and powers of the individual states, forcing federal powers and policies upon them through coercive means.  

It has stifled free speech and independent thought (in collaboration with its powerful corporate partners), through such actions as the censoring of public commentary on the Internet and the forced firings of people who disagree with its COVID policies.

It has turned almost all of the free press into an enormous, powerful tool of government propaganda.

It has effectively transferred government power from democratically elected representatives to unelected “Deep State” bureaucrats and officials at countless government agencies.

It has both literally and figuratively weaponized the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service to persecute political opponents and dissidents, such as through the harassment and prosecutions of Trump and his supporters and the dramatically increased and abusive powers of tax authorities.

It has perverted and corrupted the private business sector through such coercive anti-American methods as the ESG (environmental, social, governance) agenda.

It has purposely sabotaged critically important sectors of the U.S. economy, such as the fossil fuel and agriculture industries.

It has selectively enforced basic laws and refused to prosecute many violent criminals, often on the basis of political considerations, greatly jeopardizing public safety.

It has provoked societal divisions among the people by stoking hatred and resentment based on race, religion, and other personal characteristics.

It has corrupted the public education system, such as by forcing children to be subjected to political propaganda, lies about science and history, and sexual perversions. 

It has surrendered the sovereignty and best interests of the United States to foreign countries and global institutions, including China, the World Health Organization, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the World Economic Forum.

It has refused to enforce the integrity of U.S. borders, allowing an ongoing foreign invasion that endangers the people through crime, narcotics, and other threats. 

It has repeatedly provoked and waged pointless and wasteful foreign wars, sacrificing both the wealth and lives of the American people to advance the greedy interests of the military-industrial complex and to expand the powers of the ruling globalist cabal.

And­—most devastatingly—it has deeply corrupted both the judicial and electoral systems (as demonstrated by the fraudulent 2020 presidential election and the continuing efforts to corrupt election integrity and persecute the January 6 protestors), effectively neutering the only legal options that the people have to challenge and change the corrupted system and to address their grave grievances.

Because of all these oppressions, the United States is no longer the functioning democratic republic that was established by the U.S. Constitution. The elite authoritarians that have entrenched themselves in power have succeeded in their goal of destroying that republic.

In every stage of these oppressions, we the people have sought corrections through the established legal methods, such as elections, protests, petitions, and court actions. However, our repeated efforts have been answered only by repeated injury. A political leader, whose character is thus marked by every act that may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Therefore, we the people of the United States of America solemnly pronounce that we can no longer recognize the legitimacy of the corrupted, lawless United States federal government. Nor can we any longer retain allegiance to this government.

Furthermore, we declare that—if this corrupted federal government cannot be changed, corrected, and cleansed through the established legal electoral or judicial processes—we nullify its authority and support its removal through insurrection, revolution, secession, or any other available option.

And we support the replacement of the discarded corrupted, lawless government with a new, law-abiding, free, and independent government entity that is strictly bound by the principles of the original U.S. Constitution and its subsequent legal amendments. This new government shall have full power to carry out all activities that independent states have a right to. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the righteousness of our cause in the eyes of Nature and God, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.
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