I offer the following Declaration of Freedom of Humanity. It is an updating of the July 4th, 1776, "The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies."
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men and Women are created Equal, that they are endowed by nature with certain unalienable Rights, which among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these Rights, governments are instituted among Men and Women, 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 a new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience has shown, that Humanity 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, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of those living under Dictatorships of whatever form; and the history of the world's present Dictatorships is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over their people. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world:
Dictatorships subject their People to:
Laws without their Assent, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good;
The obstructed of Justice, by refusing their Assent to Laws for establishing independent Judiciary powers;
Prison without Trial by Jury;
Their Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries;
Taxation without their Consent;
Swarms of Officers and Officials to harass them, eat out their substance, and loot their possessions;
The expropriation of their commerce, products, and monies for personal use;
Corruption so vast that bribing officials and officers is the only way to get anything done;
The dissolution of what ever Representative Houses they suffer too exist, for opposing with manly firmness their invasions on the Rights of their People;
And Death by the bullet, sword, and tank treads for only demonstrating their Right to be heard.
The Worst of these Dictatorships subject their People to:
Mass Impoverishment, Famine, and early Death;
A border-to-border Forced Labor, Concentration, or Reeducation Camp;
Internal and foreign Deportations and mass Migration that deprives them of their Homes, Villages, Communities, and Roots;
Torture, Rape, Genocide, Democide, and Demoslaughter;
Rule by Fear;
And the Death and Destruction of Aggressive and Imperial Wars without the People's Assent.
We, the Free People of this World, therefore Declare, appealing to the Souls of Dictatorships' Victims for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the People of the World, solemnly publish and declare, that all Dictatorships are Criminal Governments; that their People of Right ought to be Free; that they ought to be Absolved from all Allegiance to these criminal Governments; that the sovereignty and independence of these criminal Governments ought to be totally dissolved; and that as fellow Human Beings their People ought to have the full Power to speak their Minds, follow their own Religion, peaceably Assemble, establish Commerce, elect their Representatives, and to do all other Acts and Things that Free People may of Right do.
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the Rightness of our Declaration, we mutually pledge to Communicate this declaration far and wide, and to support by whatever peaceful means at our disposal the freeing of these subject People.
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