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New Hampshire Underground => Voluntaryism/Anarchism => Topic started by: Bill St. Clair on April 08, 2009, 01:55 AM NHFT

Title: A Declaration of Separation
Post by: Bill St. Clair on April 08, 2009, 01:55 AM NHFT
A beautifully-written declaration of independence for our times. Received in email. Signed "The Free and the Unashamed".

Original: http://freeandunashamed.wordpress.com/2009/04/07/a-declaration-of-separation/
My easier-to-read copy: http://billstclair.com/blog/stories/separation.html
Quick-loading image-free version: http://billstclair.com/separation.html

Excerpt:

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==== To The Governments & People of Earth: ====

We claim the right to exist, and we will defend it.

We do not seek to overthrow anything. We do not seek to control anything. We merely wish to be left alone.

All we ever wanted was to live in peace with our friends and neighbors. For a long, long time we bore insults to our liberty; we took blows, we did what we could to avoid injury and we worked through the system to get the offenses to stop. That has now changed.

We no longer see any benefit in working through the world’s systems. At some point, working within a system becomes cowardly and immoral; for us, that point has arrived. Regardless of the parties in power, their governments have continued to restrict, restrain and punish us. We hereby reject them all. We hereby withdraw from them all. We hold the ruling states of this world and all that appertains to them to be self-serving and opposed to humanity.

We now withdraw our obedience and reclaim the right to strike back when struck. We will not initiate force, but we do reserve the right to answer it. We did not choose this – it was forced upon us.
Title: Re: A Declaration of Separation
Post by: timf343 on April 08, 2009, 09:17 PM NHFT
GREAT read!  Though the copy I saved was not signed by the Free and Unashamed, but by me.
Title: Re: A Declaration of Separation
Post by: memenode on April 09, 2009, 04:43 PM NHFT
Spreading this quickly. I posted it on four of my sites and a bunch of other places plus digg (http://digg.com/world_news/A_Declaration_of_Separation). :)

Title: Re: A Declaration of Separation
Post by: slave_3646 on April 10, 2009, 01:41 PM NHFT
Awesome.

Lets give it power, shall we?
Title: Re: A Declaration of Separation
Post by: thinkliberty on April 11, 2009, 03:05 AM NHFT
Using violence against the state only allows them to use your actions as an excuse to take more of your liberty.

It's like slapping someone that has mental retardation, they don't care or understand why you slap them back, They can't understand what they were doing to harm you, You will just get a more violent reaction in return.