A New Declaration of Independence
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The New Declaration of Independence
We, the people of these United States, can no longer abide by the rule of law that has become corrupt and tyrannical. Therefore, we reject the ideals and institutions that have become oppressive against not only our own citizens, but to our values as well. As such, we have decided upon a series of articles that accurately reflects our values and will be the basis for our new laws.
Article 1: Every human has the right to govern their own body however they choose, mentally or physically. It is the most important property that anyone has, and it is unethical for any institution or governing body to take that away from them. The only exception to be made for this is imprisonment, and only then on the conviction of a violent crime, war crime or a civil rights violation, as they have proven that they do not regard the first right of others.
Article 2: Every human has the right of innocence until proven guilty. They shall not have their freedom of movement infringed upon without being convicted of a violent crime.
Article 3: Every human has the right to privacy. They shall not be forced, or otherwise coerced to reveal any information that they do not want to reveal. The only exception to this is directly related to the preservation of evidence to be used in a court of law.
Article 4: Every human has the right to the basic necessities for an equal start in life. No person shall ever be denied a basic income, defined as the amount of capital needed to ensure that a person will never go unsheltered or unfed.
Article 5: Every human has the right to equal and humane rule of law. No person shall ever be subjected to cruel or inhumane treatment, even as punishment.
Article 6: Every human has the right to expression. They shall not be barred from using their voice in any manner that they choose, so long as it does not infringe upon the rights of others. As such, hate speech will not be tolerated, as it is often a precursor to inciting violence, and therefore infringes upon the rights of others.
Article 7: Every human has the right to education. No human shall ever be denied the ability to learn about the laws that govern them, or be denied the education that they may require to improve their lives.
Article 8: Every human has the right to believe in moral authority, as long as it does not infringe upon the rights of others to do the same. No person shall ever be denied religious freedom or cultural expression, as long as it does not harm others.
Article 9: Every human has the right to belong to a community. No person shall ever be removed in any manner from an ethnic, ideological or religious group without their consent, unless they have violated the first article of this Declaration.
Article 10: Every human has the right to cast a single vote on any law, or lawmaker, that impacts their life in any way. No person or institution may ever revoke this right.
Article 11: Every human has the right to resist. If any law or order is deemed unethical, then any person may refuse to obey it and not suffer consequences for doing so, as long as a jury of their peers has deemed the law that they are accused of resisting is unethical.
Article 12: Every human has the right to enough clean water to sustain their own life.
Article 13: Every human has the right to travel freely, unless they have violated the first article of this Declaration.
Article 14: Every human has the right to healthcare goods or services that are necessary to continue living.
Article 15: Every human has the right to live in a clean, and safe environment. No person or institution shall ever knowingly or willingly destroy or otherwise dismantle any environmental protections or safeguards necessary to keep our planet inhabitable.
Article 16: Every human has the right to an unbiased government. No lawmaker, representative, or government institution may be forced, bribed or otherwise coerced to favor any law or decree that causes any bias for or against any human, or any unethical treatment of any human. Our legislation is to be purely impartial and democratic.
We, the undersigned, believe in these articles so fervently that we will support them until our dying breath. As the Sons and Daughters of Liberty and Justice, we do hereby lend our signature to this Declaration in order to tell all generations, from this day until humanity's last day, that we will no longer stand by while violations of these most basic and true human rights occur. We will live by them and die for them to ensure that all people may live free and eventually take their last breath free.
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