Freedoms and Rights

24 petitions

Started 2 days ago

Petition to all people, Apple, Oracle, Facebook, Twitter, Inc, National Rifle Association, Donald Trump, Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, Justin Amash, Jim Bridenstine, Mo Brooks, Kenneth Buck, Rodney Blum, Curt Clawson, Ron DeSantis, Scott DesJarlais, Jeff Duncan, Trent Franks, Scott Garrett, Paul Gosar, Morgan Griffith, Andy Harris, Jody Hice, Tim Huelskamp, Jim Jordan, Barry Loudermilk, Cynthia Lummis, Mark Meadows, Alex Mooney, Mick Mulvaney, Gary Palmer, Steve Pearce, Scott Perry, Bill Posey, Keith Rothfus, Matt Salmon, Mark Sanford, David Schweikert, Marlin Stutzman, Randy Weber, Ted Cruz, Theodore Yoho, Marco Rubio, Microsoft

Man is free.

I WANT YOU TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FACT THAT YOU ARE IN CONTROL AND RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR LIFE  AND I WANT YOU TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE BRUTE FACTS OF THESE SYLLOGISMS 1. A man is a rational animal 2. A rational animal lives by reason  3. Therefore man lives by reason 4 Reason is man's capacity to think 5. To think is a choice 6. Therefore, to be a man is a choice 7. Choice is the cause of all actions 8. A man must act to live 8 Therefore, a man must be free to choose in order to live Therefore, it is an error in our thinking to believe that force can cause a man to act. Force cannot do anything but remove choice from a man and thus kill him. Conclusions and implications of this follow in this petition to my readers My name is Zach Moore, and I'm 31 years old living in the United States. Along with the long list of freedoms, responsibilities and causes for celebration I’ve enjoyed in my life, I am disturbed by the painful accounts of corruption and injustice within our country and throughout the world. I wrote this petition as an effort to rally support around the ideas needed to help myself and others acknowledge the right way to order our lives and our society.     When you first read this petition, I want you to know that I love America and want to promote the founding ideas that were the essence of her once revolutionary progress. If in the course of our thinking, we discover ideas that align better with the natural rights of men than those laid forth in the United State constitution, reason would compel us to amend the constitution, not the facts of nature. The purpose of this petition is to place before mankind the common sense of the subject of human freedom in terms so plain and firm as to command their assent. For the purpose of clarity, I use the term "man" and "mankind" here to refer to all people regardless of gender who fit the definition of a human being.      FIRST, We must state what freedom is and why it is right. We acknowledge that a man is a being whose actions are governed by personal will. Therefore, it is impossible to think a man can take an action against his will. This is why it is an error in our thinking to believe that we can force men to work or give of their labor against their will. There is only one person who can control the mind and body of another human being, and that is an individual. Therefore, the only right and effective way to move men to action is by communicating with the mind through reason and persuasion. It's not that force is a less effective way to move men to action; it doesn't work and never will. But what of those who say, "a gun is persuasive". What reason does a gun give for performing heart surgery? What reason does a gun give for handing over your wallet? All a gun can do is kill a man. “If you don’t, I will kill you” isn’t an argument. Avoiding death and pursuing life are two different things. A gun may give a man a reason to fight back or comply for a time for the preservation of his life, but it does not give any reason for the pursuit of life. Therefore, we choose to acknowledge that man's mind is free from coercion and we choose acknowledge that all attempts to move men through force is an error in thinking.  SECOND, we must clearly state what we do not desire. It follows naturally from the first point that we do not desire power over others to dictate how they live their lives. This would be an erroneous desire, similiar to wanting a rock to be an apple or desiring light to be darkness. Man is free and we cannot rule his actions. We may seek to communicate the virtues of certain ways of life through reason and persuasion, but we will not commit the mental error in thinking that we could force others to agree with our reasons. Reason and force are opposites. The pursuit of happiness is inherently a personal endeavor. Therefore, we contend that the individual is the only legitimate Power in the world of humankind. THIRD, we choose to acknowledge that the motives of man's would be captors do not change the brute fact that man is free nor prevent their failed attempts to control the minds of men people, regardless of motives, choose to edit their thinking to acknowledge their fellow man's inalienable FREEDOM, they will continue to fail in their efforts.  FOURTH, we choose to acknowledge that a law, therefore, derives its power from the consent of those it governs. Laws cannot receive power by will of a President, or the will of the Majority, or the will of a Congress. Laws decreed, whether by Pure Democracies, Republics, Monarchies, or Dictators, have power only over those who consent to being governed by them, which is to say those who are persuaded by their goodness. This is not to say that people may not delegate power to another person or another group, like a majority, but the right thing to do is acknowledge their personal  choice to delegate the power and recognize their choice to withdraw their delegation as they choose.  Let this proclamation stand in honor of these pillars of freedom and make plain the implications.  The US tax system in its current form is wrong and does not work because it claims to tax people by appealing to the consent of a “representative” Congress rather than the consent of the individual. But what if a person does not choose to delegate his consent to this congress? Does the US tax system acknowledge that this person has withdrawn his consent. The answer the IRS gives is "no" and refuses to acknowledge this fact of nature, which is an error in their thinking. Furthermore, there is a veiled threat that the government can force a man to pay or provide the product of his or her labor against his will, which is another error in our thinking. And finally, there is a belief that it is good to force men to live in this system of coercion and since good and wrong are opposites, this is another error in our thinking. Therefore, let us seek to change our thinking and not the brute face of nature and let it be acknowledge that, as of this day, resources needed to provide the products of men’s labor must be raised only through reasons and persuasions. Let us devote our time and energy then away from errors in our thinking and towards the methods of persuasion to live our lives.  The beliefs undergirding the US legal system in its current form are wrong for the same reasons the US tax system is. Therefore, let it be further acknowledged that laws which do not derive their power from the consent of the individual are powerless and will not work. Let us then devote our time and energy away from threats of violence and towards the methods of persuasion to create an orderly and functional society. Finally governments across the world which believe it is possible to move men to actions through force are wrong and should edit their thinking to align with the brute facts of reality. Therefore, let it be finally acknowledged that man's freedom is universal and exists to every man in all countries. The people of the world are free and the supporters of this acknowledgement rightly recognize and respect these facts of nature. If you agree with this petition and support its acknowledgment, sign and share. Let us let man know that he is free and that it is right to act in accordance with one’s nature.  For the best that is within us,Zach Moore p.s. Speaking of choice, the demand of the US dollar and all fiat currencies around the globe is driven by the demand of that dollar from the IRS and analogous tax collecting agencies. The only reason people have faith that others will accept a worthless fiat currency is because they believe others will accept it to pay off their tax debt. The faith in the currency is tied to the faith in the tax system. The entire "value" of the fiat currencies of the world would fall to zero overnight when people realize they it is an error in thinking for governments to claim by force the product of their labor. You might want to drain your 401Ks and bank accounts now and buy something valuable, like silver or gold. Here's why you should do that sooner than later. Today the value of all fiat currencies in the world is estimated to be $1.5 Quadrillion.  Today the amount of all gold in the world is estimated to be 171,300 tonnes  An ounce of gold is 0.0002835 If the value of fiat currencies fall to zero, which they will, the estimated value of an ounce of gold would be $248,248 in today's dollars. The estimated amount of silver in the world is 1/9 of the estimated amount of gold.  So if the value of fiat currencies fall to zero, which they will, the estimated value of an ounce of silver will be would be $27,583. As of 3.17.2018, the spot price of gold is $1,316 and the spot price of silver is $16.42.  An ounce of gold will improve in value by 18,863%. An ounce of silver will improve in value by 167,984% 517 9919 - text before you call 

Zach Moore
7 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Mike Pompeo, President of the United States

Please Help Me Fight for My Mother's Freedom

My name is Iris. I’m a CPA working at a university in Tampa, Florida. My mom was arrested by the Chinese regime and recently sentenced to six years because she refused to give up her belief.   My mom is a Falun Gong practitioner. Falun Gong is a spiritual practice involving meditative “qigong” exercises and is centered on the values of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. In July 1999, the former dictator of the Chinese Communist Party orchestrated a massive and brutal persecution against Falun Gong practitioners.   Facing autocratic state power, Falun Gong practitioners took peaceful approaches to speak out about the truth of the persecution to Chinese people and the world. According to Amnesty International, Freedom House and others, tens of thousands of practitioners in China have been arrested and imprisoned for voicing their thoughts and beliefs. My mom is one of them.   My mom Deng Cuiping began practicing Falun Gong in 1997 for health and wellness. After the persecution began, my mom was wrongfully dismissed from her work twice and sent to brainwashing classes several times.  She was forced to renounce her belief over the years. She was detained three times and jailed for three years from 2006 to 2009. My mom was both mentally and physically tortured there. To protest the illegal treatment, she went on a hunger strike and almost lost her life during the imprisonment. Her friend Shen Yueping, also a Falun Gong practitioner, was tortured to death in the same prison six months following my mom’s release.   On July 24, 2016, policemen from the National Security Bureau of China arrested my mom again. My father and grandma were threatened by hooligans when they made a peaceful petition to the local government for my mom after she was arrested. My father, an elementary school teacher, was called to a meeting and school managers warned him that he could be suspended from work if he continued the petition.   My mom was put on trial in February. A human rights lawyer questioned the flawed charges against her, but it was no use. On Feb. 24, she was illegally sentenced to six years in prison for refusing to give up her belief. My mom appealed to the higher court. However, on the second morning following Mother’s Day, my family was notified that the court did not reverse the judgment and on May 18th, my mom was sent back to the very prison where she had suffered tremendously and where her friend was killed.   I have been working hard here in hopes that one day I will rescue my parents out of the endless hell in China and bring them to America. I dreamed that we would build a new home in this land of freedom and my mom would have a quiet, secure life in her older age. This dream that once seemed within reach has now been shattered.   But if there’s anything I learned from my mom, it’s to never give up and to believe in people’s kindness. My congressman, Dennis Ross, and others have written letters to the Chinese government and U.S. President. The Tampa Bay Times and USA Today reported her story. And the Congressional-Executive Commission on China listed my mom among “China’s heroes,” urging President Trump to ask for her release when he met Chinese President Xi Jinping at the bilateral meeting. The student government of the university which I work for initiated and passed a resolution that calls for the immediately release of my mom and an end to the persecution.   Supporting freedom of conscience remains a fundamental principle of the United States. I ask for your support in signing this petition that asks U.S. Secretary of State to look into my mom’s case and urge the immediate release of my mom and other prisoners of conscience. Each small step makes a difference. Please sign and support me in stopping the persecution of all innocent Falun Gong practitioners as well as all prisoners of conscience in China.

Iris Lu
35,767 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Benjamin Netanyahu, Reuven Rivlin, Yuli Edelstein, Ron Durmer, David Biton, Yehuda Glick, Shuli Moalam Rafaeli

The Temple Mount Manifesto

Every Israeli Government since 1967 has systematically denied the Jewish People of the right to pray and worship on the Temple Mount and Jews are routinely arrested and harassed for even attempting religious acts on the Mount. This policy, Regulation 761, which was passed by the Government cabinet in 1967  is a gross violation of Jewish and Democratic principles. Click here to read - The TEMPLE MOUNT REPORT - The Denial of Jewish Prayer on the Temple Mount.  El Manifiesto de Monte del Templo - Haga clic aquí THE TEMPLE MOUNT MANIFESTO Whereas the Temple Mount is the holiest site to the Jewish Nation; Whereas the Temple Mount is the site of the Jewish Temple destroyed first by Babylon in 587 BCE and again by Roman Legions in 69 CE; and whereas the Jewish People have never abandoned hope of returning to the site of their ruined Temple; Whereas the liberation of the Temple Mount and the Old City of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War in 1967 was not only an act of self-defense but a historic act of justice in restoring the Jewish Nation to their holiest site; Whereas the current 'status quo' denies the historic longing and aspiration of the Jewish Nation to once again pray and worship at the site of their ancient Temple; and whereas the continued Palestinian violence, incitement, and destruction of Temple antiquities on the Mount constitutes a grave desecration of the holy site; Resolved that the undersigned support the freedom of peaceful Jewish prayer, worship, and assembly on the Temple Mount, in accordance with Torah Law, and call upon the Government of Israel to annul the anti-Jewish & Democratic Governmental Regulation 761, known as the "status quo" immediately. אנו (פעילי הר הבית ותומכיהם) עובדים קשה על מנת להשיג מספר משמעותי של חותמים על העצומה הזו קודם שנשלח אותה לראה"מ נתניהו.למרות שאנו מודעים לכך שנדיר שעצומות משנות מציאות, זו יכולה לשמש ככלי להעברת דעת הציבור לראש הממשלה בנוגע להר הבית.מסיבה זו הכרחי שנאסוף אלפי חתימות. אחיזת ראש הממשלה בכסאו הינה רעועה. ניתן למצביעים להראות לו שלזכויות היהודים בהר הבית ישנה משמעות עצומה עבורנו.אנא חיתמו ושתפו.

Yosef Rabin
3,703 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Excellency Secretary General, United Nations Organization New York, USA

Establish a Universal Center for Dialogue in Lebanon & Designate Lebanon Land for Dialogue

This petition to establish a UN universal center for dialogue in Lebanon and to designate Lebanon as a land for dialogue Amon civilizations and cultures is addressed to His/Her Excellency the Secretary General of the United Nations Organization in New York, USA. This is a civil society effort.  In his address to the UN General Assembly on the Dialogue between Cultures and Religions (Item 45: Culture and Peace) on November 12th, 2008, His Excellency, President Michel Sleiman, stated that “the philosophy of the Lebanese entity is based on dialogue, reconciliation and coexistence”. He declared that the Lebanese people would like Lebanon to “become an international center for the management of the dialogue of civilizations and cultures and consequently a global laboratory for that inter-entity dialogue”.St. Pope John Paul II, Ayatollah Muhammad Mahdi Shamseddine, the Muslim-Christian Summit at the Maronite Patriarchate in Lebanon and hundreds of thousands of people in Lebanon and around the world, we believe that Lebanon is more than a country it is a message of freedom, a model of pluralism and a special space for dialogue and coexistence of different cultures, ethnicities and religions. We also believe that Lebanon’s vocation is to embody this message and to strive to live it and to promote it despite all the challenges and the obstacles faced.  We started this petition to capitalize on the call by former President Michel Suleiman to the UN to designate Lebanon as “an international center for the management of the dialogue of civilizations and cultures and consequently a global laboratory for that inter-entity dialogue”. Your signature will make a difference because the world needs a place where dialogue takes place not on the macro levels but also on the micro levels – on the levels of people in their daily lives as it is the situation in Lebanon. Your signature will give people hope and strengthen their resilience not only in the Middle East, but also around the world for an alternative to disputes, conflicts and wars. The Middle East needs Lebanon to be this space and your signature will make it happen. The Initiative is Notre Dame University project using civil society track to achieve its objectives. It is supported by Lebanese people, friends of Lebanon, people of good will, civil society advocates and organizations who believe that Lebanon is a land of dialogue and needs to be internationally acknowledged as such by the UN and its member states. My name is Dr. Guita Hourani. I am the Director of the Lebanese Emigration Research Center, member of the Initiative's Steering Committee and the Petition Campaign Coordinator of the Initiative. On behalf of Notre Dame University, the Steering Committee, the Executing Director and the Advisory Committee of the Initiative thank you in advance for supporting this initiative and for signing the petition. "Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will not themselves be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistence." Architect Daniel Hudson Burnham (1846 – 1912).

Guita Hourani
7,348 supporters