The most apparent difficulty herein lies in the general inability of people to understand the specific direction of their unique organism, or, understanding it, to make the firm resolve necessary to shake free the shackles of cultural conditioning and Dogma accepted through poorly considered indoctrination. Therefore, those of us who now declare their individual autonomy (and this document speaks only for those who freely choose to do so) are faced with a potentially arduous task of self- examination, compounded by the resistance encountered from those who do not comprehend the changes engendered by this individual declaration. But the rewards of this liberation are enormous, being the very fulfillment of each individual's own nature, and therefore the nature of the human race as a whole. Those of us who choose to accept this self-responsibility do so, we believe, for the advantage of all.
The crimes against individuals by those who blindly group together under the flags of Governments, religions, and other institutions are too numerous to fully discuss, but can be categorized in the following way: Actual legislation which limits the freedom of individuals in speech, worship, thought, and any actions which do not, themselves, infringe upon the freedoms of others; Cultural norms, taboos, peer pressures, moral codes and any other influences which likewise limit the freedoms of individuals.
It should be strongly emphasized that we recognize that various dogmas, models and systems are necessary for the harmonious growth of humanity, but, in all things, these can be the choice of the individual. If one person and another believe that it is their will to band together for a specific purpose, under delineated restrictions, then they are free to do so, given that their purpose still respects and allows the differing beliefs and actions of those who stay apart from their group. If one person believes that it is his will to stand apart from all others, then he is free to do so, given that he does not interfere with the free behavior of any other. In the same manner, the dogma or meta-dogma of this Declaration is intended to apply only to those who freely choose to accept it as being beneficial or useful in the attainment of their own True Will.
We, therefore, the people of the planet Earth who choose to
accept responsibility for our own lives, do publish and declare
that we can be FREE AND INDEPENDENT PEOPLE, that we are absolved
from all allegiance to any dogma, system or code that we have not
chosen for ourselves, that we as individuals have full power to
levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce
and to do all other Acts and Things which individual People may
of right do.
(c) copyright Philip H. Farber