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By Jeff Head

Jeff Head is well known and respected as a liberty activist. I admire him greatly. But when he first sent me this piece -- originally written in 1997, to be reissued in July 1998 -- I told him I wouldn't publish it.

Not that it wasn't good. Oh, it was better than Our Masters deserve. I just thought it was several years too late for such earnest petitions for freedom. I still think so. But if Jeff's declaration moves just one mind in the right direction, perhaps it isn't too late after all.

This is another one of those pieces I don't agree with 100 percent. In particular, I can't imagine any tyrant heeding the demands below, or quaking in his jackboots at the thought that we might write Real Mad Letters if he doesn't behave. But I'm glad to have men like Jeff on the side of liberty. And I hope those tyrants do realize that when we weary of Real Mad Ineffective Letters, they'd better not stop us from finding peaceful alternatives for achieving individual rights and justice. Because the only other alternative is too horrible to contemplate.

A Solemn American Declaration of Liberty and Resolve


Our forefathers, in establishing this republic, taught that man made institutions have no authority to grant or deny that which has been established by God. They taught that inalienable rights are endowed upon us by God, the creator, and that governments exist not to grant or deny these rights, but to protect them. They stated that it becomes necessary in the course of human events from time to time for a people to dissolve themselves from the political bonds that hold them. They recognized and warned the citizenry that a federal government could become too strong and they went to great lengths to insure a federal government that was checked within itself by a balance of powers and that was the agent of sovereign state governments that made up the union. This was to insure that the federal government did not, "usurp from the States all government in little as in great things, when all government shall be drawn to Washington as the center of power it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as oppressive as the government from which we separated.". Thomas Jefferson.

Such times are upon us. The original Constitution of this Republic, and its intent, has been so grossly misrepresented and misinterpreted and wrested as to be unrecognizable. Professional politicians, who have made careers and fortunes out of public service have, in many cases, sold out the interests of the United States to international banking and finance interests and their organizations. Thereby, the system established by our forefathers is having its very purpose (to protect each citizen's life, liberty and pursuit of happiness) corrupted.

As a result, we reaffirm the following truths to be self evident : That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence dictates that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience shows that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing that to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses, usurpations, cover-ups and mis-appropriation, pursuing invariably the same object depicts a design to reduce them to absolute despotism, it is the right of the people, it is their duty, to throw off such government and to provide new guards for their future security.

Such is the state of affairs in this republic. The forces moving us toward totalitarianism compel us to reaffirm the constitutional intent of our forefathers and disassociate ourselves from the usurpations, misappropriations, misinterpretations, corruption and humanism which infects our federal government's elected and appointed officials, and return our federal government to the more limited form our forefathers established. The recent history of the federal government is one of repeated injury and usurpation leading to totalitarianism. To illustrate this, let the following conditions speak for themselves : Officials of the federal government, elected and appointed have :

In every stage of these injustices, American citizens who have petitioned for redress or sought to expose the above stated designs have been answered by repeated injury, slander, criminalization, imprisonment and death. A governing body whose character (either knowingly or blindly) is thus marked by every act that would define tyranny is unfit to rule a free people.

It may be argued that many of these actions were taken by "duly elected" or appointed officials performing these on behalf of the people. Close examination of the electronic voting practices will show incredible fraud. In addition, no governing body, who have taken an oath to protect and defend the constitution, has the right or the authority to alter or change that constitution, except by means provided for within the constitution itself. Changes in the name of "States of Emergency", "Executive Order", "UN Treaties", "Initiatives", "Acts", "Proclamation", "Presidential Directives" or any other avenue outside of constitutional amendment, properly ratified by the states, represent a violation of the oath of office and establish those involved as enemies of "We the People".

We therefore, appealing to the Supreme Judge for the rectitude of our intentions, do solemnly resolve as God fearing Americans to immediately take a stand for liberty and our way of life. We shall speak out, boycott, petition, mail, email, demand answers from representative, seek impeachment of known enemies, plan, organize, rally, demonstrate and give our all.

Without immediate reversals of encroachments on our liberties, the time is very short before the only recourse remaining will be either to resort to the measures our founding fathers took to establish this nation, or lose our liberties and way of life, if not our very lives.

We shall demand the removal of all foreign troops from U.S soil, demand the reversal of the following acts, laws, orders and directives: GATT, NAFTA, Wetlands Act, Endangered Species Act, Emergency Powers Act, Federal Reserve Act, Executive Orders, Presidential Directives, etc. We shall demand the dissolution of the following entities or agencies : Federal Reserve Bank, FEMA, BATF, IRS, HUD, DHEW, and any agencies associated with the aforementioned. We shall petition our states, counties, localities and educational facilities to disavow the blackmail and social restructuring that federal funds of all types have become. We shall become self sufficient as individuals, as families, as localities, as counties and as states. We shall return to the fundamental American qualities of thrift, self sufficiency and fear of God that have made our Republic the envy and light of the world and sustained us.

And again, God help us, we shall prepare for the eventuality that God fearing Americans will have to take the same course of action and make the same decisions and sacrifices that our God fearing forefathers made in establishing this Republic and the inspired Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights that defines it.

May God bless our efforts, and our sacred honor and trust, even as He blessed our founding fathers, to overcome the forces amassed against us, but who are inconsequential when compared to the God of this land, the Almighty Creator, who has granted us our liberty and in whose hands we commit our lives and our efforts.

(c) Jeff Head 1998. "Give me Liberty or Give me Death"

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16 July, 1998