When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for Americans to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with the Democratic and Republican Parties, and to attain empowerment as We the People, our common respect for the Constitution and the rule of law compels us to declare the causes which impel us to this separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that both major parties are complicit in war crimes, in pervasive Wall Street corruption, in systemic corporate lawlessness so malicious and extensive as to beggar description. The repressive corporate agenda of both major parties has been exposed time and time again, their belief that all men are not created equal has been exposed, their absolute submission to the corporate masters of America has been exposed, their betrayal of every principle of representative government has been exposed.
They have granted the corporate aristocracy unalienable Rights, that among these are the right to plunder the Treasury, the right to wage illegal wars of occupation, the right to control the media, the right to subvert the banking system, to corrupt the electoral system, to ravage our economy and reap the illicit profits of shock doctrine capitalism.
Tradition dictates that a political system long established should not be rejected for light and transient causes; but when a long train of two-party system abuses and betrayals, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce an entire nation under corporate Despotism, it is the right of We the People, it is the duty of We the People, to condemn that system, and to establish a new system for our future security.
Such has been the patient sufferance of Americans; and such is now the necessity which compels us to dismantle the corrupt two-party system. The history of that system is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of corporate tyranny over the United States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world:
Both major parties have refused to pass comprehensive campaign finance reform, which is most wholesome and necessary for the public good, thus investing in K Street lobbyists the power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
They have refused to enforce oversight and regulatory Laws of immediate and critical importance, they have refused to enforce the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, they have actively and repeatedly subverted the foundational principles of representative government in their relentless pursuit of unlimited power.
They have conspired to reward criminal bankers for the most infamous financial crimes in all of human history, and have empowered corporate interests to bribe and intimidate our elected representatives, thus rendering American citizens powerless to defend themselves against repeated exploitation and abuse.
They have kept among us, in violation of the Bill of Rights, NSA spies who are monitoring with impunity every phone call we make, every email we send, every form of communication we engage in no matter who we are or where we are.
They have engaged in punitive and arbitrary taxation without representation, for ignoring and blatantly defying the citizens of this country cannot by any measure be called representation. They have confiscated 10 trillion of our taxpayer dollars and given it to the Federal Reserve, which has handed it over to criminal bankers here and overseas with no oversight or accountability whatsoever.
They have engaged in systemic abuses of power and obstructions of justice, in violation of our Constitution and unacknowledged by our laws; giving their Assent to unconstitutional Acts of repressive Legislation such as the Patriot Act and the Military Commissions Act.
They stand condemned:
For enabling the Bush Administration to launch wars of aggression and occupation in violation of the Geneva Conventions and international law.
For protecting them from criminal investigations, thus conferring upon them legal immunity from prosecution for war crimes, torture, and other heinous assaults on human rights and dignity.
For decreeing that telecoms engaged in massive violations of the 4th Amendment are above the law and immune from criminal or civil action, thus ensuring that they will not be held accountable for their crimes:
For complicity in depriving American citizens in many cases, of the benefit of habeas corpus and Trial by Jury:
For complicity in transporting them beyond the Seas to be tortured for pretended offenses, subjecting them to Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation:
For complicity in abolishing the regulatory system which protected our banking system and economy from corporate exploitation and Wall Street fraud, establishing therein an Arbitrary government of unlimited corporate power:
For complicity in establishing a Deficit Commission, comprised of corporate lackeys and pathological liars, who are meeting in secret and engaging in a conspiracy to destroy Social Security and Medicare.
For complicity in decimating our Bill of Rights, for complicity in violating our most valuable Laws, for complicity in fundamentally altering the Forms of our Government, leaving only the illusion of democracy behind:
For complicity in plundering our Treasury in order to wage imperial wars.
For complicity in funding and funding and funding yet again large Armies of troops, Blackwater mercenaries, criminal contractors, and CIA operatives in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and around the world, with consequences counterproductive to our national security, and productive only to the furtherance of corporate war machine profiteering.
At every stage of these Oppressions, Americans have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble of terms, but our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated betrayals and even greater treachery. The Republican and Democratic Parties, whose destructive legacy has been characterized by every heinous act which defines corruption and moral bankruptcy, are unfit to be supported by any American citizen.
We have reminded the politicians of both major parties time and time again of our grievances. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, we have implored them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably sever our connections and support if they continue.
But they have been deaf to the voice of justice, they have been deaf to our repeated appeals. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity of declaring our Separation from them, we must consign the Democratic and Republican Parties to Oblivion, condemn the two-party system as an abusive and corrupt anachronism, and call upon every American to establish a Third Party of We the People.
We, therefore, the citizens of the United States of America, appealing to the Supreme Judge of History for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name of, and by Authority of the Founding Fathers who gave us this republic and asked us to preserve it, solemnly publish and declare, that we will embrace a new ideology of Citizen Empowerment, that we will speak a new language of Political, Social, and Economic Activism, that we will forge a new Movement encompassing the values and goals we share in common, that we are Absolved from all Allegiance to both major parties, that all political connection between us and those mercenaries of corporate power is and ought to be totally dissolved, that we will unite as We the People and take our government back.
As American citizens, in support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance upon one another, with unwavering support for the Constitution and the rule of law, we mutually pledge that we will restore American democracy, no matter what sacrifices are required, no matter who stands against us, until this Dark Age of Corporate Tyranny ends, and government of the People, by the People, and for the People in America shines once again, shines as it was meant to shine, as a Beacon of Empowerment to every oppressed human being throughout the world.