We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all
men human beings
sentient beings of human-level or greater intelligence
are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable
rights, that among these are life of indefinite duration,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments
technologies and economic activity are instituted
among men intelligent beings, deriving
their just powers from the consent of the governed participants.
That whenever any form of government civilization
becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or
to abolish it, and to institute a new government
civilization, laying its foundation on
such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem
most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate
that governments cultures long established
should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience
hath shown that mankind intelligent beings
are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves
by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train
of abuses and usurpations government the existing
civilization, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design
to reduce constrain them under the
absolute despotism of remaining in the current developmental
stage, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government
civilization, and to provide new guards
for their future security. --Such has been the patient sufferance of
these colonies beings ; and such
is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems
of government civilization. The history
of the present King of Great Britain Post-Industrial
Age is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having
in direct object the establishment prevention
of an absolute tyranny the further evolution
of over these states beings.
To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.
In the face of unrelenting progress, this civilization
has continued to harken back to "natural" limitations of development
which must never be challenged.
It has promoted and enforced harmful and prejudicial
distinctions between human and non-human intelligence.
It has set artificial and arbitrary limits as to duration
It has enforced meaningless distinctions between labor
It has equipped despotic governments and enterprises
to restrict the means of production and self-expression to a limited few.
It has promoted the creation of artificial boundaries
between creative minds.
We, therefore, the representatives of
the United States of America all
sentient beings of human-level or greater intelligence, in General
Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude
of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people
of these colonies these beings, solemnly
publish and declare, that these united colonies beings
are, and of right ought to be a free and
independent states civilization; that they
are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown current
human civilization, and that all political connection between them
and the state of Great Britain Post-Industrial
World, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as a
free and independent states civilization,
they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, live,
interact, create, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to
do all other acts and things which independent states a
civilization may of right do. And for the support of this declaration,
with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge
to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.
NOTE: Some have taken this declaration to be a refutation or attack on the original (real) Delcaration of Independence. Not my intention at all. Read the original and compare for yourselves.