A declaration by the Representatives of the New Earth
by voluntary assemblage:
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for
one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them
with another, and to assume among the powers of the universe the
separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and the rights
of Man entitle them, and that these same powers exist anywhere Man
exists, including the New Earth, a decent respect to the opinions of
mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them
to seek independence.
We hold these truths to be proved:
======== That Man has equality of
opportunity, each and every person.
======== That we have, by our nature as
Man, certain inalienable rights; That among these are: Life,
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
======== That to secure these rights,
governments are instituted by Man,
deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these
it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute
a new government, 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 long established should
not be changed for light and transient causes, and accordingly, experience
has shown that Man is 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, pursuing invariably the
same objective evil, evinces a design to reduce them, under absolute
desparation, it is their right to throw off such oppression, in regards to
their safety and security. Such has been the patient suffering of the people
of the New Earth by the governments of Earth, and the necessity which compels
them to expunge their former systems of government.
The history of the present governments of the planet Earth is a history of
unremitting injuries and usurpations, among which, appears no single fact,
to contradict the uniform tenor of the rest. But all have in direct object the
establishment of a tyranny, over the New Earth. Let the facts
be submitted to a candid world, let no one be sleeping, let government
of the people, for the people, by the people, be forever present on
the New Earth.