Some people believe that the way to reform our
corrupted legal system and government is to convene a Third Continental
Congress. The document below is resolution for such a Congress proposed by
Dessie Andrews, who is a legal researcher. It is an outstanding work
in progress that we wholeheartedly endorse. If you would like to
write Dessie, you can do so at: firstname.lastname@example.org
DECLARATION OF THE THE THIRD CONTINENTAL
CONGRESS, December 1, 2003
unanimous Declaration of Independence of the fifty united States of
When in the Course of
human events, it becomes necessary for one nation of Sovereigns to
dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and
to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to
which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent
respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the
causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be
self-evident, that all men and women are created equal, that they are
endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these
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 Form of Government becomes destructive of these
ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to
institute 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 all experience hath shown, that mankind 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, pursuing
invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute
Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such
Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of Government. The history of the present regime and all those regimes leading up
to this time, from the very foundation and grant of the limited delegation
of authority in the contract known as the United States Constitution is a
history of repeated injuries and usurpation, all having in direct object
the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States and their
People. To prove this, let
Facts be submitted to an august body of advisors to Congress.
A government functions as a corporation. Inasmuch as every government is an artificial person, an
abstraction, and a creature of the mind only, a government can interface
only with other artificial persons. The
imaginary—having neither actuality nor substance – is foreclosed from
creating and attaining parity with the tangible. The legal manifestation of this is that no government, as well as
any law, agency, aspect, court, etc., can concern itself with anything
other than corporate artificial persons and the contracts between them.
A corporation, to remain in business, must abide by its corporate
charter and can assume no more power than those granted it by its
creators. The present
corporation, the “government” of the United States, or United States
of America, has long ago burst its corporate bonds and assumed control of
its Grantors. This can no longer be tolerated and must end. The
trustees of this sacred trust have run amok.
laid war and emergency powers over this land in order to create chaos and
subject the People to military rule.
divested the People of their freeholds in order to steal their electoral
rights in exchange for voting franchises. The Reconstruction Acts.
systematically and with great patience stolen the birthright of every
American and state Citizen and replaced it with a yoke of duties and
obligations to the created creature.
codified the Law and overlaid it with codes and statutes. The Revised Statutes of the
United States in 1878.
not enacted law, as Constitutionally mandated, since 1879, but rather,
have initiated “public policy”.
created a “government” outside the Charter and pretend to fill the
offices which have remained vacant since 1871. In so doing, they ended the separation of powers guaranteed to the
People, ending any responsibilities assumed under the mantle of the office
of officer and became one body of employees.
The Civil Service Act of 1883.
legislated away the Peoples’ Circuit courts. The Judiciary Act of 1911.
created a central bank in defiance of the Framer’s express wishes and
orders. Federal Reserve Act
abolished the several States and State Citizens with the passage of the 17th
Amendment in 1913.
given the substance of every state Citizen to a private corporation, the
Federal Reserve, with the
Glass-Steagal Act of 1933.
stolen the assets, energy, property and futures of every state Citizen and
pledged them to foreign corporations.
openly declared the People to be enemies of the State.
initiated policies in violation of the takings clause in their Corporate
charter, in order to fund social programs and redistribute wealth.
undermined the educational process in the several States and created a
slave force with the uneducated.
snatched the children from their natural parents through the use of the doctrine of parens patriae.
their charter, being confined to the ten mile square area known as
Washington DC, have created
agencies to justify their intrusion upon and into the several States
eliminated the People’s courts and a duly elected Congress and left the
People with no redress of grievances.
instituted Roman civil law on the land under the guise of Corporate
implemented a Bar Association to still the voice of the People in their
tricked the People into invisible contracts with guile and deceit and
without full disclosure, into exchanging their Sovereign standing for that
of a Corporate employee status.
the People in slavery with their presumptions, their courts and their
waged war and committed unspeakable atrocities in my name on innocent
peoples and nations, without declaring war.
obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing to Assent to Laws
for establishing Judiciary powers, instead they sit in administrative,
made Judges dependent on their will alone, for the tenure of their offices
and the amount and payment of their salaries.
erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of employees,
masquerading as Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the consent of
the legislatures, by declaring constant and chronic emergencies.
affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil
They have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to
our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving their Assent to
their Acts of pretended Legislation.
quartering large bodies of armed troops among us.
protecting them, by a mock Trial or investigation, from punishment for any
Murders or other atrocities they should commit on the Inhabitants of the
imposing Taxes on us without our Consent..
depriving us of the benefits of Trial by Jury.
taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering
fundamentally the Forms of our Governments.
suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with
power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of their Protection and
waging War against us.
brought the law of the seas onto the land, bringing with it its system of
taxes, fines and penalties, thus destroying the lives of our people.
at this time, transporting large Armies to complete the works of death,
desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and
perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally
unworthy of the leaders of a civilized nation.
bankrupted the United States corporation too many times to count, have
initiated Reorganization after Reorganization, each time being more
onerous to the People and each time divesting them of more rights and
replacing them with government issued privileges and benefits.
created worthless military scrip, removed all backing of substance of any
currency and forced the People to trade with worthless scrip and credit,
thereby stealing the substance of the People and eroding their worth with
In every stage of these
Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms. Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Government Pretender whose character is thus marked by every act
which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the holder of the sacred trust
of a free people.
The actors conspiring
under color of law to undermine the integrity and substance of the People,
have accomplished these acts by counterfeiting the Seals of States and
Offices, to deceive the People.
For these reasons and
more, I, one of the descendants of the declarers of the Declaration of
Independence of 1776 do solemnly Publish and Declare, That the People of
the several States are, and of Right ought to be, FREE AND INDEPENDENT
PEOPLE OF THE SEVERAL STATES; that they are absolved from all Allegiance
to the corporate United States of America, that they no longer have a
republican, representative form of government. That the employees of the United States of America long ago
exceeded their trust which was granted to them by the People with limited
delegation of powers. That, as Creators of the Corporation known as the United
States of America, we hereby disband and dissolve the corporate charter
which was granted in trust.
That I, the undersigned,
was endowed with unalienable rights from my Creator. That I rely on the Protection of divine Providence, and with
this compact, pledge to my fellow men and women my Life, my Fortune and my