Your Personal Declaration of Independence

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by Jeff Berwick: Nightmare
On Pennsylvania Avenue



Have you heard
of Jeff
? Probably not. News of him has been purposefully ignored
across mainstream media – the
same as with Tom Ball who self-immoliated in New Hampshire earlier
this year.

Jeff Knaebel
saw beyond the pomp, pageantry and lies of the flag and patriotism
to see that government is nothing but a criminal, violent gang and
in 1995 he attempted to extract himself from the system – something
that is proving nearly impossible to detach completely from. Your
government doesn’t want to let its tax slaves escape so easily.

In his quest,
Knaebel, an American, moved to India in 2006 where he wrote Experiments
in Moral Sovereignty: Notes of an American Exile
in which
he published “My Personal Declaration of Severance and Independence”
from the United States.

[Ed. Note:
Doug Casey wrote his own personal "Individual
Declaration of Independence
" on July 4, 1996 which you
can print out and sign if you wish to make a formal declaration]

Knaebel then
burned his American passport and renounced his American citizenship
on June 19, 2009, thus making himself stateless.

He felt that
government taxation and restrictions on personal movement and domicile
were tantamount to slavery, especially when taxpayers could not
opt out of having their tax money spent on war.

He wished to
prove by his actions that the current system of World States makes
it nearly impossible for a truly nonviolent person to exist. He
wanted to move about freely without hiding or risking harassment
by governmental authorities. Furthermore, he wished to demonstrate
that governments were truly coercive because they did not allow
one to withdraw from citizenship, from paying taxes, and from using
government identification documents.

He was harassed
by the Indian Government until as a final protest he burned himself
to death in January of this year near the ancient monastic ruins
of Bairat.


You probably
never heard about it. Governments, and especially the US Government,
are quick to block any mention of these type of acts. They know
that people in the US are reaching their limit with the government
of Americans disapprove of Congress
) and that it could just
be one simple act, like those of Knaebel or Ball that could trigger
an uprising.

It is for this
reason that the US Government wants an internet "kill switch."
It’s not to prevent "internet terrorist attacks" –
something which has never happened and is basically impossible.
It is to prevent the people of the US from organizing and uprising
against the government.

have also been fast to institute ways to cut off mobile phone networks
as was recently seen in San Francisco when people gathered to protest
the killing of a man by the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police.
BART cut power to cellphone towers serving its stations to make
it more difficult for protesters to communicate.

Written right
in the United States Declaration of Independence is the following
passage. Note how this passage is not mentioned too often by the
government, schools or media:

indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should
not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly
all experience hath shewn, 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."

The US Government
has a train of abuses and usurpations too egregious to list for
the last century. So, from their perspective, resistance to government
must be censored or squashed as quickly as possible – lest
the slaves get out of order.

many governments worldwide are taking their lead from the US and
the world has never been less free. And, before it gets better it
is probably going to get a lot worse.


It is for this
reason that we have a heavy focus on ways to free ourselves from
our own governments. Non violent resistance can be accomplished
through expatriation of self and wealth, through throwing off government
fiat currencies in favor of hard money like gold and silver and
seeking out the places on earth that are the least oppressive to
your rights and your capital. We will never cease this search until
all nation-states finally collapse. To date most of those roads
have led us to Asia and Latin America.

[Ed. Note:
On September 1st we will unveil to TDV subscribers a new service
we have set-up to quickly, easily and cheaply get a second foreign
passport in a country that is much freer than the US and who only
taxes its citizens on income earned inside of the country –
all other worldwide income is not taxed]

Jeff Knaebel
knew that there is no way to be 100% free on this planet anymore…
but we continue to seek out ways to limit government control and
theft on our self and our wealth. At this point declaring your own
personal declaration of independence is the only rational thing
you can do for yourself and your family.

with permission from The
Dollar Vigilante

6, 2011

Berwick [send him mail]
is an anarcho-capitalist freedom fighter and Chief Editor of the
libertarian, Austrian economics grounded newsletter, The
Dollar Vigilante
. The Dollar Vigilante focuses on strategies,
investments and expatriation opportunities to survive & prosper
during and after the US dollar collapse.

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