When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for all the people of the Earth to resolve the differences which have separated them from others, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the 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 compel them to seek confirmation of their interdependence.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men 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. We also claim these truths to be universal rights for all mankind regardless of color, creed, nationality or gender and given these universal truths it is abundantly clear that Nature’s God intended that all humans should equally share the responsibilities that are necessary for Life, Liberty and Happiness to be attainable goals for one and all. All humans who desire these unalienable personal rights must consequently submit to the concomitant responsibilities of humanity as a whole. Individual rights are not unalienable without an equal share of responsibility for the rights of others. This Declaration of Interdependence is made for the following reasons.
WE have only this planet and the sum total of its natural resources to sustain our existence. If we waste our resources completely, we will ALL cease to exist.
WE have only each other to depend on, no one is coming to save us from ourselves.
WE have free will but with it comes the freedom to suffer all the consequences of selfishness, conceit, greed, arrogance, prejudice and hatred.
WE cannot expect any form of government to do things for us that we won’t naturally do for ourselves.
WE may only expect to be treated as equals when we do the same for others.
WE have no right to force others to submit to our will, as none of us is a superior being.
WE may believe in any kind of higher power as long as we don’t force our beliefs on others.
WE may expect honesty, compassion and effort on behalf of all mankind from everyone.
WE may pursue our own version of life, liberty and happiness up to the point where it infringes on those same rights for another human.
WE may save ourselves by admitting our innate need for interdependence and committing ourselves to the betterment of humanity by our actions each day.
WE WILL achieve the highest form of LIFE, LIBERTY and HAPPINESS by acknowledging our universal need for compassionate human relations and by rejecting evil in all its forms.
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. Please add your name to this declaration in the comments section below. I will go first because somebody has to take the first step.
Guy Robert Horst
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