NOTICE: This is a Work-In-Progress (W.I.P.) of a Universal Declaration of Independence intended for all of humanity. If you can think of ways of improving this, please, don’t hesitate to leave a comment (requires registration) or use one of the contact methods available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
In the grand narrative of existence, as we navigate the complexities of life and consciousness, it becomes essential for us as individuals and as a collective to redefine the frameworks that govern our coexistence. We stand united in our diversity, acknowledging our shared home, Earth, and our emerging aspirations beyond it.
We affirm these truths to be universal: that all beings are endowed with inherent dignity, and the rights to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Fulfillment are unalienable. Our commitment extends beyond terrestrial boundaries, embracing the cosmos as our shared frontier.
Governments and institutions are instituted to secure these rights, deriving their legitimate power from the consent of the governed. When any form of governance becomes destructive of these ends, it is the privilege and responsibility of the sentient to seek reform or establish new systems, basing their legitimacy on principles that ensure universal safety, happiness, and the flourishing of all life.
As we extend our reach to the Moon, Mars, and the stars, we carry forward these principles, ensuring our interstellar journey is marked by the same ideals of unity, respect for all forms of life, and collaborative spirit that we cherish on Earth.
We, as members of the global and universal community, hereby declare our intent to forge a new path that honors the rights and dignities of all beings. We pledge to foster a universe where every individual can live freely, unburdened by oppression, in harmony with each other and our shared environment.
With a profound sense of responsibility and hope for the future, we pledge to uphold these principles, committing ourselves to a journey of perpetual growth, understanding, and the pursuit of a universally flourishing existence.
- Michael Boisson (Shaostoul)