In reference to the Resistance Pledge post, I got the following feedback from a reader:
“I was ready and willing to sign the above petition until I read, ” with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence “. I am unable to sign because I have no such “reliance” on any such “divine providence”. Neither did men such as Thomas Paine! Why must you add such a divisive line to the pledge?”
I’m not going to get into any kind of religious debate here, so if someone is willing to sign on except for the Divine Providence portion, please go ahead and reprint it without it, sign, distribute, and be prepared to carry out the pledge, whether you rely on divine providence or not. Getting Constitutionalists/ libertarians together on a course of action is a real cat herding effort, so here is the pledge again for anyone who wishes to use it without the Divine Providence portion; keep in mind, the ORIGINAL is still on here:
As a free human being and in full support of the Constitution of the United States of America, for the purpose of securing God-given rights for myself, my family, my children and future generations, be it known to all that in regard to
(1)a mandate to purchase health insurance or participate in a government-run plan,
(2)regulatory and taxation schemes designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, (3)further infringements of the right to keep and bear arms or
(4)Any sanctioned U.N. Treaty this current administration shall pledge to support, sign or ratify:
I will not abide by this law
I will not recognize this law
I will openly oppose this law
I will not pay the associated taxes within this law
I will not pay the fines associated with this law
I will not go to jail
I will come to the aid of any other patriot whom also pledges.
So I pledge without hesitation and with faith. And for the support of this Declaration, I mutually pledge to my fellow patriots my life, my fortune, and my sacred Honor.
Signed __________________________________ Date _________
We’re in this together! This is directly related to the mission because it is a statement of refusal to accept the legitimacy of unconstitutional laws. Imagine the effect of reading this pledge statement while at the main event on 4-19, perhpaps to a TV camera, or at least to a video camera for a YouTube video.