Sign the Declaration


Now, simply by adding your comment with your name and any thoughts you might have to the bottom of this article, you can electronically sign the Shire Society Declaration! While you can be in the Shire as a state of mind, it makes sense to live close to others who believe as you do. You are encouraged to immiGREAT to the Shire and join the Free Streets Project. Plus, you can add yourself to the Shire Map.

To learn about how the Shire Society Declaration came to be and to see high resolution versions of the originals, please visit the History page.

Perhaps you’d prefer to sign a physical copy that you can keep? Just grab this PDF and print it out for you and your friends and family to sign!

Shire Society Declaration

 

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED witnesses to the lesson of history — that no form of political governance may be relied upon to secure the individual rights of life, liberty, or property — now therefore establish and provide certain fundamental precepts measuring our conduct toward one another, and toward others:

 

FIRST, each individual is the exclusive proprietor of his or her own existence and all products thereof, holding no obligations except those created by consent;

 

SECOND, no individual or association of individuals, however constituted, has the right to initiate force against any other individual;

 

THIRD, each individual has the inalienable right of self-defense against the initiation of force;

 

FOURTH, explicit voluntary association is the only means by which binding obligations may be created, and claims based on association or relationships to which any party did not consent are empty and invalid;

 

FIFTH, rights are neither collective nor additive in character, and no group can possess rights in excess of those belonging to its individual members;

 

We hereby declare our commitment to peace, individual sovereignty, and independence, and join the Shire Society.

110 comments
RonHicks1
RonHicks1

Been listening to LRN like the things they talk about.

AndrewTroutman
AndrewTroutman

Andrew K. Troutman

This is the most beautiful document that I have ever read in my life.

Mushy93
Mushy93

Steven Emory Comer


It is an honor to sign my name to a document that has clearly been drafted by an individual, of high consciousness, well versed in Natural Law. I pledge to Live my life in harmony with both The Non Aggression and the self defense principle this document invokes.

May Truth, Liberty, and Love be bestowed on all humankind, especially though in harmony with the divine understanding of freedom this document implies.




RDSWYSD4
RDSWYSD4

Because liberty and freedom is not a "belief" to be foisted on others as some think it is (see posts...yikes!) and is actually a way of life and a way to have a true civil society where all *voluntarily* work together (and separately) to accomplish goals and fulfill dreams without stealing from one another by force or threats I am pleased to sign this declaration...

marissaliberty17
marissaliberty17

 I, Marissa Hunt sign the Shire Society Declaration and I intend to move to New Hampshire for the Free State Project :D

bradleyliberty13
bradleyliberty13

I, Bradley Hunt sign the Shire Society Declaration and intend to move to New Hampshire for the Free State Project.

biomedicalnanoengineer
biomedicalnanoengineer

HOWARD ROARK; I CANT WAIT UNTIL I FINISH COLLEGE AND CAN MOVE TO NH TO START MY CAREER IN NANOMEDICINE. IF YOU CAN HOLD ON FOR A FEW MORE YEARS, I WILL BRING THE FOUNDATION TO BUILDING THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH; AND WE CAN START TAKING BACK THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY...

TomZootsi
TomZootsi

I live in NH, and I'm not to thrilled about out of staters coming in to try and foster their beliefs on everyone else. Of course we all want to live free (and we do in this great country!), but we also need a strong government to make things fair and liveable for everyone. I don't want someone opening a chemical dump next door to me, so I support zoning and environmental regulations. I don't want drunken bozos walking around with AK47's so I support reasonable gun control laws. I want good cultural opportunities for myself, my family  and my neighbors, so I support well funded public libraries, museums, and of course schools. The most liveable and wealthiest countries in the world are ones with a strong, well funded government - like Sweden, Denmark, etc. Countries with weak governments are generally a mess. That's how civilization works. I agree there is way too much corruption in our government, but much of that corruption stems from the very wealthy manipulating the government for their own ends. Listen to Bernie Sanders, one of the few politicians who has the guts to speak out against the real evils of democracy.

bradleyliberty13
bradleyliberty13

@TomZootsi We are just working within the system like everyone tells us to. Don't get upset if we play the democracy game and happen to win.

Eric Blair
Eric Blair

I do not need to sign this to be free, nor to know that I am free. I was born free, it was then that men claiming to represent me, sought to enslave me.

Jerry Gogart
Jerry Gogart

Newly arrived free stater. Just arrived in Berlin (all we could afford) a week ago last Sunday, and settling in. Happy to sign, and start meeting folks

Dakota Reynolds
Dakota Reynolds

I, Dakota Reynolds, sign this declaration and am hoping to move to Keene, NH soon from Oklahoma. I'd love to get in contact with someone who lives there now!

Josh Metzger
Josh Metzger

I, the undersigned, hereby declare myself a sovereign member of the Society of the Shire. - Joshua Metzger Also, I am interested in ordination into the ministry of the Free Church of the Shire. I will contact you via Facebook, as instructed. Peace be with us all.

Guest
Guest

I, the undersigned, hereby declare myself a sovereign member of the Society of the Shire. - Joshua K. Metzger Also, I am interested in ordination into the ministry of the Free Church of the Shire. I will contact you via Facebook, as instructed. Peace be with us all.

daniel Allen
daniel Allen

I'm with you all in spirit aiming to move out in two years. Man makes a strong stance when he declares to stand for another's freedom. No one is given freedom so for now, numbers can stand as encouragement to others that need a little nudge

Bo Hollingsworth
Bo Hollingsworth

Unless you move here and run for state Representative, to change bad laws and vote for secession, you are wasting you time. Changing laws must be part of the declaration.

your name
your name

I think I am going to get this fabricated as my license plate.

P James
P James

"only lawful instrument of detained is a sworn statement of personal injury". Er, no, not according to US law. You're just making shit up.

Sojourner Fathom
Sojourner Fathom

The undersigned is hereby declared a member of the Shire Society, Robert, of the family Kight

Christopher Chase Rachels
Christopher Chase Rachels

I would amend the second precept to include force initiation against property as well. Also I would add somewhere in here that property may only be justly acquired through original appropriation (aka homesteading) or voluntary exchange. Other than that I love it!

Pete Siegel
Pete Siegel

I believe in one's rights to not be taken away or infringed by force as our government does so often. I whole heartedly agree with the Shire Society Declaration. God live freedom and the right to enjoy it for all!

Andy Hollums
Andy Hollums

I'm in. And maybe one day I'll live in the Shire.

Christopher Butcher
Christopher Butcher

For Life, Liberty and in the pursuit of happiness !! This is my signature to become a member of the Shire. Thank you.

Michael Shanklin
Michael Shanklin

Thank you for all your hard work! The right to not be a slave to government is an alienable right!

Nick Cresci
Nick Cresci

I'm signing this and coming New Hampshire soon! Thank you!

Arch Angel
Arch Angel

Count me in. "A great nation does not suffer emptiness of purpose at the time of their creation. Initially, the nation is carried by the revolutionary zeal of Patriots who have gambled their fortunes and lives; that have bled to give that nation birth; and struggled to preserve their vision for their progeny. It is when they have become established that aims are lost, ideals are replaced by vague ritual, and the Patriots are supplanted by opportunists, sycophants, and an army of bureaucrats." - Arch Angel

louis rodriguez
louis rodriguez

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louis rodriguez

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louis rodriguez
louis rodriguez

I praise what you are doing stand up for your rights . I a member of no fear legal texas keep up the good work

Brad Drew
Brad Drew

Im in, no matter where I live. All the best, I will support this effort any way I can, in liberty, DrGetaBit