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.

159 comments
jjacks26
jjacks26

Relying on anyone else or any government to ensure your own sovereignty is a huge mistake and will most likely be your downfall. You will find peace and security knowing that at the end of the day your actions speak for themselves. Peace doesn't require laws, rules, or force. Less governance = less problems.

StephenDapper
StephenDapper

The entire system of taxation is a form of involuntary servitude, in particular, the income tax, all of us work a large part of the year for Uncle Sam, the essence of slavery, after all, is forced work for someone at little or no pay.

flyingtoasters1024
flyingtoasters1024

So, I am curious: how would I have remedy if I bought a product that harmed me (like that drug company scandal two or three years ago), or if my neighbor started a pig farm and his effluence wound up in my water? This document offers no form of redress.


MelanieJohnson4
MelanieJohnson4

It doesn't, but that's not what it is designed to do. In a free society you could handle these issues however you saw fit.

If your neighbor is destroying your property with his pigs then he is initiating force against you. You can respond however you see fit. You can stop him, get reparations, or handle it however.

I'm not sure which drug scandle you're talking about, but if someone sold you a product that was more harmful or risky than advertised then you could do the same things listed above, since they have harmed your property, your body, through fraud. Also, in a free society there would be no FDA to ban safe drugs and give a false sense of security to dangerous drugs.

In a free society there would be no free public courts. (Or maybe there would, I don't know what the market would do. But there would be no monopoly on them upheld via theft.) But you would be able to hire an arbitrator to hear your case and/or a security company to enforce your rights and protect your property.

Any other questions please respond here or message me.

ScottGriffith5
ScottGriffith5

I not only agree to this document, I embrace it.

NoLeaderLady
NoLeaderLady

I do not believe in any hierarchy..... Thanks for this wonderful site....Cj

NoLeaderLady
NoLeaderLady

I do not believe in hierarchy in any form....This is wonderful to see....Connie

nomorelies91
nomorelies91

I just wanted to say that I only recently discovered the shire society. The values, the sovereign being, the ideas this community project... Amazing movement. I am prepared and willing to help but i could use a little help myself learning more. If anyone has time to share more about this i would greatly appreciate it. Thank you, Agreed and signed.

Chris Stewart

MarshallAdams
MarshallAdams

I LIKE THIS. LIBERTY DOES NOT NEED DEFINITION UNLESS WE AGREE TO THE LIMITED IDEAS OF LIBERTY. There is no need to define it and we do not need to reference the Constitution either. Freedom is itself natural and not abated except by those who define it specifically. This i call the Tru reality Life IS. Government is only created as a means of controlling freedom, and therefore, does not fit the reality of true Freedom, like the Sun Shining. I am in, as president of seeocean.org support Natural Environment and this Shire declaration. 

Skip77
Skip77

Problem with this document is that it fails to recognize the origin of liberty and its precepts originate from God.  Individual liberty is the free gift of the Sovereign God to His creation and each person being created in God's image has inalienable rights from God and are free to exercise their God given liberty without any interference or molestation by government, groups or individuals.

JasonKuzmak
JasonKuzmak

@Skip77 It's probably because not everyone believes that, and to narrow the document down to that specific set of beliefs would invalidate the declaration's usefulness to whoever does not hold them. Insisting that everyone accept certain religious claims of the origin of liberty if they sign the document would be in exact defiance of what it stands for, whereas leaving mention of any gods out can potentially be all-inclusive, even allowing those gods to sign it if they wanted.

Robert DeMott
Robert DeMott

Robert DeMott  It seems this is the way I have always tried to live my life.  Do not do any thing to any one you do not want done to you.

Johnny BMFB
Johnny BMFB

Agreed and signed. We need a chapter of this movement here in KY as well!

John Napier

MicheleGandolfi
MicheleGandolfi

Separate by geography (I'm in Italy) and together in spirit, I hereby sign without reservation.


Michele Gandolfi

jameskeel415
jameskeel415

I sure as hell hope someone has my back next time i get cuffed to a chair with a spit bag for all of holding to see. Oh yeah sleeping in the grass intoxicated, against the law? Ps. I love the control you guys have but one day we might really have to stand together.

willthegreen
willthegreen

I hereby consent my signature to the above document,


Joshua William Tunis

jeffckeane
jeffckeane

The only way I'd sign that is if every member swore an affifavit that they have read, in it's complete entirety, the following blog;

By the way, I grew up in mass, and dreamt of owning a home in NH. If it's become inhabited by people like all of you, who REALLY NEED to get a friggin' clue, my dream has been killed by every one of you.

www.StopThePirates.blogspot.com

DO NOT respond to this msg until you have seen what's REALLY HAPPENING in life, and are WILLING TO ACCEPT it is true.

That's when you can respond out side of unknowing ignorance.

Here's to education and revived dreams.

DRIFT3R
DRIFT3R

Your posted blog attempts to operate within the current establishments laws and procedures by doing so you are consenting to be bound to them or presuming they are applicable to you. All I will say on that matter I'd the deck is stacked against you and if you find a loophole they change the laws and procedures as loopholes are discovered. Only another psychopath can think he can beat a psychopath at his own game. The current system relies on your presumption of applicability and your fear of your own mortality to uphold their laws. What is being declared here is an independence from that system predicated on the principle of do no harm, cause no damage and that nothing is binding without consent. If everyone agreed to your demand they would simultaneously be contradicting this declaration.

AnthonyMigchelbrink
AnthonyMigchelbrink

Separate by geography and together in spirit, I hereby sign without reservation.


Anthony B Migchelbrink,

bronzedragonfly
bronzedragonfly

I say by Peace and Love to Stand
Heart to Heart and Hand in Hand.
Mark oh Spirit
And hear this now
Confirming this, my sacred vow.

bmet001
bmet001

Abel Erives

Signed!

Again.

Ed Watts
Ed Watts

“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master…” -- George Washington

Hnd2HndCmbt
Hnd2HndCmbt

Joel Evangelist. Our Federal and State government officials cannot be trusted. Time for a change. Love this declaration.

TWSTA
TWSTA

Pauly Pauly Pauly  on Facebook

TWSTA
TWSTA

Signed, a printed copy at Cheshire fair, came across it going through stuff, so here I sign digital and continue to declare my sovereignty as I further my quest for peace and unity, I live under Gods laws , not Mans , I abhor  FDR act 1933, and nothing can ever be taken away from me with out my consent,  I am Free of all of Governments, and I am a sovereign son of God! Signing under the birth name given to me Paul Joseph Keller Jr.,  And the Name I am called Pauly and the name I am  AKA TWSTA ( The World System Transmitter Associate ) And Another Name I am AKA TWIST simply for my ability to Twist , untwist and Flip words and things  in ways that leave uneducated fools scratching their heads. From this point on I live my Life according to The Old testament  The book of Acts and Walk freely through this world harming No one , And will be Accepted by everyone, I am Humble , Kind , Trustworthy, and A Son, Brother, Father, Grandfather (Aumpah ) Friend to all. And answer Only to God  Our Father,  And will be Accepted by all as Such! So it is Written , and So it IS !

kyn4ser
kyn4ser

Robert Hubbard, electronic signature of the Shire Dec. page.