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.

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.

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BradleyJardis
BradleyJardis
6 years ago

Bradley Jardis

JaysonCarte
JaysonCarte
6 years ago

Incredible.

bronzedragonfly
bronzedragonfly
6 years ago

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.

AnthonyMigchelbrink
AnthonyMigchelbrink
6 years ago

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

Anthony B Migchelbrink,

ChristopherHartzell
ChristopherHartzell
6 years ago

1 God, NO masters. We are legion. Expect us.

BraveNewBooks
BraveNewBooks
6 years ago

John Bush

jeffckeane
jeffckeane
6 years ago

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.
http://www.StopThePirates.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
6 years ago

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.

willthegreen
willthegreen
6 years ago

I hereby consent my signature to the above document,

Joshua William Tunis

jameskeel415
jameskeel415
6 years ago

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.

bellebaker77
bellebaker77
6 years ago

I’m in!

MicheleGandolfi
MicheleGandolfi
6 years ago

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

Michele Gandolfi

LeonardoStanchinoFacco
LeonardoStanchinoFacco
6 years ago

Great!
Leonardo Facco

Johnny BMFB
Johnny BMFB
6 years ago

Agreed ans signed.

RyanWestfall
RyanWestfall
6 years ago

Ryan Westfall

AdamKratt
AdamKratt
6 years ago

Agree and affirm
Adam Kratt

Robert DeMott
Robert DeMott
6 years ago

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.

miafrato
miafrato
6 years ago

Michael A. Iafrato

ChicagoGregg
ChicagoGregg
6 years ago

Need to work on the Web site

ChicagoGregg
ChicagoGregg
6 years ago

Can I help?

JoeGiancana
JoeGiancana
6 years ago

Agree and affirm. D.J. Giancana

mago4541
mago4541
6 years ago

agree and afirm

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QncJellyGamat
6 years ago

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6 years ago

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Ethan Erkiletian
Ethan Erkiletian
6 years ago

Ethan Erkiletian

Skip77
6 years ago

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.

srosorcxisto
srosorcxisto
6 years ago

So say we all.

MarshallAdams
MarshallAdams
6 years ago

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.

JasonKuzmak
JasonKuzmak
6 years ago

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.

Trinidadf
Trinidadf
6 years ago

Trinidad Flores

NickRay1
NickRay1
6 years ago

Nick Ray – Jaffrey NH

nomorelies91
nomorelies91
6 years ago

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

NoLeaderLady
NoLeaderLady
6 years ago

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

NoLeaderLady
NoLeaderLady
6 years ago

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

ScottGriffith5
ScottGriffith5
6 years ago

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

flyingtoasters1024
flyingtoasters1024
6 years ago

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
6 years ago

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.

StephenDapper
StephenDapper
6 years ago

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.

jjacks26
jjacks26
6 years ago

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.

more reason
more reason
5 years ago

This is awesome! Spread the word that we MUST let people be!

ktruong
ktruong
5 years ago

messaging from london. 

freedom to all .

PeteHeisen
PeteHeisen
5 years ago

I will smoke my next bowl for freedom!
Freedom, or die trying bc the alternative is not worth living for.

vxkgaming
vxkgaming
5 years ago

you guys are actual cancer lmao

multi100
multi100
5 years ago

I want in…..

multi100
multi100
5 years ago

Hi. My name is Jonathan and I’m a musician from Chicago but plan on being with the movement soon…
I am here as a peaceful individual that love people as a whole. I’m 31 years old. I have multiple gifts an talents that I can offer to the community…

I’m here to offer, learn, implement, an grow…

I found this site searching for liberty and justice after 31 years of living around forceful environments. I was almost in tears to know that a place like Keene, New Hampshire existed.  Thank mother univers

Jamos83
Jamos83
5 years ago

Long Live Liberty!

DanielFuresz
DanielFuresz
5 years ago

As a Paralegal and a USC Title 42 Private Attorney General it does my heart good to sign this important Freedom Document.

MarkSholly
MarkSholly
5 years ago

I definitely want to move to NH in the near future!

FTL_Ian
5 years ago

Andrew Cart Not everyone puts themselves on the map, but the North Country is a low population area.  People up there tend to be very independent and are very disconnected from what happens in Southern NH.

MelanieJohnson4
MelanieJohnson4
5 years ago

The map of north NH is barren of people in general, not just porcupines.

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