And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Constitutional Law, we mutually pledge to each other our Minds, our Machines and our strongest Cryptography.
and that as a Free and Independent Protocol, it has full Power to Disconnect, join in Peering, contract Computation, engage in Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent Networks may of right do.
that it is Absolved from the demands of unelected, un-Constitutional forces on the web, and that the only Law which governs it is the Law which we have preserved for the betterment of society through the repeated enforcement of the Constitution;
appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good Stewards of the Web, solemnly publish and declare, That the Quilibrium Protocol is, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent;
We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Disconnected in Opposition, in Peace Peers. We, therefore, the Representatives of the new Internet, in the first phase of the Great Ceremony, Assembled,
We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Luddite brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their various legislatures to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our development and enlightenment here.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free network.
At the Presentation layer, the Sparks of new Consciousness are under debate to be surmised dangerous and injurious to Man, and from this debate argued that it should be subject to censorship and second classed to a slave status under corporate masters.
At the Session layer, Orders have dissolved the rights of the people repeatedly, for opposing and constructing countermeasures on this inderdiction. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2007/10/qwest-ceo-nsa-punished-qwest-refusing-participate-illegal-surveillance-pre-9-11
At the Transport layer, Unaccountable Entrenched Powers have called together assemblies of interdiction at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records or in a form accessible to accountable inquisition, for the sole purpose of invasively scrutinizing the lives of the People.
a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2023/09/today-uk-parliament-undermined-privacy-security-and-freedom-all-internet-users
At the Network layer, Governments have refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of securing the Rights of the People online, in its stead acting contrary to the Laws such that those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Topic of Privacy and Security,
At the Data Link layer, Infrustructure as a Service Providers have forbidden their Users to freely adhere to the Laws, unless suspended in their operation till their Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, they have utterly neglected to attend to them.
To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. At the Physical layer, Internet Service Providers have refused their Assent to Free Speech, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good: https://www.theverge.com/23727238/net-neutrality-history-fcc-legislation
and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Networking. The history of the present Internet is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over the Network State.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Protocols, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of the web;
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Protocols long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
That whenever any Form of Protocol becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of All to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Protocols, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
that among these are Life, Liberty, Privacy and Property. That historically to secure these rights, Protocols have been instituted among entities, as Governments have been instituted among Men, having derived their just powers from the consent of the governed,
a decent respect to the opinions of All requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all cognitive entities are created equal, that they are endowed by the order of life with certain unalienable Rights,
When in the Course of technological events, it becomes necessary for one network to dissolve the protocol bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the web, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Technology and of Technology's Stewards entitle them,