Today’s sectional division and political unrest has only heightened the fact that the general government of these united States has and continues to unlawfully define the limits of its own power.
These repeated and ever worsening encroachments upon the lives, liberty, and property of the People of the sovereign States constitutes and evidences a clear design to enslave them under an absolute despotism.
Fed up with federal encroachment, regulation and theft that have caused your liberty to evaporate? Reform is NOT possible. An initiative has been created to petition the Florida State Legislature to affirm the right of Floridians to live free.
(NOTE: This petition is available to legal citizens of Florida only)
The central government in Washington, D.C., was created by sovereign States as an agent for their common interests and was thus delegated few, specific powers. The States and the People retained all other powers. But military force, court decisions, laws, and executive orders have overturned all of this. Just as our ancestors feared, the central government has become supreme, defining the limits of its own power. The states have been relegated to the role of mere departments in a nationalized system. This is not the Federated Republic bequeathed to us by our Founders.
It is imperative that we restore limited government to the people of our state. We believe that the first step in this return journey must take place in the minds of the People. Citizens should look first to their States and Local Communities, and not to Washington D.C. Yet few Florida flags, the symbol of State sovereignty, are flown to remind our People where their loyalties and responsibilities primarily belong. The U.S. flag, however, is flown widely at the expense of State interests, our eyes being diverted from Tallahassee to Washington D.C. Secede Florida believes this should change. We seek to restore the pride of our People in the Sovereignty and heritage of their State. We want Floridians to think of Florida first.
Therefore, we are asking everyone in the sovereign State of Florida from government and business, to private citizens to proudly display our State Flag. The U.S. flag can be flown over Federal buildings, Post Offices and military installations; elsewhere, however, we need to see the flag of the State of Florida prominently displayed. There is no reason why the U.S. flag should fly over the Florida State Capital or any other state or local governmental building. Moreover, service stations, car dealerships, restaurants, libraries, schools, and homes should be encouraged to wave the State flag and not the Federal banner. This is Florida, and we are not a preserve of the government in Washington DC. Let's stop acting like we are and thus begin the journey back to Sovereign State Government.
Show your pride, and fly your State Flag!
The sovereignty of the State of Florida is extremely important to the liberty and freedom of her citizens and should be taken very seriously.
The central government in Washington, DC was originally created by the sovereign States as servant government and was thus delegated few, specific powers. The States and the People retained all other powers. But sadly this government has been gradually perverted into a machine for control of the states. The servant has been exalted above its masters. Military force, court decisions, laws, and executive orders have overturned all of this. Just as our ancestors feared, the central government has become supreme, defining the limits of its own power. The member states have been relegated to the role of mere departments in a nationalized system. This is not the Federated Republic bequeathed us by our Founders.
Now, the symbol of this usurpation of power, the U.S. flag, by law, flies in the face of our state sovereignty as a daily reminder of our subjugation. Florida State Statutes 256.01 and 256.011 exhibit blatant Big Brother behavior and must be repealed.
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