As determined by the Gulf Task Force:
The government of the United States has breached its constitutional, moral, and legal obligation to provide for the defense of our nation, economy and natural resources through its inept, impotent, and ineffective prevention of and response to the BP oil well explosion disaster. Specifically,
- BP reported the well was in trouble as early as February 1, 2010, and sought White House assistance.
- Four federal agencies, with White House permission, waived environmental regulations for a well that had never been drilled to that subsurface depth in the Gulf of Mexico.
- The federal government, in violation of the law, is allowing a foreign corporation to take charge of the clean up while reaping billions off any oil recovered
- The federal government has stifled the efforts of the states of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to protect their shoreline and drinking water supplies, and has stifled the efforts of ordinary citizens to do the same
Collectively, we the people and the States retain rights not specifically enumerated to the federal government, which include the declaration of emergency conditions and the enactment of steps to protect our people, land base, resources, and economy.
Therefore, in light of the government’s failure and the imminent threat posed to the people and the States, We the People declare the inherent right to independently exercise our rights to protect our citizens, property, water, land and economic base, shoreline, and natural resources.
For Immediate Release:
DECLARATION OF RESTORATION
July 4, 2010
We the People, in order to preserve our Gulf of Mexico and our Nation, hereby declare that we find it necessary to act immediately as a direct result of the dereliction of duty, lack of leadership, and covert agendas of the United States Government, British Petroleum Corporation and subsidiary corporations.
We pledge to you, the people of America, transparency, integrity and a tireless work ethic to restore the Laws of Nature. We neither petition nor ask permission from the Government or corporations in support of this restoration, for We the People already have such rights of stewardship granted to us by the Creator.
In accordance with the Declaration of Independence, We the People do declare that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive to this stewardship, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish said institutions. By accepting the guidance and wisdom of Divine Providence, we have assured our success.
There are a myriad of business entrepreneurs who have nontoxic products with proven results, when utilized will extract oil from the ocean’s surface, clean up the wetlands and estuaries. We have scientific experts and academicians who will attest that these products are a safe and effective way of removing toxic oil from these areas.
We are asking for volunteers nationwide to help us save this, God’s precious creation. We need your prayers, financial, and logistical support. This is a call to action, to arrest the most devastating disaster in American history.
We mutually pledge to each other and to all God’s creatures, our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
Gulf Task Force, July 4, 2010
To learn more, volunteer, or contribute, please visit the Gulf Task Force website.