Deo Juvante Libertalia!
In this crazy, mixed-up world where the alleged Land of the Free has the highest incarceration rate of any country, the inhabitants of Prison Planet cry out for some small corner of the earth where health, wealth and happiness might be pursued unburdened by the Dictates of Oligarchs or the Tyranny of the Masses.
That land, that dream, that nation, we call… Libertalia!
The National Colors and Flag of Libertalia
La République de Libertalia is represented by the a light blue and dark blue flag. The sky (light blue) portion of the flag reminds Libertalians that our rights are natural and unalienable; that Providence not only created us free but intends for us to succeed in our quest to establish and defend our freedom in the practical context of this world represented by the oceanic (dark blue) portion.
The flag of Libertalia may also be presented with a Butterfly or Papillon, the international symbol of freedom. Because the beauty of its coloration and form, the flag of Libertalia uses the image of a Blue Swallowtail Butterfly.
Together, these colors (and images) declare that somewhere on this ocean-covered planet, there is some small corner where health, wealth and happiness will be pursued unburdened by the Dictates of Oligarchs or the Tyranny of the Masses.
The Very Limited Government of La République de Libertalia
La République de Libertalia is founded on two basic principals most eloquently described by Thomas Jefferson…
“No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.”
“All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate which would be oppression.”
History has shown, repeatedly, that power corrupts, that concentrations of power invite concentrations of corruption and that all democratic forms of government quickly degenerate into a Tyranny of the Masses.
Hence, the will of the majority, as expressed through its elected representatives, must be structurally balanced by a founding group naturally incentivized to maintain the property rights of all individuals; and the principal duty and prime directive of every official of government, whether elected or appointed, must be to respect and uphold the natural rights of the individual against all infringements and particularly those ostensibly justified by the will of the majority.
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