Monday, February 07, 2005

AUN! Thoughts: A proposal for a declaration of Anglosphere Nationality

Declaration of Anglosphere Nationality

We the undersigned, being citizens or subjects of English speaking states, do solemnly declare that we are one nation bound together by:

a common English language,

a common literature,

a common history,

a strong civil society,

and common institutions of government rooted in Magna Carta including:

a tradition of constitutional government,

a tradition of representative democracy,

a tradition of independent courts,

and a tradition of protecting individual rights beginning with Magna Carta and developed in the English and American Bills of Rights which include,

the right to life, liberty, and property,

the right to trial by a jury of ones peers,

the rights to free speech, free conscience, and free association.

Ours is an open civilization, not defined by blood or ancestry, but by shared values. As such, we welcome others who wish to share in our culture and way of life.

By issuing this declaration, we hope that the English speaking people will become a more self aware nation, preserving and further developing their shared cultural and political tradition.

We pledge ourselves to build closer ties with our cousins around the globe and urge our political leaders to build closer ties among our nations.

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