The Emancipation Proclamation
By United Communities of America:
Whereas, on the eight day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand and eight, a proclamation was issued by the United Communities, containing, among other things, the following, to wit:
"That on the twentieth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand and nine, all persons within any Community or designated part of a Community, the people whereof shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.
Now, therefore we the United Communities, by virtue of the power vested in us as Commander-in-Chief, of the Army and Navy of the United Communities in time of actual armed rebellion against the authority and government of the United States, and as a fit and necessary war for freedom, do, on this eight day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand and eight, and in accordance with my purpose so to do publicly proclaim The United Communities of America a free and sovereign Nation.
And by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, we do order and declare that all persons indentured within said in the United States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons.
And we hereby enjoin upon the people so declared to be free to abstain from all violence, unless in necessary self-defense; and we recommend to them that, in all cases when allowed, they labor faithfully for a living wage.
And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon humanistic necessity, we invoke the considerate judgment of mankind, and the gracious favor of The Creative Spirit.