Adapted from Virginia Code Section 57-1, authored by Thomas Jefferson
Founding Virginia Patriots

Preamble

Whereas, the Almighty hath created the mind free; and

Whereas, all attempts to influence mankind tend only to beget habits of hypocrisy and meanness and are a departure from the plan of the Holy Author of our existence who, being the Source of body, mind, and spirit, yet chose not to undermine freedom by coercions thereon; and

Whereas, the impious presumption of legislators and rulers, civil as well as ecclesiastical, who, being themselves fallible and uninspired men, have assumed dominion over the faith of others, setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only true and infallible views, have established and maintained false religions over the greatest part of the world, thereby depriving mankind of comfortable liberty and spiritual freedom; and

Whereas, our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions any more than our opinions in physics or geometry; and

Whereas, Truth is great and will prevail if left to herself as the proper and sufficient antagonist to error and has nothing to fear from conflict unless, by human interposition, Truth is disarmed of her natural weapons – free argument and debate – errors ceasing to be dangerous when Truth is permitted freely to contradict them.

Now Therefore

The Oracle Institute shall serve as an Advocate for Peace and a Vanguard for Conscious Evolution, and its Board of Directors, Volunteers, and Members shall pledge as follows:

  • To protect The Truth, which sets us free;
  • To share The Love, which makes us whole; and
  • To follow The Light, which leads us toward one shared destiny.
George Washington

George Washington
(1732 - 1799)

Primary General in the
Revolutionary War

1st President of the
United States

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
(1743 - 1826)

Primary Drafter of the
Declaration of Independence

3rd President of the
United States

James Madison

James Madison
(1751 - 1836)

Primary Drafter of the
United States Constitution

4th President of the
United States