The Bank of America Declaration

Our actions to restore our nation to its original founding principles are coming to a crossroads. We have been divided in our efforts through an inability to focus upon one issue as a whole. Most of our efforts have been (and still are) focused on the 2012 elections and political ideologies. Our nation was founded on Liberty, not political power and agendas. We need a tangible goal now to show that patriots (not partisans) still control our destiny. One goal, one victory will show that We the People are in control of Liberty’s future.

We believe that the recent events surrounding the Bank of America can become this goal to win our first battle. This institution has decided that the 2nd amendment of the Constitution of the United States is not in line with their bank’s code of ethics. We understand that this amendment’s purpose was to protect us from an abusive government. It appears that they feel it may be used to protect us from abusive financial institutions as well. And they may be correct:  the distinction between government and financial institutions in our country is gone.

The Bank of America is the country’s largest bank with assets of $2.3 trillion. This bank currently has $75 trillion in credit derivatives.

Here is a list of additional grievances:

This financial institution has been found guilty of laundering South American drug money in 2006 ($7.5 million settlement).

They received $20 billion in US Treasury support with an additional $118 billion government backstop to buy Merrill Lynch.

They failed to properly disclose employee bonuses and financial losses at Merrill Lynch before shareholders approved the merger of the companies: $150 million settlement with the SEC.

Bank of America Illegally Foreclosed on Active Service Members’ Homes. Settlement agreement was $20 million.

Their purchase of Countrywide resulted in a loss of $65 billion to stockholders.

They paid $335 million to settle Countrywide’s housing discrimination claims.

They paid $410 million to settle a class-action lawsuit affecting more than 13 million Bank of America customers who accused the bank of charging excessive overdraft fees for electronic transactions.

 Bank of America moved approximately$18 trillion worth of derivative obligations from Merrill Lynch and the BAC holding company to the FDIC insured retail deposit division. This transfers the risk from the bank to the taxpayers since the FDIC cannot cover this amount.

Their executives are major donors to the president’s reelection campaign.

The president will give his acceptance speech for the Democrat nomination for president at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

Warren Buffett injected $5 billion into Bank of America for special considerations for stock warrants and a 6% annual return for ten years. This bank’s regular personal savings account pays 0.05% annually.

We propose the following actions to be taken immediately:

  1. Close out any personal or business accounts with Bank of America.
  2. If you are a business, do not accept their debit or credit cards for purchases.
  3. Sell your personal stock in this bank.
  4. If your retirement or mutual fund owns stock in this bank, request that they divest it from their portfolios.
  5. Help spread this effort in any manner that you can.
  6. Fill out the form at this link showing what actions you took based on this project.

No institution has maligned the principles and morality of our nation as the misnamed Bank of America. It is past time to stand up with actions instead of words.

Original Signatories:

Craig Scott Cavanaugh ( Keep It Simple Survival )

Justin Combs ( The Arctic Patriot )

T.L. Davis ( TL In Exile )

David DeGerolamo ( NCRenegade )

Michael Lewis Downing ( Liberty & Preparedness )

Sam Kerodin ( III Percent Patriots )


Richard Dallas Timm ( THE DORKFISH EXPRESS )

William Brock Townsend ( Free North Carolina )

Peter White ( Western Rifle Shooters Association )


Additional Website Signatories in order of their acceptance of this declaration:

Tom Baugh ( Starving the Monkeys )

John Robert Mallernee ( OUR ETERNAL STRUGGLE )

Russell D. Longcore ( DumpDC )

Teresa Sue Delight Hoke House ( Traditions & Skills of Everyday Life )

DH Pence ( The Lizard Farmer )

       Thomas Gann ( The Battle of Atlanta )

Jamie Simmons ( My Adventures in Selfreliance )

Business Signatories in order of their acceptance of this declaration:

CADD Graphics

SoftBaugh, Inc.

Individual Signatories in order of their acceptance of this declaration:

Randy Dye (aka Randysright)

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John Shirley
John Shirley
11 years ago

I dropped those losers about 5 years ago. In addition to all the above, they run a poorly managed bank!

11 years ago

I did want to add one strong point that is buried in the article that maybe can be addressed further to correlate the reason to boycott Bank of America is the fact of the Democratic Convention. Between that and McMillan is two very strong points.

11 years ago

I have switched to a local Credit Union and am in the process of closing my accounts, which takes a while due to autodraft, etc. I am looking forward to going into the branch and informing them why I am closing my accounts.

B. Martin
B. Martin
11 years ago

The problem that this nation is facing is a corrupt, bloated, overreaching government that used cronyism to allow the banks to reach that point.

It is like blaming the Raccoon for messing up the garbage and not the person who left the garbage out in the open.

11 years ago

can we get an update regarding actions that have been taken on this and any impact? I swore off BOA several years ago when I disovered that they were aiding and abetting illegal aliens by offering accounts to them without proper ID.

11 years ago
Reply to  tmedlin

never mind that last request…just saw your update post

10 years ago

BOA has become the US Governments bank of choice. After all who forced them to buy out Merrill Lynch? OBAMA and his communist/socialist cronies.