A manifesto by a citizen of the republic
We are at a time in our Republic that demands a renewal of principles or else the Great Experiment will fail. The Founding Fathers referred to the inception and development of our country as the Great Experiment as it was the first time in the history of the world that people willfully deliberated about which form of government would best protect their individual liberty. The premise of the experiment was that both the government and capitalism are to serve the citizen in his or her quest for liberty. The citizen’s do not serve the government or capitalism. The point to remember is that the government and capitalism are “means” only, not the “end” of our country. If the relationship of the citizens to the government or business becomes inverted making the citizens secondary to the government or business we have effectively transformed the purpose of our country.
In just ten years we (United States of America) have gone from being a leading economy of the world to being financially insolvent with the threat of losing not only the prosperity that has been achieved throughout our 234 year history but our role as the leaders of the free world. For any change as dramatic as this there must be a source, a cause to this potential demise. The prime cause behind this potential collapse is without a doubt our two opposing political parties taking turns serving their own ends at the expense of the citizens and failing to serve the public good. This in-turn has polarized our society to such a degree that a registered democratic or republican citizen cannot see the failings of their own parties’ means. It seems that citizens oppose the other party, do not want to be involved with the political process because of its apparent complexity, or feel that there is nothing they can do as an individual. These perspectives illustrate deeper fundamental problems. As citizens we have placed our faith in our statesmen as we each pursue our own careers, however, this has lead to a lack of understanding of how our country is to operate. This has disconnected us from the purpose of the Republic further exacerbating our demise.
These conditions create a potentially dangerous environment where the policies now put forth are no longer connected to the citizen’s welfare but instead to a select few and if they are intended to be connected to the citizen the means are inconsistent with individual liberty. The interest of our statesman has become bifurcated no longer only tied to the public good of the US citizen but the good that can be achieved in another foreign country as our statesmen have determined is our moral responsibility. Former President George HW Bush termed this new moral responsibility as the “New World Order”. Once we have committed to this new moral obligation it supersedes the previous social contract we are all obligated to in the US Constitution. Consequently, we as citizens lose. This perspective has caused a decrease in energy economically which attempts to be mitigated by involuntary means on the rest of the citizens via federal mandates for previously voluntary services. We see this manifested today by the mismatch of expenses to revenue resulting in the insolvency of our fiscal policies at the local, state and federal levels of government. This is now leading to a potential collapse of the US dollar as the currency for the rest of the world. If this happens we as citizens of the Republic will bear the individual responsibility for our narrow views and our failing to understand how each part of the Republic is supposed to function as intended by the Founding Fathers. Specifically then, there must be a perspective that allows the citizen to go beyond our political parties today and understand how a given solution by a politician will affect the citizens liberty and therefore the nation. I will point out that each citizen’s right to liberty and prosperity as guaranteed by the US Constitution has and is being ignored by our statesman. I then will define an old mutual want in a new way to reconnect the citizen’s to a common bond and purpose to recapture the liberty and prosperity guaranteed to each citizen by the US Constitution.
How? In order for us to resolve our impending financial crisis that will destroy every citizen’s liberty we will have to pierce the veil of our Republic and find the essence of our structure that formed our country. In finding our essence we will reach a depth of understanding that will touch on the principles of awareness, the symbols of the Republic, the philosophers that the Founding Fathers looked to for guidance in designing the structure of the Republic and our founding documents that make up the ideals of our country. When we have reached the bottom we will have found the common point to sacrifice all our differences on and realize that the common point is liberty. As our country has moved into modern time’s interpretations and perspectives of the citizens have changed which has caused confusion to the real purpose and intent of our Nation subsequently changing our reality and environment we now live in. These four subjects will be our beacon of light in these dark turbulent times creating a path for understanding and a means to gain a new perspective and order out of the manifold phenomena of today. These four subjects are intimately connected to our political and economical welfare and will become our pillars to uphold the Republic. With our focus on these four areas we will regain our purpose of being a sovereign state and independence as individuals, cities, states and as a nation: