Submitted by john dennison on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 11:46
Combine the inherent corruption of the system with the race between the parties to see who can give away more of our freedoms and ignore the constraints of our Constitution (need I make a list?), not to mention the gross overreaching and general performance of government, and it's easy to understand that we the people have a long way to go to right our ship and sail it to a destination that really serves us.
No amount of buy-offs or muscle-flexing or promises or political games or programs will do the job. It will take a mass awakening of the people, enough to throw off the yoke of the power brokers and their pawns, and a concerted effort to build something better.
It won't be easy. But we'd better get ready, because the way it looks, the game is getting out of hand even for them.
"The systems and institutions upon which our civilization is built must evolve or be replaced by new ones that better reflect our expanding consciousness." - John
A Culture of Greed
We each are born into these physical bodies to experience life as the center of our respective universes, totally immersed in the experiences life brings. In other words, I'm born to live my life, while you live yours.
Unfortunately, such egocentrism is the reason our world is in the state it is in. Most are out to get what they can to serve their own interests, even when others are hurt or disadvantaged in the process.
Nowhere is this more obvious than in the conduct of our public affairs.
"If you want peace, work for justice." - Pope Paul VI
Systemic Reform -- Why Do We Need It?
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." - Thomas Jefferson 1802
How We Got Here
Lest we forget, here are our roots:
- Magna Carta (explained)
- The Magna Carta
- Declaration of Independence
- Constitution of the United States
- Bill of Rights and other Amendments to the Constitution
Many good people have already added their contribution to a new foundation. Perhaps you might consider some of what they've contributed, too.
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights (adopted by the United Nations in 1948)
- The Earth Charter
- Declaration Toward a Global Ethic
- Universal Declaration of Human Values (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar version)
- Universal Declaration of Human Values (Humanist Version)
Then there's always:
- Declaration of the Rights of the People of Earth to create and ratify a World Constitution and hold sessions of the Provisional World Parliament
- Manifesto of the Earth Federation
- Constitution for the Federation of Earth (full text)
- About the Constitution
Declarations of Interdependence
- Will Durant Version - 1945
- CivWorld Version
- David Suzuki Version - written for U.N. Earth Summit 1992
Projects of Note
- NESARA - the National Economic Security and Reformation Act
- Sunlight Foundation. Home of the Open Senate Project, working to bring transparency to Congress.
- OpenCongress.org. Summarizes bills in plain language and monitors related news. Users can follow legislator's voting record and submit comments on proposed laws.
- EarmarkWatch.org. Database on kickbacks and boondoggles.
- OneClickRevolution.org. Founded on the principle of true self-government, this site is devoted to the transfer of power from the few to the many.
The Doom and Gloomers
- Financial Meltdown: The Greatest Transfer of Wealth in History
- What To Expect When Martial Law Is Declared
- International Prediction: Global systemic crisis Alert - Summer 2009: The US government defaults on its debt
- Prison Planet