This I Believe

Thomas - New Castle, Pennsylvania
Entered on June 19, 2006
Age Group: 50 - 65

I believe freedom is fragile.

My life is an adventure. It started with my first child. My life’s focus shifted to their needs and what is required for happiness.

I believe freedom is the overarching need for human existence and happiness.

I believe freedom is a myriad of fundamental unassailable tenants that are constantly under assault and require constant vigilance to ensure their preservation and evolution.

Freedom is constantly under attack by all forms of economic, ecumenical, intellectual, and political fraud. There have been great strides in the assault on individual freedom for the past 70 years. This tyranny and slavery is accomplished shamelessly with distractions and diversionary politics practiced by economic elites, corrupt business – government partnerships, and enhanced by willing media conglomerates keeping average citizens in the dark and at constant odds with each other. It is insidious because it has been institutionalized and even its participants are blind to the damage.

I believe the pursuit of happiness, purpose and meaning are essentials of freedom never realized for most Americans. Overarching components of economic justice and reform are necessary. Financial freedom is the basis a free civilization.

I believe human freedom, justice, and economic ownership of government especially monetary systems are inextricably interwoven. All human obstacles preventing functional evolution and positive meaningful progress result from the thwarting of economic participation in direct ownership of the money creation and circulation system. Dysfunctional and unjust debt is the scourge of humanity that robs all of us of happiness.

As Thomas Jefferson said,

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous

to our liberties than standing armies. Already they

have raised up a moneyed aristocracy that has set

the Government at defiance. The issuing power should

be taken from the banks and restored to the people to

whom it properly belongs.

If the American people ever allow private banks to

control the issue of their money, first by inflation

and then by deflation, the banks and corporations

that will grow up around them,

will deprive the people of their property until their

children will wake up homeless on the continent

Their fathers conquered”.

I believe freedom is as Cicero said “Participation in power.” Money is power and it needs reformed to align with freedom.

I believe deep democracy needs established through realigning the systems and institutions that we need and reforming or removing those, we don’t as determined by freedom’s requirements and not the government’s or politician’s.

I believe economic justice is the next essential step to establish lasting human dignity, freedom in all its forms, to prevent and eliminate war, poverty, and disease and to realign the country with freedom and the evolution of freedom and progress. This is America’s sole purpose and its sole mission.

I believe the skills of systemic and critical thinking aligned with known ethical principles are in need of rehabilitation to ensure we counter the assault and create a future of freedom, exploration, and spiritual and intellectual abundance.