Abandon all assumptions, ye who enter here.
Note: The Author is seeking to empower you with new information and enrich you with a means to increase your happiness and wealth, not to diminish you by trying to show how smart he is, so please put down the torches and pitchforks. This is truly for your benefit.
Let me begin by saying that the United States is still the only country that I want to live in. It still has the best economy and the most opportunity compared to the rest of the world. However, it is also sick and broken. Just not quite as sick and broken as some other places. I have high confidence that we can remove the parasite of over-accumulated and entrenched power and money that has corrupted our Politicians and government and banking system and which is draining the economic life and individual freedom, liberty and virtue out of our society.
I believe I will make a good case for the immorality of foreign, non-American philosophies and systems that have crept into our society, which hold that the individual can be sacrificed for the good of the group and the immorality of manufactured consent (via propaganda, education and media) to the Political and so-called “moral” platforms of the two private clubs (political parties) that have usurped control of our government and divided and polarized us to the point of vicious infighting and loss of representation in our government.
Because of the lack of the people’s representation and informed consent, the policies created by these two parties, over the last 100 years, can not be legitimized by claims that the people voted for their government. The vote was tainted by a lack of choices – one of two lesser evils (or evil lesser :-) and a choice of one of two Political platforms that were more representative of the party’s needs and less or only peripherally representative of the people’s needs. Thus unwanted policies have been passed that would not have been passed if independent representative (435 in the House) voicing and voting for their districts’ needs had remained in place.
I will not be recommending any violent or sudden changes. No poor, aged or disabled people will be hurt by the transition from the current broken system . They will still be cared for after restoration of a government OF the people instead of Over the people.
Why should you care. How is this affecting you? We’re a rich country, aren’t we? Even the poorest live like a rich person compared to some places in the world. So what’s the problem? Over the last 100 years all of us personally should have been 100 times richer. It’s not because the very rich are hoarding opportunity, we are the Land of opportunity. The rich are not cheating somehow. The reason we are 100 times poorer is that the government since 1913 has been stealing the wealth of every single American and foreigner that holds a Federal Reserve note. It is the reason for inflation and market crashes.
Secondly, if we don’t do what will be outlined in this book, reasonably soon, the country will inevitably sink into financial ruin and third world economic status. The government will steal even more from the dollar and you, no matter how wealthy, will feel not just a pinch but a rip that will tear your world apart. I hope I haven’t scared you (Actually I hope I have :-) But don’t worry, it won’t happen so quickly. We still have time to stop it, if you read, understand and take action.
The limits of government:
If man is not to do more harm than good in his efforts to improve the social order, he will have to learn that… he cannot acquire the full knowledge which would make mastery of the events possible. He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results, as the craftsman shapes his handiwork, but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment, in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants.
Exercise of coercive power impedes the functioning of the spontaneous ordering forces [of millions of people] and the communications system which we call the market – a more efficient mechanism for digesting dispersed information than any that man has deliberately designed. – adapted from Friedrich A. Hayek’s lecture “The Pretense of Knowledge,” delivered upon accepting the Nobel Prize in economics, Dec. 11, 1974:
The role of government, in the economy, is to facilitate and cultivate – not over administrate.
- Dr. Society
What is the moral case for capitalism? It lies in recognition that
socialism isn’t a great idea gone wrong – it’s an evil philosophy in action. It isn’t driven by altruism; it’s driven by greed and jealousy. Socialism states that you owe me something simply because I exist. Capitalism, by contrast, results in a sort of reality-forced altruism: I may not want to help you, I may dislike you, but if I don’t give you a product or service you want, I will starve. Voluntary exchange is more moral than forced redistribution. Socialism violates at least three of the Ten Commandments: It turns government into God, it legalizes thievery and it elevates covetousness. Discussions of income inequality, after all, aren’t about prosperity but about petty spite. Why should you care how much money I make, so long as you are happy? – Ben Shapiro – Why Socialism is on the Rise
You are welcome to proceed on a journey of de-programming Secular, Religious, Political, Social, Media and Educational conditioning, to see clearly what must be done to achieve a Government and Society that meets the standards and ideals of the Founder’s United States, and the social covenant of the Ancient Israelite Society, upon which its principles were based.
No current Pundit, Blogger, Politician, Intellectual, Scientist, Economist, philosopher, Educational institution, individual Teacher or Religious authority has come up with all that you will read here. All currently proposed solutions to the structure of government and society, to maximize Liberty, protect rights, mitigate hunger, poverty, disease and other ills or problems of the world, from all countries and all institutions, are either wrong or, at best, insufficient.
Prove this to yourself. Can you name one society, formed based on all the experiments in history and modern times, that did not deteriorate into one of privileged Rulers and exploited Servants?
Don’t think that I am deluded, arrogant or just another theorist or utopian. My sources are of the highest quality and authority and my research has been subjected to years of peer review and practical testing.
Be Aware or Beware
I challenge you to read through this material and not come away enlightened in some fashion. If nothing else, I will settle for really pissed off… but aware.
Because, the first step to solving a problem is awareness. Once aware, you can pay attention, focus and cut through the fog of entrenched propaganda and wrest back your individual liberty.
Ah, but you think that you are fully aware now, Don’t you?
Let’s test that theory.
Have you ever bought a car or an iPhone or some other item and suddenly it seems like everyone has the same one? Magic? Maybe. In the same way a magician tricks you. They were always there, but you didn’t notice until you bought that car, iPhone or item and started to pay attention.
This is important to understand. There is just too much information from our senses for our brains to process. So, our brains filter out most of the information and rely on conditioned patterns to fill in the gaps. When we are concentrating we muster our brain processing power for the task at hand and we miss even more of what is going on around us. Magicians, Con Artists and Politicians take advantage of this fact to trick you into not noticing what they are really doing. Are you aware of your body now? Probably not; until you switched your attention to it.
The eye has a physical blind spot and yet we never see a hole in our vision. Why? Because the brain fills in the missing details. Much like a TV that up converts from low resolution to High Def by computing and filling in the missing pixels (picture elements). Eyewitnesses are unreliable because our brains fill in details that aren’t there or miss details because we are focused on something else. Memory is changeable for the same reason. How many times do you get into an argument about what you said that the other person heard differently? How many times has a waiter gotten your order wrong?
Politicians are conversation magicians. They use vague words like Hope and Change that allow you to fill in what you want them to mean. They use well crafted talking points to deceive you. They seem to answer questions because they are speaking, but they are only distracting your attention so that you will assume they have answered the question. Or they talk enough so that you lose the chance for a clarifying or follow-up question because they took up all your allotted interview time.
Media Analyst Mark Dice demonstrates how people can be manipulated because they don’t pay attention and don’t read:
- All, except one person, signed a petition that says “I am a Moron”
- People signed a petition to keep the Jewish Holocaust Beach Party. No matter how outrageous Mark’s descriptions of this “Beach party” get they still sign, because they are not paying attention.
I will reveal the Politicians’ sleight of hand and expose 100 years of deception. Once you see it, you can turn the tables on them.
Government is a necessary Evil or Good depending on the virtue of its system and people.
It turns out that there is only one governmental system, one set of societal and personal principles, values, ethics and mores that leads to world and individual peace and wholeness. I didn’t come up with this model, it was encapsulated in an encoded message and passed down through generations. This system has been amply proven, not to be perfect, but to be the best one that encourages perfection.
You have heard of and perhaps learned some of it. In fact, those tidbits have been the only thing that stood between civilization and barbarity. However, that knowledge has been misconstrued, inadequately applied or just ignored in favor of exerting power over others. I will sort it all out for you and explain the why and how of keeping government a “necessary good”.
Changing your minds
Our reality is actually a translation of what is actual. We translate energy patterns around us like light and sound into electrical and chemical patterns. Reality for each of us is a construct in our minds informed by our senses. What we call reality is limited by what our senses can perceive and how we filter and use the information. We build tools, like the Hubble telescope, to translate the energies we can not perceive with our senses alone into models that we can perceive. Nurses are taught healing touch, which is being able to translate the electromagnetic field around each of us so that it is perceived through our sense of touch. They can then ”Feel” disturbances in the body’s energy pattern and even manipulate the energy like a chiropractor would manipulate placement of muscle and bone.
All of us are affected by another’s electro magnetic field and sense it through chemical changes in our body. Why does a hug help so much? Why does it feel good to hold hands? Why can you tell a lot about a person by how they kiss? The act of caring is not just mental. It actually makes a positive physical impression from one energy field on another. Conversely, someone who is disturbed affects us negatively because our energy fields resonate. We sense “Bad Vibes”. Once again we are translating uncomfortable energy patterns (also manifested as facial, body and vocal expressions) into a feeling of unease.
The reality construct that we operate from is physically represented in our brain through a pattern of connections. Hence “changing our minds” is physical not just mental. A physical change triggers a physical response. Fight or Flight. An “open-minded” person manages their fight or flight response and does not let it overwhelm their ability to change their minds. It is much the same as a martial artist or boxer or runner who manages the fight or flight response and uses it to their advantage. All of us are capable of being open-minded, as you will need to be when reading further. You may feel attacked at some point during your reading, when processing information that contradicts what you thought to be true. Your mind is going through a physical process of neurons re-purposing and chemical/electrical connections changing. Therefore, the body responds to new ideas, as a physical attack, with a primitive fight or flight reaction. Please don’t fight or run. There is no danger, except to the system that is keeping you down.
If you try to teach what you learn you may find that those who believe Political, Communist, Islamic or any other propaganda or even, in some cases, advertising have NEVER checked facts, sources or history. They think they are righteous and correct, No amount of facts, logic, analogies, links or rubbing their nose in reality will change their closed mind.
They have invested in a lie and Damn they will stick with it because it is THEIR lie. Sacred. The Untouchable reality in their minds. Subjective reality is not objective reality but subjective is safer.
It takes courage to face your mind and change it. It takes overcoming the physical fight or flight reaction. Most people run and hide back into their safe illusion or delusion. Tell them something that seems to clash with their mindset and they will insult you, scream at you, put you down, engage in twisted logical fallacies and unsupportable assertions, seek refuge in the comfort of a group/mob of the fearful who also have also succumbed to the propaganda and share a similar reality construct in their minds- do anything to reduce the fear of your credibility – so they can go back triumphant in resisting any intrusion into their programmed dream.
The world will continue to be at war as long as people allow the primitive autonomic brain response to the physical act of restructuring the neuron matrix in their brain to panic them into fight or flight. Those people will be on the attack and running forever since life is change and they resist understanding and dealing with it.
A common framework
All our actions are based on maintaining our own integrity. Any caring for others depends on how much value that type of behavior has to our sense of self and our image of reality.
Selfless love is a misnomer. All love depends on our sense of self. If we had no sense of self, we would not be motivated to do anything.
Love, caring. compassion and right and wrong must be taught and used to fashion our inner reality construct.
It is of vital importance to align our reality constructs through a common framework of principles, morals, ethics and responsibilities and teach it to our children. It is also vital that this common framework be the one that brings inner peace and wholeness, which will then be reflected in the outer and we will achieve peace and wholeness in society.
I've been asked, why bother? Why spend years researching and writing.
It's even a question I've asked myself. That's right! I talk to myself.
I've taken on the task, because, it's necessary and, no one else is doing it, in quite the same way.
Why not go with the Flow? Why be in the lead? Just Follow.
Leaders also follow. However…
"what they follow is different from what most people follow. They don't conform for the sake of conforming. They don't do what others do merely because others are doing it. They follow an inner voice, a call. They have a vision, not of what is, but of what might be. They think outside the box. They march to a different tune."
- Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
That does not make me superior… or inferior,
merely in tune with my interior.
The explanations and insights, you will find here, are not out there.
Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your perspective, I see things that other have not.
No, I don't see dead people.
Though, I do see debt, people. :-)
I continue with The Society Project because I know we will succeed, with your help.
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Government in the small and virtue from all.
This blueprint is not associated with any Political Party. In fact we feel Powerful Parties and factions are destructive to representative government as did George Washington in his farewell speech.
Our goal is fundamental Restoration not Transformation of the original limited government led by George Washington.
Transformation has led to the growth of a huge, powerful and rich government that since 1913 is dedicated to stealing our wealth, empowering corrupt politicians and forcing us to comply with their whims.
Through tax breaks government controls our behavior and with social programs creates a dependent class of over half the people to assure the votes they need to stay in power and continue the theft.
To end this parasitical government structure, before it bankrupts us and consumes all our liberty, we must remove the abusive power from the Federal government and it's agencies and throw out all values, systems and policies which sacrifice the individual for the "good" of the group. We must restore our free market (The Intelligent free market) and original, limited government system based on individual rights and responsibilities as laid out in our founding documents.
The collectivist Utopia is a Pipe Dream and the US is hooked! Government can best help the economy by staying out of it!
"The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin." – Mark Twain
Let's cure our problems by cutting off their root - the abusive power of the Federal government and it's unlimited funding via taxation and control of our currency.
The system of government we have in America today is not the one the Founder’s fought FOR
- it is the one they fought AGAINST!
Our current government system, much like the one we revolted against, is ruled by hereditary aristocracy of Political Parties for the Benefit of the Political Party and its hold on power, not the benefit of the Public. We are no longer a Representative Democracy. The ”representatives” we elect are chosen and controlled by a Political Party and mainly represent their party’s ideology. The people’s diverse interests can not be represented by one or two-party platforms. The diversity of 435 community’s voices in the House, which are necessary for true Representation of the people, have been censored down to only one or at most two Political Party’s voices.
Both parties have half the truth and are half wrong. One has to watch both sides’ media outlets and, additionally, research on the Internet with a critical eye to get at a semblance of the whole truth. Something that partisans are not doing. Instead they are defending their half-truth to the death. To divert from learning the other half of what they are missing, they bring up talking points prepared by their political party or philosophy which contain logical fallacies that sound right but are merely cleverly concocted diversions from the truth They cite unscientific polls and “Authorities” in the fallacy that partisan and half-right, half-wrong authority validate their view (approximately half for you nit pickers).
Rather than acknowledge that neither partisan side has all the information and therefore it behooves everyone to examine their conclusions, they do not overcome their primitive automatic physical flight or fight response (changing one’s mind is a physical process and the body reacts to it as a physical attack) and immediately jump in to attack with insult, deprecation, attempts to de-legitimize the person or their arguments, picking on spelling or grammar or meaning, redefining arguments to create a straw man that they can knock down and thus ignore the points made and all sorts of other logical fallacies.
In the end, every discussion degenerates into an attack and avoidance fest, with neither side learning from the other and the myths, biases and prejudices of the partisans reinforced by other partisans agreeing with them and mutually doing battle together to build brotherhood and group solidarity. Unfortunately this solidarity also comes with insularity into rival camps and as Lincoln said, a country divided against itself will not long stand.
People could find commonality in various issues and make solutions if they were not encumbered with a Political Party that has a platform of issues which Are banded together to conflict with the other party. One issue can not be separated out and resolved, peacefully and rationally, due to the animosity and scorn that is propagandized by the Political Party into their members, to win elections, power and money for the Political parties. The fighting is good for the Parties. It keeps the people weak, uninformed and misdirected. Conflict inducing issues serves as a good emotional rallying point that brings people out to vote for “their” party.
Abortion, gay marriage, helping the poor, and other hot button issues are solvable, but the Political Parties will not do so. Those issues are too useful as tools to influence the votes.
I hope people can eventually recognize who are the true enemies. They are not the People, they are the Political parties who manufacture your consent.
The original system of the United States depended on a virtuous people, refined by Religious practice, schooled in Civilized values with a Government controlled by a Constitution to limit the accumulation of power by Politicians. Religious influence has deteriorated since Darwin’s theory of evolution was applied to justify Atheism. Religion’s essential moral refining process was thrown out together with the rejection of its rituals and perceived mythologies. To fill the vacuum of Religious influence, alien ideas crept in and new secular religions and Quasi-Religions arose with their own dogmas and rituals such as Communism, Socialism, Environmentalism, Racial Supremacy, Political Supremacy and others. The Constitution was reinterpreted to grant almost unlimited power to Politicians. Vast rewards were insinuated into the government system which attracted the most unrefined, immature and corrupted to Politics. Government theft of property in the form of a, previously unconstitutional, direct tax on income, was legalized and programs to create dependent voters were implemented.
The United States system of personal refinement and limited and balanced government power was broken. Human beings possess an infinite capacity to create, innovate, Intuit, reveal, learn, imagine and build whatever is needed to solve any problem, cure any disease, help each other and assemble as perfect a civilization we can imagine. The reason we don’t, is due to:
- The lack of a common framework of principles, values, code of conduct, ethics and communication;
- The lack of personal and bureaucratic responsibility and accountability;
- Concentrated power and control in the hands of a small group of unrefined or corrupted people;
- The system that allows or encourages this accumulation of power.
Too much concentrated Power and the faulty system that allows it, creates a moral hazard that even the most honest fall into and become corrupted. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
I will be presenting material, to fix the above, that many will find to be radically different from what they have previously believed.
Some will enjoy the adventure of discovery and some will feel fear or anger at what might change their current, comfortable view of reality. My hope is that you will be willing to take on the challenge of chewing over and digesting what I will be relating, rather than immediately spitting it out and pushing away from this banquet of ideas.
Only together can we end ”Politics”. By that I mean, that which is motivated by lust for Political Power and corrupted by too much of it. For example, the artificial divisions and strife, among the populace, based on party allegiance, dogma or economic class which are propagated for Political reasons. Or the cultural and moral decay, due to dissolution of ethical and moral standards, for Political reasons. More immediate, the ongoing theft of your wealth, through income based tax and stealth devaluation of the dollar by the Federal reserve, (which manifests as inflation of prices), and strangulation of business by over-regulation and Soviet style central planning by our government that rules over the people without their consent.
The solutions I propose are “out of the box” of any Political Party, so I expect that every reader will experience some resistance. You may not get initial support from anyone else on your “team” either. For one thing, I will make the case that it is necessary to eliminate all Political Parties. I will recommend restoring boundaries on what tasks the government should legitimately and practically perform and what tasks must be returned to the people. It is immoral compulsion and theft when the government takes money from one person and does not deliver a direct benefit to that person. Taxation for the military which benefits everyone is moral. Charity, social services and any form of largesse is immoral and fueled by theft.
There will also be a plan to change the way we fund government. If not through a bill for services rendered, then at least via a tax on transactions rather than through confiscation of property, and an invasion of privacy that reveals everything about us to the government. Also the elimination of the Federal Reserve control of the currency and interest rates, since it is the instrument of a stealth flat tax, that comes directly out of the dollar itself, and makes everyone poorer.
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A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it.
- Oscar Levant
I have enough money to last me the rest of my life… unless I buy something.
- Jackie Mason
Today, not even the coldest weather can keep Politicians' hands in their own pockets.
- Sad, but true, update to Bob Burns 1945 comment, "It’s been so cold down in Washington, D.C., that Mr. Morgenthau has put his hands in his own pockets!”
What happened to our Wealth, Health, Free Time, Freedom and Safety?
Based on all our hard work, didn't we expect to be:
- richer? (keep reading to see why we really should be anywhere from 10 to 100 times richer).
- living in a crime free neighborhood and in a better house or apartment.
- able to spend more time with our family and less at work.
- be employed, if we are unemployed.
- much further ahead with our career and not stuck in a dead end Job.
- less tired and having a better love life.
- much less worried and stressed, and not losing our health!
And to have:
- more time for exercise, sports, hobbies and leisure.
- a secure retirement nest egg.
We aren't because the Government, besides all the taxes they confiscate, is stealing our wealth with a hidden flat tax that everyone is paying.
If you give me a little of your time and keep an open mind, I'll explain how they're doing it and how to fix it.
There are only two forms of government, a government imposed Above the people, such as by conquest, or a government Of the people, constituted by the people.
A government Above the People. Rulers and exploited servants.
“When I contemplate the natural dignity of man…I become irritated at the attempt to govern mankind by force and fraud, as if they were all knaves and fools.” – Thomas Paine, Rights of Man
Up until the last few Hundred years, societal arrangements have been structured as a large servant class sustaining a small ruling class. From Slaves laboring for the Pharaohs and Kings to the feudal serfs laboring for the Crown and Nobility, the masses fed the fat asses of the Conquerors and their descendants. Their lust for power and more slaves led to constant war. Power bred corruption among Royal Courts, administrators, sycophants, entourages, relatives and various and mostly nefarious types of privileged aristocracy. Their governmental systems and bureaucracy were dedicated to perpetuating this model. For thousands of years these parasites fed off the common people, all the while back stabbing, plotting, scheming, stealing, warring, fighting and committing every debauchery known to man. Most of all they protected the status quo.
There was no written arrangement, treaty or covenant between the rulers and the people. The ruling class became so by conquest or heredity and not by the choice of the servant class.
The powerful ruling elite justified their privilege and the power gap between them, and the much larger servant/slave class, as conforming to the order set out by “the Gods”.
The rulers status and position were defined, justified and solidified through the dissemination of stories, mythology, ideology (or Idol-ogy) and propaganda. In Ancient civilizations, these Political communications claimed that humans were created for the sole purpose of serving the Gods in a manner, “coincidentally”, organized exactly like the prevailing social hierarchy, which claimed kinship with the Gods or to speak for them or to have been granted a divine right through blood or even to be Gods or Demi-Gods themselves, as did Egypt’s Pharaohs and Rome’s Emperors.
This was a very effective method to control the servant class. In their minds questioning one’s social position would mean facing the wrath of the Gods and was almost unthinkable.
Like the Gods, ruling classes, had the responsibility to care for and protect their servants and the rulers had the responsibility to perform the supplication and prayers to the Gods.
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Immigrants from third world countries suck up welfare, food stamps, housing, education and other "free" benefits, that you and I pay for. Illegal aliens roam the country committing crimes with impunity. And we can't talk about the reality without being shouted down, by conditioned government media shills, as "racist" or some other pejorative nonsense.
Solution – Responsibility to be self-sufficient or sponsored:
No direct or indirect public assistance of any kind, nor eligibility for citizenship for 10 years. This Eliminates the incentive to come here to mooch and the incentive of Politicians to accumulate dependent voters.
In addition to not being a criminal, all immigrants, including refugees, must be self-supporting or sponsored and supported by their family or religious, fraternal or other community who are not recipients of public assistance. The immigrant and/or their sponsors are responsible to compensate victims of crime and accident, perpetrated by the immigrant. All immigrants, legal or illegal, who are convicted of a crime are ejected and banned from this country and their sponsors are prohibited from sponsoring anyone else for a year. This will bring even more motivation for the family and community to control their own.
All immigrants must immediately enroll in citizenship, and Foundational American Values
, training, prove competency in English and all other requirements for citizenship. Training is repeated at the 5 and 10 year mark. After 10 year training and proven competency, they are granted citizenship (and the right to vote).
Illegal immigrants are already established with families and children who are American Citizens. They can not be expelled without major disruption and questions of compassion.
Illegals can become Permanent residents, if they follow the above responsibilities and the Immigrant or sponsor pays back all prior public assistance received. However, since they entered the country illegally, they are banned from ever becoming citizens.
Like the Boston Marathon bombers, it is not enough that they live off us, they also murder us and our children and blow the legs off innocent runners and bystanders.
After this, and over 20 thousand Islamic Jihadist attacks around the world since the horror of 9/11, our government still denies that there is such a thing as Islamic terrorism – motivated by Islam itself – and instead creates the illusion of "radicals" and looks for every excuse to do nothing about Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Dagastan, Chechnya and all the other Islamic countries that train, fund and enable Islamic terrorists.
Islam has not suddenly been "radicalized". Islam has been at war with the rest of the world, for over 1500 years. We (and I include myself) just didn't notice until after 9/11.
Practicing (as opposed to merely ethnic) Muslims will automatically be put on the government watch list and are never eligible to vote in State or Federal elections as their Political "Religion" calls for the overthrow of non-Muslim, e.g. American, government and is antithetical to Foundational American Values. Preaching, recruiting or assisting in violent Jihad shall be classified as criminal and treasonous. Those convicted will be expelled and banned for life from the country. Any Mosque or organization preaching, recruiting or assisting in violent Jihad will be closed, those directly involved expelled and banned and the property confiscated. All attendees and/or employees will have their property and business searched and be placed under surveillance for at least one year.
Immigration is not a solution to World poverty.
An example of the meaning of Welfare in the 1770's (well faring – good going, safe travel) would be protecting the highways from bandits and robbers.
Giving a free ride to hitchhikers fell under the definition of charity, not welfare, and was an individual or family responsibility – certainly not within the purview of government.
General Welfare in the Constitution refers to the States, not the people, in the same manner that the Common Defense refers to the State militias banding together to protect the States and not to the internal Policing of the State.
The Federal Government was not allowed power over the internal workings of the States. The Federal Government was a compact between States that were Sovereign Entities. The country is called the United States not the United People's Republic (as Communist Countries, that control the people, are called). The States had a voice in the Federal Government by their right to elect Senators.
The States are no longer sovereign due in large measure to the formation of Political Parties.
Political Party power plays, in State Legislatures, led to stalemates in voting and vacant seats in the Senate. This "crisis" was the fuel for the erroneous solution of taking the power of electing Senators away from the States and giving it up to the Public (17th amendment) which was controlled by the Political parties. After that the Federal Government became a tyranny of one Political Party and on rare occasions two, not in many ways different from the Monarchies and Communist countries. The only positive differences and freedoms, in the USA today, are due to the continuing influence of Judeo-Christian Religious principles and the scraps of protection written into the Constitution that have not been redefined away by the Courts based on Political Party propaganda.
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There are only two forms of government.
OVER the people or OF the people.
OVER the people
Communism and Socialism is a government of central planning. Communism nationalizes the means of production. Socialism regulates them. The Communist/Socialist party Over the people.
Monarchy, Dictatorship and any system of POLITICAL PARTIES or factions is the rule of the few over the many.
Democracy in the small retains an equal voice for all. Democracy in the large results in the majority in charge. The majority OVER the Minority.
OF the people
The only system of government truly OF the people is a Representative Republic Constituted by the people with no factions or Political Parties. The people have a voice through their elected representatives via Democratic vote and the Constitution limits the government of the few or the majority of the people from tyranny over the minority.
This system has been broken by the two Political Parties and we live under a tyranny, albeit soft, of the Parties over the people.
You've heard the President say it about the USA. Every reference in the news repeats it. Our Military enforces it. We build nations based on it.
But, is the USA actually a Democracy? (it was set up as a Constitutional Republic; but that's another story.)
Democracy means rule by the majority of the people. In every decision, everyone has a voice through their vote.
When the population is small enough, everyone votes directly. In large populations voting is accomplished through elected Representatives of the people.
Democracy is not an ideal system. If you are in the minority, your votes don't count and you are forced to obey the will of the majority.
Historically, in all Democracies, the majority eventually voted to take everything from the minority.
Democracies captured all the labor from slaves by owning them, some took most of the fruits of the labor of serfs by owning their land and in modern Democracies, by confiscatory taxation of people's labor and property.
Communism has elections and everyone is free to vote.
But it is not a Democracy because a vote is meaningless when there is only one Political party.
One choice is no choice.
There is only one voice and it is that of the ruling Communist Party, not the people.
The party makes any law they please and you have no say. They have the power and you don’t.
Technically, you did pick them as your representatives.
Practically though, if a Political Party controls the representatives, they are no longer your representative. They are the Party’s.
Would you call America a Democracy because we have one extra choice of Political Party?
If Communist one party rule is a tyranny, what would you call it when one Political party in the USA controls the Presidency, and therefore the military and Congress which makes the laws?
You might argue that there are sometimes two parties, Republican and Democrat.
But both voices are those of the party rulers, not the people.
Without a voice and free choice, the government is a Tyranny.
It is only the degree of tyranny that is different between the United States and Communist countries.
The United States did not begin with Political Parties. Political Parties do not represent the people. They represent a consolidation of a small number of powerful individuals.
The people do not have a voice in Party government other than the one time power of elections; a very weak power at best.
Voting can be manipulated legally through propaganda, negative advertising, how much money one puts in to a campaign and changing the nature of voting districts. It can also be manipulated illegally through bribery, blackmail, voter registration fraud and even interfering with the counting of votes.
Even if voting were not influenced, we still have, at most, only two voices in government, speaking for their party rather than 435 representatives, speaking for the people.
For the United States government to represent the people, Political Parties must be rendered powerless, abandoned or banned altogether.
When I am sick, I want instant relief. A cure is not my immediate priority, especially if it will involve more hardship and pain. Usually the sickness will pass, so temporary relief of symptoms is a good approach. However, if the instant relief makes things worse or the problems persist or they get too big to dismiss, I am confronted with the realization that the problem is systemic and chronic and I need a more comprehensive cure. When this, willingness to effect a cure, happens depends on our level of tolerance for suffering and our differing ability to dismiss reality.
For instance, most people know smoking leads to cancer. Given this knowledge, some smokers quit cold turkey, some use nicotine gum to ease the transition and some continue smoking and deny that cancer will happen to them.
It is the same way with addressing the problems in the Political body of our Country. Many look for the instant relief of a new regulation or law or the tweak of electing different Politicians and governing parties. That's the Plop and the Fizz. The more we rely on that remedy, the more the Politicians, who are selling that remedy, profit and stay in business. Even though we are presented with choices of candidates, parties, laws and regulations - at their root, these are merely masking the disease by relieving symptoms. We are even encouraged to argue and hate each other based on our choice of Political symptom relievers. It is like fighting over the false choices of Aspirin or Ibuprofen to cure cancer.
Our body's diseases are caused by a breakdown in our system. The cure is to restore our system to health. So too are the problems of government a result of a breakdown of our original healthy system. The cure is to fix the system, not the symptoms. A tumor requires surgery, not aspirin or electing to trust Doctor Feel Good instead of Doctor Cutting.
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