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Thanks for signing on.I’m Bob Carkhuff, and this is Freedomblog.com.
The theme for today is We the People.
For Freedom-Lovers and Freedom-Builders, this means We the People have been eliminated from our roles as policy-makers in governance.
We the People.
“We the People” are the three most precious words ever inscribed in any document. When the U.S. Constitution was framed in 1789, “We the People” were not only the beneficiaries but also the policy-makers for its freedoms.
As beneficiaries, we were entitled to maximize our freedoms. As policy-makers, we were “empowered” to maximize our future freedoms. Like captains of our own ships, policy-making empowered us to determine the degrees of latitude and longitude of ports of destination in our “voyage of discovery.”
Freedom is synonymous with policy-making. Policy-making is the power to “position” ourselves—as individuals, families, organizations, communities, and cultures. “Positioning” defines our mission and strategies in our environment or marketplace. Most often, we attempt to “position” ourselves for some “comparative advantage” in our marketplace. It is the policy-making function that makes us most free. And we have lost it!
Throughout the more than 200 years of our “Great Experiment,” We the People have shaped our country’s policies to reflect our values in relation to the various marketplaces of our world-cultural, economic, governmental. As a nation, we have thrived with this great policy-making power of We the People. Sadly, it is no longer so!
Our leaders no longer represent us because they are already serving their constituencies—Global Multinational Corporations that have no commitments to the freedoms to which we are dedicated.
Our representatives manage only the self-serving special interests of the lobbying and other pressure groups that contribute to their Political Action Committees and Individual Retirement Accounts.
Our media have abandoned their commitments to freedom as they “spin” their messages to generate “buzz” rather than truth.
Our educational systems educate us to the limited “truths of our time”—the artificial “Go – No Go” decisions dictated by the binary functions of our information technologies.
We are confused by the assaults upon the integrity of our brainpower. We are no longer policy-makers in “The Land of the Free.”We feel like dependent minions in “The Land of the Unfree.”
Our fall has been so precipitous that We the People are in denial: We have surrendered the very policy-making power that made us free.
Signing off for Freedomblog, this is Bob Carkhuff.
Remember, We the People… must take back the reigns of leadership.
We invite your comments. Send to Bob at Freedomblog.com.
“May the road rise to meet you,
And the wind be at your back.”