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Freedom

Justice

Community

 

Voluntary, Self-Governing

Jural Assembly Communities 

funded with

Community-Created Credit 

give us the 

Society that Benefits Everyone

 

 

 

John G Root Jr

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OVERVIEW

 

Do we, as a people, desire to be Free to do what we feel called to do?  Do we, as a people, desire to live in a society that is Just?  Do we, as a people, desire to collaborate to create an abundant economy and Community in which we all may thrive?  

 

Do we, as a people, desire for everyone what we desire for ourselves?  

 

The ideal universal society is readily available once we have begun the process of understanding ourselves – our own nature – our humanity, and once we learn to rely on our inner authority and consciously make life-empowering choices instead of succumbing to external authority with its systemic manipulation of society and our culture.

 

The ideal and the reality need not be in conflict with each other as they are now.  With an understanding of who we are, we can create the ideal society, the one where we are free, society is just, and we voluntarily collaborate with one another to provide everything that we need and desire.  

 

We are all together in a society and a culture that is either a reflection of our true nature or a distortion of it.  Mark Twain once said:  There are two important days in our lives, the day we are born, and the day we find out why.  What motivates us?  What do we want our lives to count for?  What do we need in order to become fully the person we aim to be?

 

Albert Einstein: “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it”.  

 

Krishnamurti:  “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

 

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.” —Carl Sagan

 

There is a great temptation - which needs to be strenuously resisted - to repeat the conventional view, the official story, the way it is, business-as-usual, etc. without the self-examination that reveals the extent to which it is propaganda, bamboozlement, or methods of mind control, that lead people to accept the unacceptable.  

 

The culture represents what is unacceptable as the inevitable result of human nature, namely that we are incapable of governing ourselves, and the solution is represented as electing the right people to govern us.  Consider however that voting creates winners and losers, and that the two-party system means we tend to demonize the other side!  Are the powers-that-ought-not-to-be succeeding with their strategy of “divide and conquer”?  We are so divided that the Military Industrial Complex is free to profit from war. “Men are so simple of mind, and so much dominated by their immediate needs, that a deceitful man will always find plenty who are ready to be deceived.” - ― Niccolò Machiavelli  Please watch this video if you are in any doubt about how divide and conquer works:  Divide and Conquer- The Deep State Strategy

 

As we transition from accepting the external authority of the powers-that-be and business-as-usual, and learn to rely on our own internal authority, our lives will change dramatically and we will find multitudes of people who are also learning to rely on their inner authority.  Together with those people, all of us together - the Freedom Loving Cultural Creatives - will be able to collaborate to create a culture and a society worthy of our true nature.  

 

We are men and women together in a society founded to protect our unalienable rights, our natural rights, the rights inherent in our nature.  Herein is a small excerpt from the Declaration of Independence that reminds us:  

 

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

 

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

 

Our unalienable rights shall be secured by “governments”, and the just powers of our “governments” shall derive from our consent.  

 

Do our representatives represent We, the People?  Are we able to withdraw our consent in any way that is effective?  How often does Congress listen to and represent the people?  A Princeton Study concludes, rarely, namely ½%. Our government has become a Corporatocracy; the Corporations with the money rule.  How is it that the Supreme Court could decide that corporations are people and money is speech, as they did with Citizens United, which prohibits the government from restricting independent expenditures for political campaigns by corporations?  Clearly this results in a conflict of interest regarding whom our representatives and officials represent. 

 

Something happened in 1913 that enabled the powers- that-ought- not- to-be to engineer the denigration of the Constitution.  The 16th Amendment gave us an income tax which was expressly forbidden in the Constitution; the 17th Amendment gave us the direct election of the Senators, which disenfranchised the States.  In particular, in the original Constitution, the Legislatures of the States select their two Senators from their own to represent the States in the Senate.  The Senate provides the advice and consent of the States in the Federal Government.  The House of Representatives is the People's branch and the Senate is the State’s Branch in the balance of powers.  If the members of both the House and the Senate are representing the people, then the 10th amendment is nullified in which all unenumerated rights were reserved to the States and/or the people. 

 

Another imbalance of power is with our monetary system. The Federal Reserve System was legislated by stealth under false pretenses just before Christmas.  This transferred the primary tool of the sovereign - namely money issuance - to the privately owned banking cartel.  Congress no longer coins money and regulates the value thereof and it no longer determines the measure of value.  Rather, after 1913, Congress borrows the money it needs beyond what it raises in taxes from the Federal Reserve, and is therefore beholden to the Federal Reserve.  During the ‘70s, the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) was adopted, which obviates the Common Law and largely nullifies the Bill of Rights. Common Law is “lawful”, our common sense about right and wrong, the spirit of the law, but the UCC is “legal”, the letter of the law, involving  technicalities.  It is the UCC that makes victimless crimes and plea bargains legal.  Is it possible that the premise of our democratic Republic, namely that we withdraw our consent by voting for a different representative, is simply ineffective, wrong, or even an implemented lie? 

 

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete”

Buckminster Fuller

 

This book focuses on what we, as a people, desire. To have what we desire -  the promise of the Declaration of Independence - we need active consent-based self-governing communities, or Jeffersonian Ward Republics, whose members issue the money for what they agree is good using community-created/accepted credit.  As Thomas Jefferson wrote in various letters after his Presidency:  “The idea nearest my heart is that the People would learn to provide the functions of government to each other”.

 

This book and its Appendix will provide the ideas we need to understand ourselves so we may create and evolve a society to benefit everyone.  This is eminently doable, because it is in our nature that we desire for everyone what we desire for ourselves, and everyone desires for us what they desire for themselves. 

 

Essentially, we will be creating a community in which we recognize our right to the capital our capacities warrant.  

 

What does that mean?  It means that we are each free to pursue self-actualization - the purpose that we desire our life to count for - as a voluntary initiative with the money we need to be the ever better person we are becoming.  If that is what we desire for everyone, then the community - the ward republic - to which we choose to belong, will only ever want to know what we each need and desire.  

 

The questions we will ask of each other:  Is what you desire to do a good idea?  Are you committed to accomplishing it?  Do you and your team have the skills to accomplish it?  Is it a good use of both the built and natural resources needed?  When one's answers to those questions are a convincing yes, the community will accept the money one issues to realize the value one has described.  That is what it means to have the capital - the credit - one’s capacities warrant.  We each describe the value we will be responsible for creating and we each issue the money - the capital, the credit, we need to accomplish it.  

 

This is not a pipe dream for the simple reason that every time we borrow money from a bank, we promise to make the money we believe the bank is ‘lending’ us valuable.  As we will come to understand, the control mechanism of “the powers-that-ought-not-to-be” is the banks creating all the money we need to live as interest bearing debt for what will benefit banks. 

 

When we fully grasp that the sovereign issues the currency to create the conditions in which the people live, we will know that we will only be sovereign when free people are issuing the currency to create a just society and a thriving economy and community.     

 

The American Revolution was about passing the sovereignty from the King to the People.  Now we need to finish what we started and create the social conditions we need to empower one another to be genuinely sovereign.  When we are genuinely sovereign, we will know what to issue the money for, how to issue the money, and how to regulate the money supply so that the value it measures is constant (no inflation or deflation).

 

It may not be immediately obvious, but the problem of evil is in the monetary system.  The fact that we need money to live and participate in our complex civilization makes it imperative that everyone understand money. Money measures value.  It is the measure of value!  It measures value the way hours measure time, or miles measure distance or gallons measure volume, or pounds measure weight.  We do not need the measuring device except to give an accurate measure.  Just as we can’t have more miles because we have an odometer, and we can’t have more inches because we have a ruler, and we can’t have more hours because we have a clock, we can’t have more money, the units of value that measure value, because we have money as the means of exchange.  If we believe we can lend it or invest it, then we are not dealing with money, but something that can be lent or invested.  Value is like time or distance or anything else that needs to be measured.  Unlike hours or miles, we do not have a unit of value that is a constant.  The culture keeps us from understanding the true nature of money.  We need money to live, and usually, in order to have that money to live, we must do something that someone who has money wants us to do, when they want us to do it, the way they want us to do it for the minimal amount of money the market will bear.  The culture tells us that when we have accumulated enough money, we will no longer need to work.  Our money will work for us!  Money does no work, only people work, and people only work for money when that is what they must do in order to live.  The essence of the evil at large in society is the idea that the money is what you want.  You never want the money, you want the power the money gives you and you do not know money is serving the banks that issue it without our understanding how. 

 

Very few people understand who issues the money, what it is issued for, and how the money supply is regulated. Therefore, very few people understand the source of the evil.  It is simply this:  What money is issued for and how the money supply is regulated and what is credit worthy determines the orientation of human labor.  If the right and power of money issuance has been usurped by a banking cartel, for their benefit then the banking cartel is the hidden sovereign, not We, the People.  Who issues the money, what it is issued for, and how the money supply is regulated will be covered in the chapter on banking.  

 

The solution to the problem can be explained easily.  When we see how it could be, we may very well understand that the evil we are experiencing is in the monetary system.  Imagine for a moment that you have a brilliant idea about how to generate hydrogen for use as a fuel by making an artificial leaf, that imitates the first step in the process of photosynthesis where water is broken down into hydrogen and oxygen.  You share it with various people whom you believe could help you to implement it and they become enthusiastic about it as well.  Together with them, you prepare a presentation to your local City to see if they like the idea as well and if they will host an initial implementation to prove the concept.  The City Council asks lots of questions, and answering them changes the proposal to improve it.  The evaluation criteria is established, and the timeline when it will be evaluated is agreed to. The Council is then satisfied that the artificial leaf is a good idea, that you are committed to accomplishing it, that you have the requisite expertise, and that it is a good use of the necessary infrastructure and natural resources, i.e. it can be done without externalizing any costs. Also in the proposal is that the profits will be shared equitably by the people in the enterprise and with the community in whose jurisdiction the project is implemented.  The City Council offers the Towns, Villages, and the Wards their assessment that it should be consented to, and the proposal generates enthusiasm throughout the jurisdiction.  

 

Never does the question arise as to where you will get the capital (money) and on what terms.  There is a good reason for this, namely everyone knows that money measures value and the value has been described.  Each of those who will be implementing the proposal will issue the capital their capacities warrant on terms that correspond with their commitment and responsibility in the enterprise, and the profits will be shared equitably by the people in the enterprise and with the community in whose jurisdiction the project is implemented.  The entire project is a voluntary initiative of enthusiastic, committed, and capable people.  

 

The value of the credit, the capital, issued by the participants, will either be realized or not.  If not, there is too much money in circulation and some will need to be removed.  If the value of the credit is realized, and the project continues to generate profits, then more money will need to be issued to measure the ongoing value being created.  That money may be distributed as a dividend to support the entire population of the City’s jurisdiction.

 

The American Revolution was about passing the sovereignty from the King to the People.  Had the Revolution succeeded, the people would issue the money to accomplish what they determine would be good.  The situation described above would be how things are.  However, the banks issue the money as debt to themselves and the banking system is the hidden sovereign.  

 

Creating the society to benefit everyone is largely dependent on recognizing that sovereign individuals appreciate that their consciousness is creating the reality in which they are living.  True freedom involves being aware that we are at choice, versus at the affect, of our circumstances. True freedom involves both loving our freedom and being free to love.

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