“All the perplexities, confusions and distresses in America arise not from defects in the Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, as much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.”
"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 ... will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered ... The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."
"You can't break a man that don't borrow."
A true free market must be free from government intervention and manipulation.
While there is a government, economic transactions within the government should be transparent, accountable, and easily accessible by the public.
Economic evaluation is incomplete and misleading unless we include environmental and social impacts.
“Economics and ecology. These two words come from the same root. The Greek word, “Ecos.” Ecos means “home.” Ecology is the knowledge and the entirety of “home.” And Economy is the management of “home.” If you lose “home” – ecology – what will you have to manage? There is nothing to manage. Therefore, economics should be a subset of ecology.”
“If we are to long endure as a world culture, or as a group of local cultures, we will have to incorporate ecological thinking into every aspect of our mores, patterns of living, and most particularly, our economic institutions…The salient question we need to discuss in our communities and businesses is whether humankind will participate in that restoration or be condemned by our ignorance to vanish from the planet.”
“Environmental problems should be handled at the most local level possible. We lose the benefits of decentralization and experimentation when we impose one solution on a whole civilization.”
Legal systems can support stewardship of the land and protection of the environment by protecting individual rights and personal property.
By accounting for environmental impacts at all levels of human action, we can begin to protect and restore non-human life on this planet.
“We don’t inherit this planet from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.”
“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”
“For there is one crucially important power inherent in the nature of the State apparatus. All other persons and groups in society (except for acknowledged and sporadic criminals such as thieves and bank robbers) obtain their income voluntarily: either by selling goods and services to the consuming public, or by voluntary gift (e.g., membership in a club or association, bequest, or inheritance). Only the State obtains its revenue by coercion, by threatening dire penalties should the income not be forthcoming. That coercion is known as “taxation,” although in less regularized epochs it was often known as “tribute.” Taxation is theft, purely and simply even though it is theft on a grand and colossal scale which no acknowledged criminals could hope to match. It is a compulsory seizure of the property of the State’s inhabitants, or subjects.”
“All of the services commonly thought to require the State – from the coining of money to police protection to the development of law in defense of the rights of person and property – can be and have been supplied far more efficiently and certainly more morally by private persons. The State is in no sense required by the nature of man; quite the contrary.”
“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.”
“The last line of defense in support of freedom and the Constitution consists of the people themselves. If the people want to be free, if they want to lift themselves out from underneath a state apparatus that threatens their liberties, squanders their resources on needless wars, destroys the value of their dollar, and spews forth endless propaganda about how indispensable it is and how lost we would all be without it, there is no force that can stop them."
“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out...
without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to
the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.”
Those affected by a policy should have a say in determining that policy.
We have everything we need to support and sustain all life.
Rather than trying to explode, smash and split at the atomic level, we can align with nature’s energy field to create all the energy we need without creating harmful side-effects or violating the rights of others to be safe from deadly fall out.
By accounting for environmental impacts at all levels of human action, we can begin to protect and restore non-human life on this planet.
Those affected by a policy need to be engaged in determining the policy and there needs to be a built-in process for ongoing consideration of dissenting opinion.
“Once an agency possesses any judiciary monopoly, it will naturally tend to employ this privileged position for the further expansion of its range of jurisdiction. Constitutions, after all, are state-constitutions, and whatever limitations they may contain – what is or is not constitutional – is determined by state courts and judges. Hence there is no other possible way of limiting state power except by eliminating the state altogether and in accordance with justice and economics, establishing a free market in protection and security services.”
A justice system established and controlled by the state will naturally benefit or serve itself. By opening up protection and security services to real competition – based on quality, efficiency and integrity of service, and insured based on a track record of respect, more diverse models emerge to meet to serve the cause of true justice.
Anyone who has a monopoly on FORCE and MONEY will be able to control and coerce others to achieve its own ends.
It is through honest and open competition among dispute resolution organizations for respect, based on the protection of liberty and integrity that incentives for justice can be optimally served.
The sustainable basis for a system of justice is limited to the protection of every individual’s rights to safety, privacy, personal property and fulfillment of contracts.
In a thriving society, no one is allowed to violate anyone else except in true self-defense.
This is the “non-aggression principle.” (Aggression is defined as the initiation of the use or threat of physical violence against the person or property of anyone else. Aggression is therefore synonymous with invasion.)
When involuntary taxation and control are eliminated, people’s creativity and capacity for self-governing and problem solving are enhanced.
Accurate information helps us make more informed decisions about issues that impact our lives.
Media can best serve the needs of its audience when it has representative participation from that audience.
“The press is like our immune system, if it over reacts to everything, we actually get sicker.”
“Media is the only industry with the capacity to educate at the scale needed and in the time available.”
“At a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
“We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.”
"At the core of every conflict is an unfulfilled need, usually a miscommunication.
Authentic, clear, accurate, responsible and complete interaction clears barriers to natural rapport and cooperation.
Real listening involves having the other person's conversation be considerably louder than your own, inside your own mind."
"Communication can take place between two people when each of them has expanded their reality to include the other person's reality without conflict."
"The experience of love begins with the willingness to allow another person to be the way they are."
"Satisfaction is a function of accepting what is, in a context of workability, while at the same time going all out to get things the way you want them, while maintaining full communication, affinity and compassion."
"The true measure of greatness of any man is his ability to express love in his human relations."
"The fundamental law of the universe is rhythmic, balanced interchange."
"The deepest joy is not so much in being loved… but being and expressing love in relation to the other."
"The purpose of "other" is the realization of the Self."
Postulates Which Apply to the In-formation of Consciousness into Matter
– Foster Gamble
1) Universe is a continuous, alive and infinite medium.
2) The metaphysical, conceptual “geometry” of balance of the system will always be present and, because it is in equilibrium, it will be invisible.
3) All multiplication happens by division of the wholeness.
4) All form and matter are a function of motion (in the medium), centered by stillness, so action, not matter, is basic, and comes in wholes.5) All processes evolve through maximum simplicity and efficiency.
6) The simplest distinction creating a self-sustaining entity as motion in and of the medium is toroidal.
7) Since every system is in rotation and embedded in other rotating systems, all movement is helical.
8) All systems are connected, and all centers are one.
9) Complexity builds on combinations and variations of toroidal field distinctions – following fundamental principles of least-effort division of the space medium cohering geometrically around any “point” as center.
10) Each “point” is the center of its system even as it participates in other systems with other centers.
11) There are an infinite number of “points” or “”centers”
12) Curvature toward and away from a center is infinite.
13) Within the infinite is the finite and within the finite is the infinite.
14) The structuring of “reality” is fractal and holographic in nature
15) Quantization of space pre-exists matter.
16) Since the whole must always be in balance, any event, impulse, break in symmetry is always accompanied by its complementary dual (reflected as linear and radial polarity, opposite - direction, rotation, charge, - contraction/expansion, edge/vertex, fields, alternating shells etc.…
For safety and sustainability, we need to access energy through harmonic resonance rather than explosion.
The torus provides a universal template for sustainable systems, which we can use to guide our human designs in alignment with nature’s fundamental pattern of energy flow.
Consciousness precedes the material world.
You don’t get life from non-life. The entire universe is alive.
Any scientific theory is just a “model” of reality that will eventually be replaced by one more accurate.
We must be careful not to make intellect our God - it has powerful muscles but no personality.
The universe is a process put in motion by purpose.
The fundamental law of the universe is rhythmic, balanced interchange.
Personal growth in the physical, emotional, mental and interpersonal realms helps create stable structures for fulfillment and for expanding one’s consciousness and effectiveness.
The wider and more inclusive one’s sense of identity, the more non-violent and harmonious their actions tend to be.
One’s worldview, or set of beliefs, gives meaning to one’s life, determines one’s choice of actions and therefore impacts the lives of others.
"It is not enough just to become more conscious. It matters deeply what you become more conscious of."
"Everything we need is already here and we can access it by recognizing and acting from our oneness."
"What our Seventh Generation will have is a consequence of our actions today."
"The universe is not an aggregate of objects, but a communion of subjects."
"How you imagine the world determines how you live in it."
Follow the Money
"Once an agency possesses any judiciary monopoly, it will naturally tend to employ this privileged position for the further expansion of its range of jurisdiction. Constitutions, after all, are state-constitutions, and whatever limitations they may contain – what is or is not constitutional – is determined by state courts and judges. Hence there is no other possible way of limiting state power except by eliminating the state altogether and in accordance with justice and economics, establishing a free market in protection and security services."
The very existence of a government creates an innate ethical conflict and violation of individual rights if that “state” derives its funding from involuntary taxation enforced by a monopoly on police and military force.
Any minimal state has the inherent tendency to become a maximal state.
Government’s compulsory monopoly over the weapons of coercion has led it, over the centuries, to infinitely more butcheries and infinitely greater tyranny and oppression than any decentralized, private agencies could possibly have done.
All people are equal in authority and inherent worth and social arrangements can reflect this when built on voluntary association.
Each person is an end unto him or herself who can never justly be used as a means to another’s ends.
Transparency in public debate helps mitigate deceit, coercion and greed.