Sunday, January 17, 2010

Freedom’s Vision – On a Mission…



Freedom's Vision - On a Mission...
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Fortunately, along with every crisis comes opportunity, and there is now a historic window of opportunity presenting itself to implement much needed change to the way our country conducts its business.

Any business or organization that wishes to become successful is well served to ask itself a simple, but oh so important question… What is our mission?

Creating a mission statement lifts your head up to focus your eyes squarely on the future and on the ultimate objective of the organization. With that objective in sight, an organization can then create goals and take steps to support and achieve the mission.

Anytime you have many people involved, getting all the various self-interests and egos headed in the same direction is a challenge, to say the least. Just look at all the “grass-roots” campaigns that are springing up all over America. There are a lot of American citizens who rightly are concerned to the point of becoming vocal. But they are generally unfocused, mostly operating without a fundamental understanding of the root causes much less a clear objective. This lack of objective and focus allows various agendas and points-of-view to pull the groups off target and allows the opposition the opportunity to practice divide-and-conquer.

Does America seem divided right now?
“You just want a handout, that’s ____ism, you _____ist!” Says Jane.

Angry, John retorts, “Well, I’m a _____ (religion), and I don’t care who supports common sense economic reform, if they are for ______ (the state of Israel, gay rights, abortion, running in the park naked, etc.), I will NEVER vote for them! Oh, and by the way, your brand of ____ism comes straight from the myths of ____ology!”

“Okay, well I’m just going to go start the left-wing, anti-____ libertarian 3rd party faction of the pro-____ movement! You right-wing, red state, freedom sucking so-and-so!”

Is your eye off the ball yet?


This is exactly the type of distraction and “debate” that central bankers and other special interests finance (and the media propagates) when they provide funding for politicians who frame in these types issues.

Meanwhile our entire nation is suffering the effects of ever increasing debt loads… 11% of our entire nation is currently on food stamps (half the nation’s children will be fed at some point by them), shrinking retirements, debts that cannot ever be repaid, a banking system surviving only by marking their “assets” (debt instruments) to “model,” losses of freedom, and all but the bankers are being squeezed by the higher costs created by acts far outside the rule of law and any sense of morality (not to worry about them, they are still receiving their six to eight figure bonuses).

Come on, we are all American citizens and we are all in the same sinking ship together, none of us are immune. It is time for all of us to get focused on the key issues that will dramatically impact everyone’s lives, including the future of our children if we don’t act soon, and act together!

Can you recite the mission statement of the United States of America? No?

What are our goals in America, to “get credit flowing to the consumer again?” Hmmm… is it safe to say that perhaps we are serving someone else’s mission statement?

Let’s all join forces and work together to get our nation back on track! We can start by clearly defining our own mission.

Who are we? We are officially the American Party PAC. Our suggested reforms are found within the pages of the “American Party Papers,” otherwise known as Freedom's Vision. Our method of implementing reform is called “Swarm Politics.” Our organization’s Immediate Action and long term Mission Statements follow:

Immediate Action Mission Statement

Enact monetary and political reform capable of transitioning our economy from its current debt and derivative entangled state to a prosperous & sustainable system that works to keep the quantity of money under control for the very long term.

Reform must:

1. Maintain the integrity of the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law.

2. Provide a common and debt-free dollar currency for the nation that is controlled by the people through our elected representatives in Congress, yet contains checks and balances working to ensure that the quantity of money remains under control for the very long term.

3. Provide meaningful, fair, and equitable relief for people, businesses, local, state, and federal governments.

4. Work to keep people’s experience with money as close as possible to what they know, believe, and expect.

5. Work to limit the influence of special interest money on politics, yet not discourage business nor unnecessarily interfere with the ability of capital to concentrate here in the United States.

6. Be capable of transitioning without creating severe inflation or deflation.

7. Maintain stable prices over time, yet allow for underlying growth or contraction in economic variables.

8. Be able to withstand severe shock.

9. Provide complete monetary transparency.

10. Create transparent, meaningful, timely, and historically relevant government economic data.

11. Be able to withstand attempts at manipulation or subterfuge.

12. Not allow the buildup of excessive debts or leverage.

13. Promote free enterprise and competition to build a robust and dynamic economy.

14. Cleanse and maintain a healthy and prosperous financial and banking system.

15. Contend with international ramifications.

16. Not create ongoing moral hazard.

17. Provide incentives and the means to encourage timely implementation.

Reforms must be enacted in a timely manner if we are to avoid the events that history proves follows excessive accumulations of debt, leverage, and money quantity.

Is it possible to create a monetary system that accomplishes all this? Yes! Is there anything on that list that one would not consider a worthy quality? If someone suggests reform that does not accomplish all of the above, then you must ask yourself what is their special interest? Reform must strive to benefit everyone equally.

Long Term Mission Statement

The Survival and Prosperity of the United States of America and the entire Human Race into perpetuity.

My, that’s a lofty goal! Yes it is, but please think about this… is there any American who could not agree that to be a worthy objective?

If survival and prosperity are your forever objective, then what steps must be taken to achieve that objective? Those steps become your goals.

Would it not behoove us to create a stable, dynamic, and lasting money system that can survive the test of time?

Would it not behoove us to prioritize education? Should developing abundant and clean energy be a national priority?

Go right on down the list of things that our government spends money on, and all at once the priorities begin to fall into place.

Take a good look at this – “In the latest quarter, the interest paid on the debt in December was $104.6 billion -- 34% of federal outlays for the month (December deficit nearly doubles)!”

More than one third of our expenditures went to pay interest on the national debt? And that does not include the carrying costs of all our unfunded future liabilities, not even close. Is that an expenditure that supports the survival and prosperity of the United States into perpetuity? Didn’t think so, but most people don’t realize that it simply does not have to be this way. Please support Freedom's Vision, thank you.


*Cover art by AZ Rainman


Update: Volunteers needed for Freedom's Vision/ American Party PAC organization...

The American Party PAC is now completely formed, all papers and tax ID numbers in place. There are limits, and we'll be going over all that in time. The originating officers are: Nathan A. Martin, President (nmartin@swarmusa.org); Bill Still, Vice-President (bstill@swarmusa.org); Daryl Klein, Treasurer and PAC-Man (dklein@swarmusa.org). We have many other volunteers working on projects and are still in need of many more.

The concepts of Freedom's Vision are marching forward. We are now making good progress on our new website that I think will be inspiring and will provide a place to discuss and showcase Freedom's Vision. It will provide "Swarm Central" where people can go to learn about and participate in the swarms. It also includes pages for the PAC and organization and also has a full featured forum where everyone can go to communicate and to have fun (We need a forum administrator volunteer if anyone's interested). This site is dynamic and looks like a million bucks thanks to the artwork and layout design of AZRainman. Thanks too for everyone who is contributing!

Daryl Klein is forming the National Level organization and developing lines of communications, authority, and responsibilities. We would like to formally make up a list of organization volunteers including PRIVATE contact information that will not be shared without permission. We will be making organizational charts and spreadsheets to stay organized.

If you are interested in helping with the organization in any way, please contact Daryl at dklein@swarmusa.org. We are still looking for help organizing on both the Federal and State levels, we need a CPA, help developing a marketing plan, IT expertise, etc.

I think we all sense that change is in the air. I’m excited about the possibility of helping to create a positive and historic outcome.

Sincerely,

Nate Martin