posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 09:27 PM
You freemen, you citizens, I am speaking to you in the fullness of your authority as citizens of this Republic.
Did you know the great value of your opinion, when it is appled in the enlightened and orderly process of brotherly debate and open dialogue? Are you
aware that these are the true gifts of our language, and the true dividend of our peace?
We have no more enemies with the ability to destroy our nation. There is no threat to the American nation, our way of life is safe even from the most
destructive agencies, we have nothing to fear from the hatred of strange foreigners with strange religious interpretations of god.
Why then, if we are a people so keen to know value, and luxury, and to enjoy the sweetest fruits of what we have grown, do we not endeavor to pursue
the highest achievements of our kind, to lead the world with our dreams of advancing mankind? Not as a nation, or as men against men in the
competition of gross materialism, but as the sweetest fruits of cutlure and civilization.
Our brightest minds have set upon the systems of finance over all other sciences, leaving precious few remaining to focus on the matters of science,
the sacred jewels of civilizaiton and the culmination of our race and its fragile constructions, and the holy crown of our universal awareness and
general awareness as a living people. This is a poverty, more ragged and shameful than any kind of earthly emaciation; it is the poverty of the
nation as a whole, and the shame of it is the common burden of all freemen.
Let us think as a people, as citizens, taking the proper authorty for our nation with our ideas, and our thoughts. Those of us able to do this are
obligated to do so, it is why we are given the mind to begin with.
Americans have this special burden, it is the sacred trust of a free people, and the contract between the future generations and the careful care and
foresight of the present inhabitants of the land.
The thoughts to make in order to be citizens: What is the best direction to take for America? What goals should we accomplish as a people?
Any idea for progression is good, even if all it is based upon is a hatred of bad things and a promotion of growth and good things. That is the
general foundation of civilization itself, without it civilization quickly degrades into the lessor forms of human organization.
Without a pursuit of the sciences, and the spiritual perfection of abstract things, a people descends into matter, and becomes cut off from the
greater awareness of the universe. So then, what kind of world do you want to build, America? What do you want to do now?