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Founding Fathers required reading - Xenophon's Cyropaedia vs Machiavelli's The Prince

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posted on Jun, 18 2007 @ 05:23 PM
Xenophon's Cyropaedia was required reading for the Founding Fathers of America. Xenophon brings us Teachings of Freedom learned from Cyrus the Great himself, who rebelled from his Luciferian brother Artaxerxes. Xenophon's Cyropaedia the Education of Cyrus is the Antithesis of Machiavelli's "The Prince", which describes a philosophy of government based on Deciet and Fear.

Machiavelli's once said: "It is best to be both feared and loved, however, if one cannot be both it is better to be feared than loved."

Where Cyrus would rather be loved then feared, as his first acts as ruler were acts of freedom.

In this context the Xenophon's Cyropaedia can be read as an essay on leadership or constitutional theory that was exercised in the creation on our great nation.

This idea called America was based on the Education - Philosophy of Cyrus the Great. Who above all, gave the people he conquered freedom, and rebelled against the socialistic view of governmental structure taught by the ancient mystery schools.

Cyrus the Great:

This is one of Thomas Jefferson's two personal copies of Xenophon's 'Cyropaedia':

Babylonian Cylinder Seal from 539 BC.
Upon it is the speech to the people of Babylon on the day Cyrus Conquered and brought them all freedom and equality.

Today this cylinder is considered the world's first universal declaration of human rights and is considered by many as the precursor to the Magna Carta and the U.S. Bill of Rights.

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