The Twenty-Fourth Principle of A Free Society: A Free People Will Not Survive Unless They Stay Strong.

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A free people in a civilized society always tend toward prosperity.

In the case of the United States, the trend has been toward a super-abundant prosperity. Only as the federal government has usurped authority and intermeddled with the free-market economy has this surge of prosperity and high production of goods and services been inhibited. But prosperity in the midst of thriving industry, fruitful farms, beautiful cities, and flourishing commerce always attracts the greedy aspirations of predatory nations. Singly, these covetous predators may not pose a threat, but federated together they may present a spectre of total desolation to a free, prosperous people.

Before the nation’s inhabitants are aware, their apocalypse of destruction is upon them. It was the philosophy of the Founders that the kind hand of Providence had been everywhere present in allowing the United States to come forth as the first free people in modern times. They further felt that they would forever be blessed with freedom and prosperity if they remained a virtuous and adequately armed nation.

George Washington is often described as “First in peace, first in war, first in the hearts of his countrymen.” No American occupied a more substantive position, either then or now, to proclaim what he considered to be a necessary posture for the preservation of the nation. He had literally risked “his life, his fortune, and his sacred honor” for the cause of freedom and performed that task under circumstances which would have smothered the endurance of men with lesser stamina and courage.

He fought the Revolutionary War with no navy of any consequence, no trained professional army of either size or stability, and no outpouring of genuine support from the very states he was striving to save. He could have retired in bitterness after Valley Forge and Morristown, but that was not his character. He did not relish the anguish of it all, but he endured it. To George Washington, it was all part of “structuring a new nation.” Washington’s position on national defense was in terms of grim realities experienced on the field of battle. No man wanted peace more than he. And no man was willing to risk more in life and

war. In his first annual address to Congress, he spoke of the people’s general welfare, then stated: “And their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essentials, particularly military supplies.” Washington felt that neither politics nor world circumstances should lure the American people into a posture of complacency. He felt that vigilance was indeed the price of freedom, and unless it was promoted with firmness and consistency the future of the United States would be in jeopardy. In another speech he said:

“The safety of the United States, under Divine protection, ought to rest on the basis of systematic and solid arrangements, exposed as little as possible to the hazards of fortuitous circumstances.

An excerpt from:  The Five Thousand Year Leap  Written by: W.Cleon Skousen.

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The Twenty-Third Principle of a Free Society : A Free Society Cannot Survive as a Republic Without a Broad Program of General Education.

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The English colonists in America undertook something which no nation had ever attempted before—the educating of the whole people.

The colonists had a sense of “manifest destiny” which led them to believe that they must prepare themselves for a most unique and important role in the unfolding of modern world history. Universal education was therefore considered an indispensable ingredient in this preparation.

John Adams Describes Beginning of Public Education

The movement for universal education began in New England. Clear back in 1647 the legislature of Massachusetts passed a law requiring every community of 50 families or householders to set up a free public grammar school to teach the fundamentals of reading, writing, ciphering, history, geography, and Bible study.

In addition, every township containing 100 families or more was required to set up a secondary school in advanced studies to prepare boys for attendance at Harvard. John Adams stated that this whole program was designed to have “knowledge diffused generally through the whole body of the people.” He said: “They made an early provision by law that every town consisting of so many families should be always furnished with a grammar school.

They made it a crime for such a town to be destitute of a grammar schoolmaster for a few months, and subjected it to heavy penalty. So that the education of all ranks of people was made the care and expense of the public, in a manner that I believe has been unknown to any other people, ancient or modern. “The consequences of these establishments we see and feel every day [written in 1765]. A native of America who cannot read and write is as rare … as a comet or an earthquake. It has been observed that we are all of us lawyers, divines, politicians, and philosophers. And I have good authorities to say that all candid foreigners who have passed through this country and conversed freely with all sorts of people here will allow that they have never seen so much knowledge and civility among the common people in any part of the world…. Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people…. They have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge—I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers.

An excerpt from:  The Five Thousand Year Leap Written by: W.Cleon Skousen.

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The Twenty-Second Principle of a Free Society: A Free People Should be Governed by Law and Not By the Whims of Men.

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To be governed by the whims of men is to be subject to the ever-changing capriciousness of those in power. This is ruler’s law at its worst.

In such a society nothing is dependable. No rights are secure. Things established in the present are in a constant state of flux. Nothing becomes fixed and predictable for the future.

Law as a “Rule of Action”

The American Founders and their Anglo-Saxon forebears had an entirely different point of view. They defined law as a “rule of action” which was intended to be as binding on the ruler as it was upon the people. It was designed to give society a stable frame of reference so the people could feel secure in making plans for the future. As John Locke said: “Freedom of men under government is to have a standing rule to live by, common to everyone of that society, and made by the legislative power erected in it.”

Under established law every person’s rights and duties are defined. Anglo-Saxon common law provided a framework of relative security and a sense of well-being for people and things, both present and future. This is the security which is designed to provide a high degree of freedom from fear and therefore freedom to act. Such a society gives its people a sense of liberty—liberty under law. The American Founders believed that without the protection of law there can be no liberty.

An excerpt from:  The Five Thousand Year Leap Written by: W.Cleon Skousen.

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He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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The Twenty-First Principle of a Free Society: Strong Local Self-Government is the Keystone to Preserving Human Freedom.

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Political power automatically gravitates toward the center, and the purpose of the Constitution is to prevent that from happening.

The centralization of political power always destroys liberty by removing the decision-making function from the people on the local level and transferring it to the officers of the central government. This process gradually benumbs the spirit of “voluntarism” among the people, and they lose the will to solve their own problems.

They also cease to be involved in community affairs. They seek the anonymity of oblivion in the seething crowds of the city and often degenerate into faceless automatons who have neither a voice nor a vote.

James Madison, who is sometimes described as “the father of the Constitution,” emphasized the necessity to reserve all possible authority in the states and the people.

The Constitution delegates to the federal government only that which involves the whole people as a nation. He wrote: “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.

The former [federal powers] will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce…. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the state.

One of the greatest American historians of the last generation was John Fiske. He caught the spirit of the Founders and studied their writings. He knew the secret to the 5,000 year leap which was then well on its way. He also saw some dangerous trends away from the Founders’ basic formula of sound government. He therefore, wrote a prophecy which Americans of our own day might ponder with profit: “If the day should ever arrive (which God forbid!) when the people of the different parts of our country shall allow their local affairs to be administered by prefects sent from Washington, and when the self-government of the states shall have been so far lost as that of the departments of France, or even so closely limited as that of the counties of England—on that day the political career of the American people will have been robbed of its most interesting and valuable features, and the usefulness of this nation will be lamentably impaired.

An excerpt from:  The Five Thousand Year Leap Written by: W.Cleon Skousen.

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He has published several books about his adventures.

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The Twentieth Principle of a Free Society: Efficiency and Dispatch Require Government to Operate According to the Will of the Majority, But Constitutional Provisions Must Be Made To Protect the Rights of the Minority.

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One of the most serious mistakes in the structure of the Articles of Confederation was the requirement that no changes could be made without the approval of every one of the states.

During the Revolutionary War, several vital changes were suggested, but in each instance a single state was able to prevent the needed change from being adopted. The “Majority” Rule Delaying action until it had the unanimous approval of all concerned can be disastrous in a time of emergency. It even inhibits healthy progress in normal times.

Majority Rule a Necessity;

It has sometimes been argued that a bare majority of one person scarcely justifies the making of a final decision for the whole body. It has been argued that it would be better to have a substantial majority of perhaps two-thirds or three-fourths.

In the Constitution a provision of this type was incorporated in the text for the purpose of initiating amendments. A two-thirds majority is also required for the purpose of overriding a Presidential veto. Nevertheless, this requirement was considered dangerous when applied to the routine business of the Congress. Alexander Hamilton explained it as follows: “To give a minority a negative upon the majority (which is always the case where more than a majority is requisite to a decision) is, in its tendency, to subject the sense of the greater number to that of the lesser number…. The necessity of unanimity in public bodies, or something approaching towards it, has been founded upon a supposition that it would contribute to security. But its real operation is to embarrass the administration, to destroy the energy of the government, and to substitute the pleasure, caprice, or artifices of an insignificant, turbulent, or corrupt junto to the regular deliberations and decisions of a respectable majority…. “The public business must in some way or other go forward. If a pertinacious minority can control the opinion of a majority, respecting the best mode of conducting it, the majority order that something may be done must conform to the views of the minority; and thus the sense of the smaller number will overrule that of the greater and give a tone to the national proceedings. Hence, tedious delays; continual negotiation and intrigue; contemptible compromises of the public good.

An excerpt from:  The Five Thousand Year Leap  Written by: W.Cleon Skousen.

The  blogger has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Your Twin Flame is Your Higher Self, Your Christ Consciousness

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Written by: Gary Wonning

After all these years, I finally got it!

We all have soul mates, those souls with which we endlessly journey through time. Those souls we meet time and time again to settle karma, accomplish a mission or just to enjoy each other’s company.

Some we are more fond of than others and many can be outright irritating, depending on the roles we have played in each others lives in the past.

Some we can never seem to have in our lives enough and some we can’t wait for them to leave.

Through it all, everyone is waiting for that perfect relationship. That relationship to end all relationships, the one where there will be no conflict or disagreements.

Although some relationships will be more docile than others, there is no relationship on earth where there will be no disagreement or difference of opinion.

While  it is true, some souls settle their differences in a more calm manner than others, that is a matter of personalities rather than being a twin flame.

While it may be true that the soul splits at the time of creation and it may sound truly romantic to think there is an exact carbon copy of you running around out there who is just dying to link up with you.

There may be someone waiting to link up with you, and there no doubt is, however, the ultimate link up is more of a spiritual nature.

Your higher self, divine source, or Christ Consciousness is your ultimate twin flame. We may meet someone on the physical plane who we believe is our twin flame, they are as close as you can get to meeting the real thing and are in fact a gift from your Christ Consciousness. 

Others come and go, some don’t come, some don’t go, and it all happens for a specific reason, they are all here to guide us to that divine connection. The connection with our higher self or Christ Consciousness.

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He has published several books about his adventures.

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The Nineteenth Principle of a Free Society: Only Limited and Carefully Defined Powers Should be Delegated to Government, All Others Being Retained in the People.

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No principle was emphasized more vigorously during the Constitutional Convention than the necessity of limiting the authority of the federal government.

Not only was this to be done by carefully defining the powers delegated to the government, but the Founders were determined to bind down its administrators with legal chains codified in the Constitution. It will be recalled that one of the reasons many of the states would not adopt the original draft of the Constitution was that they feared the encroachments of the federal government on the rights of the states and the people.

The first ten amendments were therefore added to include the ancient, unalienable rights of Anglo-Saxon freemen so

there could be no question as to the strictly limited authority the people were conferring on their central government.

The Founders felt that by having a wholesome balance between the federal and state governments, the people would have recourse to one or the other in case of usurpation or abuse by either.

An excerpt from:  The Five Thousand Year Leap .Written by: W.Cleon Skousen.

The  blogger has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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