1001 Changes To Get America Back On Track
By P.R. Heinonen
Copyright 2012 P.R. Heinonen
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Chapter 1: Introduction
To look at the title one could get the impression
that the author is a pessimist. For surely, a thousand is a sizeable
number and most 'positive' books deals with far smaller numbers, like
'Lose weight in 14 days' etc. My intent is neither to be positive nor
negative, but rather to be objective. For I am a firm believer in
what might be a maxim; 'Correctly identifying the problem is half the
solution'. So if we can correctly identify the problem, we are half
way home. Consider the identification of the problems as the first
steps in a long journey. A few caveats before we start. You may or
may not agree with my list, which may lead you to question the
synergistic effects I present. The underlying pathology that I
discuss may give you pause. That's as it should be, so verify what is
presented by doing your own research. My agenda is for standing up
for personal liberty and basic human rights. The list appears in no
particular order or rank, but don't take that to mean that all the
problems are equal in complexity or severity. Also, bear in mind that
the list is not exhaustive, but rather representative.
In order for us to get America back on track we first need to ask, what is America? A simple answer is the land and its people. The land is self explanatory, but the notion of people is complex indeed. We are more than organic creatures, we are our hopes, dreams, relations and actions. According to Harry Browne, "America’s uniqueness rested on three pillars.
The Bill of Rights
The first is the concept that government is limited to a few specific, clearly defined functions. The Bill of Rights makes this clear. The 9th and 10th amendments specify that the federal government may not do anything that isn’t spelled out in the Constitution.
The Bill of Rights frees you to engage in any kind of activity you want with consenting adults, provided you don’t forcibly impose upon the person or property of others.
The Free Market
Voluntary association produces the free market - where each person can choose among a multitude of possibilities. The free market empowers the most effective regulator in the world - you."