DEMOCRACY UNLEASHED! How Americans Can Organize to Govern by Robert Mare

By Robert Mare

Indicates a realistic, peaceable, confident potential during which humans can clear up their public difficulties. This booklet analyzes why democracy is required, how it has been denied, and exhibits how actual democracy could be outfitted.

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8 From 1787 to then, corporations were held by the citizenry on a very close leash9 via charters (required rules of conduct) that were used to circumscribe their behavior, lifetime, scope of operation, and the purposes for which they were formed. Close and continuous public scrutiny of the corporations guaranteed adherence to those charters. Charters could be revoked (and the corporations thereby dissolved) any time the public felt such action was appropriate. It is time for Americans to get over the notion that large, powerful organizations are the private property of a few individuals and again assert strong control over them.

There is a saying: “Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels,” and it is often true. A particularly pernicious syndrome operates on teenage youth. The TV influence, schooling, the unresolved problems of puberty, and often family influences as well all combine to make a young man think that manhood is synonymous with armed physical violence, a belligerent attitude, abuse of other people, and war making against other countries. The worst sources of this manipulative propaganda are the movie industry with what we know as war movies, and TV serials having a military backdrop.

The people of all nations are full-fledged human beings. In every respect of intelligence, competence, courage, decency, and love of life they are fully human, as are we. So how might we be superior to them? To this question the answer is obvious. There is no difference between us as humans and there could not be. We come from the same genetic pool with so much mixing of human populations over the last tens of thousands of years that our differences are entirely superficial where they exist at all.

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