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I too had the audacity to dream....

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Message Raphael Sidelman

I once had a dream.

I once dreamed that it was the norm for every citizen to receive enough of a proper education to be truly educated about their constitutional rights, and the rights of all their fellow citizens.

I dreamed each citizen would demand that the FCC revoke the broadcast license of any television stations that did not report daily, in detail, what our lawmakers were trying to enact, and whether or not such efforts were being unfairly influenced by private interests.

I dreamed that all citizens would be attentive enough to know when certain corporations were trying to monopolize a certain industry, and to effectively demand that their government make sure that it did not happen; especially in regard to the industries related to news information and food production.

I dreamed that each citizen was properly informed about the actuality of their monetary system, which would prevent a private cartel known as the Federal Reserve, from legally controlling our nation's money supply and its valuation. I dreamed that such a cartel and their strong-arm collection agency known as the IRS, would have been driven out to sea by the progeny of those who had done the same hundreds of years earlier in an epic battle for Freedom from all tyranny.

I dreamed that the citizens would effectively demand of their representatives that the "Supreme Law" of the land be the guide and guardrail of all legislation. For whether it be in regard to religion, taxation, due process of law, ownership of land and or other tangible items, forced medication, corporate fascism, the right to keep and bear arms, the right to healthy food and clean air and water, personal relationships, etc... such citizens and their elected representatives would be consciously aware of the fact that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed; and they would all make it their daily business to be involved in the decisions that would surely affect them and their children.

I dreamed that.

I dreamed that each citizen was acting in positive accordance with the farewell address of a former President and decorated General, who warned of the dangers of the military industrial complex; and so the budget for the department of defense was meager in comparison to the budgets for education, infrastructure and unbiased medical research.

I dreamed that technologies whose discovery was enabled by way of public funding would not ever be transferred to private companies who would then profit from the public that had already paid for it.

I dreamed that by their fourteenth birthday, each citizen had the ability to read and comprehend newspaper articles that were written on an eighth grade reading level, and that all adults were more interested in conversing about the details and ramifications of a new bill being passed in congress, than they were in talking about the score of a recent sporting event, or which new style of hat or sneaker they thought might best represent them. I dreamed that.

I dreamed that the voices of dedicated patriots whose constant vigilance resulted in timely, informed warnings regarding any infringement of our rights were revered and eagerly awaited, by even greater numbers of people than that of an "A list" movie star or music icons and athletes.

I dreamed that the concepts of self-sufficiency and community were not viewed as mutually exclusive, but rather as respected, complimentary ideals toward which all citizens aspired.

I dreamed that such educated citizens would always favor and demand government actions which were based upon the concept of sustainability, rather than instant gratification.

I dreamed all of this and much, much more, in like kind.

Unfortunately I am currently awake in a world whose actuality is the exact opposite of that which I have dreamed... 

 So what I must also do is continue to refine the techniques that will eventually lead to the fruition of such dreams.
 I must find a way to bring all concerned parties together in a united voice that will not be ignored; and I must find a way to interest those who are not yet concerned, so that they will become not only aware of the atrocities being inflicted on our Constitutional rights, but active in the defense of justice.
 I must do this because, although there are others who do much more than I in regard to such things, reliance upon their efforts to fix the problems does not fulfill the intrinsic, personal responsibility that each of us has to the ongoing causes of Freedom and Justice; as a matter of fact, the breeding of such inaction has historically been a key element in the success of those who would undermine the best interests of all people.
 I will keep dreaming. I will keep doing whatever I can.

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