Volume 2, Issue 3
The people still have within their control the ability to manage the debate and the issues addressed, if they will just simply engage. Some would say, “We have no power. I don’t even know how to engage.” Let me suggest that a simple first step is to determine what you believe, as guiding principles, for the society and culture you seek. Next is to simply communicate your ideas to your friends. Movements are started by people at the grassroots, never by leaders and money from the top. From the Reformation to the Civil Rights movement to the New Right movement, it was people demanding that principles of human dignity and liberty be addressed.
The gentlemen most often mentioned as billionaires who contribute large sums of money to politics have every right to do so. They care about their country and seek to impact the debate from their world view. They do have influence, yet they have not been able to control much of anything. Thank goodness we have an open society where freedom of speech and the right to assemble are protected constitutional rights. Yes, it may take more effort without money, but the modern age of social media works to the benefit of a people’s movement.
At the New Horizon Council website (www.NewHorizonCouncil.com), we encourage the conversation about principles - principles that bind us rather than policy that divides us. It is the New Horizon Council’s objective to give every citizen a voice, which collectively matches any billionaire’s money. Candidates will migrate to a movement based upon truth.
We have discussed in previous reports how the times in which we find ourselves are very similar to 1776 and 1787 in our country’s history. It was a time when citizens felt oppressed by an overbearing government that restrained their individual liberty. It was a time when people discussed individual liberty rather than liberty for all. It was a time when uniting principles were beginning to emerge in the writings of Thomas Paine in Common Sense and James Madison in the Federalist Papers. It took time for discussion and debate for the citizens to see liberty through the prism of liberty for all, not just liberty for some.
In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was a declaration of values. In 1787, the Constitution was a statement of principles. Together, these values and principles have been the foundation of the greatest country in the history of the world.
It is time for us as citizens to recommit to these values and principles.
My name is Marc Nuttle and this is what I believe.
What do you believe?