Why I Signed the Declaration of Currency Independence - Essay Series #001 - Universal Ideal Edition
A wise man once wrote that in any revolution the founders must hate the state enough to change it… and love it enough to think it worth changing.
The forefathers of America embodied perfectly this paradox in their fight, and they gave tangible expression to their motivations with the Declaration of Independence. Those heroes rightly understood that a successful movement requires unity in a universal ideal. It requires a positive alternative, a better way. In both the American Revolution and today’s Declaration of Currency Independence, that universal ideal could be described in one word; Justice.
All men desire Justice in this world. Even the criminal will invoke Justice when his own house is robbed. He might hypocritically steal out of greed and selfishness. But, unless he is insane, he still sees the self-evident truth that all men are created equal and with the unalienable rights to Life, Property, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Without those unalienable rights there can be no Justice, and they are in peril today for the same reasons they were in 1776: corrupt banking practices and manipulation of the national currency. Fundamentally, the devaluation of currency is an act of theft from the people of a nation, differing from house burglary only in scale. The net result is an appropriation of value from the working man. Man is not free if he cannot own the fruits of his own labor. He cannot pursue happiness if he has not the means, nor can he in the extreme case even continue to live. Wherefore, the purposeful manipulation of national currency for the benefit of the few is explicitly opposed to the spirit of the founders of the United States of America and its constitution. To Justice it is anathema.
Many of the key American Revolutionary figures recognized this fact as the primary cause of their movement. Benjamin Franklin once said: “The refusal of King George III to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of money manipulators was probably the prime cause of the Revolution.”
The same menace exists today. I signed the Declaration of Currency Independence because I believe in its universal ideal. I believe all men are created equal with the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I believe no one is free without the means to pursue freedom. Our labor and the fruits thereof are the fund by which we may pursue our inalienable rights. For this reason, the current system of central banking is an impediment to Justice and the rights of men. By manipulating the supply of currencies it covertly extracts value from the many for the few. But Cryptocurrencies offer a viable positive solution to preserve and protect value for the common man. They employ irrefutable math, not corruptible men. I signed with this movement because, like the forefathers of America, I believe in Justice.