Restore Community Farming, Homesteading and Farmsteading on Public Lands—Poverty Relief
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We the People of the United States—compelled by the measure of our grievance; to restore order and authority of the people over our public servants and lands—reaffirm the Declaration of Independence and the self-evident truths written therein, that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. The foundation of the United States is the amalgamation of renaissance wisdom achieved by a diverse people who sought to escape the evils of civilisation; led by the spirit of Liberty sown into the communal fabric of all peoples. Sumerian ruler Uruinimgina (2400 B.C.) once said, “Since time immemorial, since the seedcorn first sprouted forth . . . [powerful men] have been in charge for their own benefit. The working-man was forced to beg for his bread; the youth was forced to work for others.”
Whereas we firmly believe that none of the people should be without a home or live in poverty, as several million US citizens suffer at this time. The federal government alone has conquered over twenty eight percent of the land from the People: a treasonous act by all public officials involved.
Whereas the right to Life is simple: do unto others as ye would have done unto you; Live and let live. We understand that this principle, whenever applied to society, yields the greatest amount of peace and prosperity felt by mankind. But what becomes of a people who are bound to live out the fantasies of a few oligarchs? When circumstances have arisen to prompt such a question then raised also is one that inevitably catches the eye of man as he falls back into the darkest epochs of human history: what is human nature itself?
Therefore it is imperative that We the People remedy our politically inflicted suffering by—notwithstanding the usurpation of all other powers—fully reinstating the Northwest Ordinance and Homestead Act of 1852 and enacting this ordinance to direct the establishment of large scale community farms, farmsteads, homesteads and villages; not restricting those of the indigenous, theosophical and cultural mind.
Wherefore we understand that it is not only common sense for a people to secure their food and water supply—ensuring that both reach their nutritional potential and be not polluted—but it is a natural right protected by the Creator to settle the land as gardeners in sovereign communities, or vacant lands as stewards, subject not to the whim of corrupt men (knowing that power itself corrupts) but only to our families, neighbors, the Creator and our consciences; that we may fulfill the law of Love and live in peace. In a correspondence letter to John Adams, Thomas Jefferson himself warned against this dangerous slip into dependency and immorality, stating:
This reliance cannot deceive us, as long as we remain virtuous; and I think we shall be so, as long as agriculture is our principal object, which will be the case, while there remain vacant lands in any part of America. When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become corrupt as in Europe, and go eating one another as they do there.
Whereas to further the understanding of the truth, presented here is an example of the universal fundamentals of the spiritual teachings of both the east and west that encourage sovereign communal living: the Sangha, Dhayana and the Noble Eightfold Path of Buddhism, and in the Bible all throughout—from the first to the last chapter—and significantly in the 21st verse of the third: to eat the tree of life and remain in the garden. The whole Bible essentially contrasts between communal living and urbanization: oft times rendering to the cities vengeance from God for the immorality proven to manifest since time immemorial. Moses led the Israelites into the wilderness to live communal, to serve the Most High. Christ’s commandment not to live by the law but only by Love and the Spirit is expressed with great detail in Acts 4:32, “And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.” To provide a more heartfelt example, arguably the most heartfelt, take into consideration the 21st verse of Galatians 2, “I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.”
We the People of the United States therefore petition our public officials to hold caucuses at the county level every two weeks to elect by the people, by hand at least seven community organizers to structure and direct a platform for the People to put into motion the implementation of this common sense approach to the management our public lands and to draft and approve an ordinance by a vote of the directors, requiring a majority for passage, within three months of the commencement of the caucus; to plan the development of needful sections of our public lands into the aforementioned divisions of homesteads, farmsteads and villages, and for the operations thereof. The election of community organizers is to be held during fourth caucus. All elections regarding this ordinance are only to be considered during a caucus, provided that the relevance of said caucus is only to this ordinance and the people are informed in advance of two weeks. A community organizer may be recalled at the passage of a motion surpassing twenty percent of approval by the People; then to be finalized by majority vote of the People at the next scheduled caucus—providing public notice at least two weeks in advance.
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