Selected Passages From Total Power Of One in America ~ Fred Holden

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Learn Why being a “Power of One” is Important, Valuable even Fun.


Who we are and What we are has been hidden from us for too long.


The rising tide of those who are awakening, asking the right questions,

demanding truthful answers is expanding exponentially.


Perhaps one of the most intuitive thoughts ever conveyed:
“Know the Law and be well disposed to use it.”
~ Thomas Jefferson

Imagine knowing or understanding the law,
better than the makers and enforcers of the law. 
You don’t have to be Adversarial or Confrontational to remind
(could we say “exert”)
your Power of Oneness upon an unsuspecting assailant
(judge, policeman, politician)
you simply want them to understand
WHO and WHAT YOU really are and be able to express it.

Selected Quotes:

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Bill Forstchen, a civics, social studies and U. S. history teacher in
Vassalboro, Maine, vowed to teach those subjects in such a way that students
would remember them six months later, a challenging assignment. He sent
his students to the streets with clipboards and petitions urging repeal of
“laws that coddled criminals.” They contacted people, good citizens just
like you and me, and got plenty of supporters. The petition drive took place
in two towns, Waterville and Augusta, Maine.

The results were astounding and alarming. Three out of four people, 74%,
signed their names to the petitions. In the two locations, 9 and 29 percent,
respectively, signed without even reading the contents!

When the petition signing was complete, only about 8 percent, one out of
twelve people, recognized that document of laws that allegedly coddled
criminals, for what it was—THE BILL OF RIGHTS!

Forstchen said his students were deeply shocked at the ease with which
the public could be persuaded to repeal their fundamental freedoms as
outlined in the Bill of Rights. The document was hardly disguised. Only the
title was deleted. The text was word-for-word.
America—where have you been? Where are you going?

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It is appropriate to consider the Bill of Rights, here, up front, when we
contemplate freedom. The Bill of Rights is the single most important
document of freedom that makes Americans different from all the other
peoples on Earth, past and present. The only thing more important is your
knowledge, defense and support of the Bill of Rights. Those guarantees of
freedom assure the American people that they are
sovereign over the government!
In America, each citizen is “The Boss.”
The Bill of Rights is not merely a wish list of the way things ought to be.
It is the law of the land, a listing of “thou shalt nots” of what the government
can NOT do to you. In addition, the government is not only empowered, but
REQUIRED to enforce and maintain those rights that keep you sovereign
over the government. But who is the government? It’s the citizens, you and
me, and we must assure those rights are enforced, and never abused,
diminished or destroyed. That is our job as sovereign citizens.

Sovereign means bigger than; in control of, over or superior to all; supreme
in power, rank or authority. It means government is the servant, the citizen
is master. Yes, it means you are greater than, or above the government.


Do you realize the power in all that?

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For Your Eyelids Only: Only People Pay Taxes!

For starters we learn four very important words:

ONLY PEOPLE PAY TAXES !

Close your eyes and etch those four important words indelibly on the back
of your eyelids, both eyelids, in stereo, so that you will never forget them:

ONLY PEOPLE PAY TAXES !

Those who say oil companies, car companies, computer companies,
airlines, utilities, or any other businesses don’t pay enough taxes, are only
part right. They don’t pay any taxes! They only collect taxes, from the
people, their customers. Why? Because the law requires they do so, and we
are a law-abiding society. That’s the only way it can work and work so well.
Remember, not cottonwoods, nor Martians, nor gophers,
nor “businesses” pay taxes.

ONLY PEOPLE PAY TAXES!


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…outlays, the federal government, in 1999, spent $1,703,000
(million) divided by 273 (million), or about $6,264 for every man, woman
and child in America. If you happen to be a member of a family of four, your
part of the total expense was 4 times that, $24,936. Federal taxes collected
per-capita were $6,694—$1,827,500 divided by 273.
Similarly, for interest on the national debt, that is not some far out number
recognized and known only in Washington, DC. We can divide the $353,000
million interest paid on the public debt by our magic number of 273 (million)
Americans, and learn that your share in 1999 was $1,293.
This interest-only money in the form of taxes had to be collected and paid,
and you paid it, either directly or indirectly. If there are more than just you
in your taxpaying unit, you all paid it all; for example, $5,172 for a family
of four, to pay their combined interest on the national debt.

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The tax burden is even higher than that because the only real taxpayers are
those who create the real wealth of America, the entrepreneurs who take the risks,
and employees who do the hard work. These total over 133.4 million
people out of the total population of 273 million. So if you worked in 1999
you paid taxes for at least one other person
(1.05 additional, to be exact, or 2.05 times what you initially calculated!)
No wonder you feel over-taxed.
You are!

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Another important concept of freedom is in an economic and dollar sense.
If you earn $100 and keep $100, you are 100% free. If you earn $100 and
keep zero dollars because something or someone takes it away from you,
you are 100% slave. Because of the vital functions of government, to be free,
we must allocate some part of the fruits of our labors, taken in taxes, to
protect our freedoms from foreign nations and sometimes from each other.
As government takes relatively more in taxes, we experience relatively
less freedom. Therefore, there is a relationship and a balance between the
taxes we pay and the freedoms we enjoy. That’s why it is so important to
understand the economic dimension of freedom.

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Freedoms are not free. The greater the freedom, the greater the
responsibility that goes with it. There can be no freedom without its
commensurate responsibility. That is why freedom is better described in the
three-word phrase, “freedom with responsibility.”

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Freedom is strangely ephemeral. It is something like breathing;
one only becomes acutely aware of its importance when one is choking.
Similarly, it is only when one confronts political tyranny that one
really grasps the meaning and importance of freedom. Freedom is
difficult to understand because it isn’t a presence but an absence—
an absence of governmental restraint.
Contrast that to George Washington’s definition of government:
Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force!
Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

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President Woodrow Wilson contrasted government and freedom thus:
Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always
come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of
resistance, of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.

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Probably the greatest problem is getting students interested in topics such
as the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights (the first 10 amendments)
government and taxes, legislation and politics, along with freedom,
economics, business, risk, entrepreneurship, profits and losses, regulations, etc.
At a student’s age, it does not seem interesting, pertinent or relevant.
Later, when it is more important, there’s no way and no time to learn what
is needed. There seems not to be much stimulating and thought-provoking
literature about those great documents. Or maybe it is because we citizens
haven’t “turned on” so it is difficult for us to know, learn and teach.

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Our American citizens’ Bill of Rights is a good place to start. Find it and
read it. Then re-read it. Study it. It is a list of “thou shalt nots” which tell the
government what they cannot and must not do to you.
This is the document that truly makes you, an American, different.

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…find a copy of the Bill of Rights, here’s
Article I with five “thou shalt nots” in its concise, profound entirety:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of
speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble,
and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
[ 7:12 of Government Hypocracy ]

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We can conclude that the Declaration of Independence, the United States
Constitution and its incredibly important Bill of Rights are either an accident
or a miracle. All my evidence says they are divinely-inspired. We are part
of a miracle, the Miracle of Freedom and the Miracle of America.
Where to find these documents?
They are in almanacs and encyclopedias, in history and social studies books.


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Our young people are intensely interested in so many things today.
Look at the society in which they’re growing up. It is complex and changing fast.
It appears that youthful human nature cannot catch up or keep up. They can’t
learn fast enough, and don’t have enough of the human exposure and
experience they need. Our accelerating technological society has been
described in The Third Wave, The Third Force, Future Shock, Megatrends
and Megatrends 2001. Young people are lambasted with thousands of
advertising messages, and often conflicting and confusing information from
radio, newspapers, magazines and television. They need real live human
beings to help them separate, internalize, interpret,
sort out and understand what is going on.

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A week-long television news series was once billed with the teaser “At 18
years of age, 15,000 hours of school, 18,000 hours of television.” That’s a
lot of impressions, values, emotions, situations and information to absorb
from television. And how can they relate it all to “my life,” and to “me”? It
can only be done with and through other human beings. That is why you are
so important. And again that’s why your Power of One is so important.
These kids need someone to talk to them, listen to them and respond to them.
You are the one to do it. Do what?
Talk to Kids!

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More and more, life is best explained not by religion, not by law, but by economics.
—A. Andrew Hauk, district court justice, upon completion
of an intensive economics workshop

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Economics is the study of voluntary human action, choice and behavior and, therefore,
necessarily of life. Life, intelligent, valuing life is a prerequisite to choice and action
and therefore to the subject matter of economics.
Economics is the study of voluntary human actions
aimed at increasing life’s satisfactions and
decreasing life’s dissatisfactions, and of the appropriate means by which these
life improvements can be most effectively achieved.
Well understood, the great economic truth is that what is an
appropriate means (voluntary, peaceful means) is the same for
all individuals whether their interests are viewed singly or collectively.

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What is survival? Corporate leader Bill Coors, Chairman, Adolph Coors Company, said,
“Our first assignment is the survival of our business and our industry.
But our greater assignment is the survival of the American Free Enterprise System.
Without that, nothing else really matters.”

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We are in this game of life together. There are no time-outs.
It is a do-or-die game that must be fought hard and won everyday.
Here is a way to picture the workings of an economic system:
The material side of life is the creation and consumption of wealth.

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The two main parts of our economic system are the Private Sector that creates wealth,
and the Public Sector on balance that consumes wealth.
The private sector called enterprise consists of business and individuals.
The public sector is called government.
The two working together form our economic and political system.

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The two extremes are no government and all government.
Consider a system of NO government. It doesn’t work. People with no
government live a lawless, devastating existence, where plunder and crime
run rampant. They live in fear. The strong and ruthless hurt, maim, kill and
steal from the weak and helpless, and property is pillaged and destroyed.
A healthy economic system cannot exist here.

The other extreme is ALL government. It doesn’t work either. When
oppression and tyranny prevail, personal freedom, opportunity and abundance
cannot exist. The government owns and controls everything. There are no
incentives to produce or innovate except fear and survival. The result is a
bare-bones existence for the majority of people with the power in the hands
of the ruling class who hoard all the wealth.

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 When government gets too large, less wealth is created by a smaller
enterprise sector and more wealth is consumed
by the larger government sector.
This diminishes standard-of-living and quality-of-life.
Growing ever larger, government becomes redistributionist,
taking from those who produce, giving to those who don’t,
discouraging both. The result is fewer producers,
more non-producers and less wealth produced.

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Money is not wealth. It is an efficient way to exchange wealth.
It does represent wealth so that it may seem like wealth.
Money lubricates the gears of commerce. It is so much easier to use
money than, for instance, to trade (barter) several dozen eggs for a bushel
of wheat, or a bicycle for a chair and seven loaves of bread. Money is a
convenience that speeds up our ability to make and record exchanges. Use
of a standard unit of money provides valuable information over time in
terms of changing prices of goods and services, and the commensurate
value of work, time and effort.

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The evolution of money in the United States is interestingly presented by
economist Irwin Schiff. He tells how lawful money, “honest” United States
currency, was available from 1863-1934 as a
U.S. Gold Certificate which had inscribed on it:
“Ten Dollars in gold coin payable to the bearer on demand.”
You could buy goods and services in the private market or
exchange it for gold from the government.
The Silver Certificate had inscribed,
“One Dollar in silver payable to the bearer on demand”
from 1886 to 1963. The concurrent Federal Reserve
Notes from 1913-1934 were also redeemable in “gold or lawful money”
to the bearer “on demand.”

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 Inflation, the Disease of Money
What is inflation? Rising prices? Or falling values of money? To say that
inflation causes increasing prices is like saying wet streets cause rain.
It is just the opposite. Decreasing value of money drives prices higher.
Inflation has been called “the disease of money.”

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I have another magic power to make everybody millionaires. In an instant
each person has a checking account good for a million dollars. What happens?
You drive down to buy a new car. On the way, running low on gasoline you
stop for a fill-up. Why are they closed? They don’t have to work.
They’re millionaires. Is the auto dealership open? No, they don’t have to work.
They’re millionaires. You look to see if your milk or newspaper has been delivered.
No, again. They’re millionaires. It lasts for about a day.
Then we realize the first million dollars we each have counts for nothing.
We all go back to work to produce goods and services,
and give back to our money, value for exchange.

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The interaction of economics among business, government and people
can truly make things better or worse. In her column 7/17/82 Rocky Mountain
News column, “American migrants,” Ellen Goodman tells about a man who
lost his job, searched persistently to find another and finally found one over
1000 miles away. He had to uproot his family and move. His wife wrote:
The economy has become, to me, much more than a word that
one finds sprinkled about on the pages … It’s a force that has disrupted
my career, torn up my family, put my kids’
college plans in jeopardy
and taken away my home.
What’s happening to people because of
what’s happening in Washington is very real.
And the hardest part,
I think, is that no one really knows who to blame.”

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Only "WE The People" can solve these problems

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Ownership, with action, fixes our problems.

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