Setting the Stage…
The men that came together in Philadelphia to craft the Declaration of Independence in 1776 were, for the most part, ideologues. Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston were on the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence.
Adams and Jefferson in particular were at different points on an ideological spectrum. How was it, then, that they wrote a document that emancipated not only the United States of America but also millions of people since, based only on its content?
The answers are many, but one can sum them up in two words: ideas and ideals.
Benjamin Franklin was the third major force on that committee. Franklin was not an ideologue. Quite the contrary. Benjamin Franklin was a man of principles just as John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were. His principles were not, however, motivated by ideology but by ideas and ideals.
Both Adams and Jefferson were intimately familiar with Franklin from years of interaction. They each respected his sagacity and insights. They, too, were men of ideas and ideals. They willingly laid down their ideological swords and took up the battle for American Independence with ideas and ideals as their primary weapons.
James Madison, George Mason, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and about fifty other new Americans met in Philadelphia in 1787. Their aim was to debate and draft a new constitution for the fledgling United States of America.
Almost every participant offered a warring ideology about what the US Constitution should end up looking like. Over an arduous two years (1787-1789) of clashing ideologies and heated debate, ideas and ideals won over ideology and young America adopted the greatest governing document ever devised along with the first ever Bill of Rights guaranteeing individual rights over government control of individuals’ lives and activities.
History clearly demonstrates that Ideologues claim leadership by self-reference and by demanding rigid adherence to their own dogmatic declarations. These pseudo-leaders do not encourage ideas and ideals; they discourage and sometimes even punish them. If you aren’t convinced of this premise by the history of 20th century Europe, Russia, China, Japan, South Africa, Afghanistan, etc., etc. etc., remember your high school and college reading: 1984 by George Orwell and Lord of the Flies by William Golding.
Ideologies and the ideologues that promote them only masquerade as leaders. They are not interested in your wealth and well-being. They are absorbed and governed by a slavish adherence to a set of principles regardless of how their ideology affects the rest of the world. They aim to accomplish their goals just because they are their goals.
Act I – Enter The Federal Government
The National debt is approaching twelve trillion – that’s 12,000 x 1,000,000,000. There are about 306,000,000 Americans; about 100,000,000 American families. My calculator doesn’t have enough digits to even figure out how much each American individual and family owes based on these numbers. You can find out at… http://www.bigredcalculator.com/index.html
It is the adoption and slavish adherence to an ideology based on profligate spending in Washington DC and the abandonment of the American ideas and ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution that created this massive debt. Our government is corrupt. Our representatives are more interested in the accretion of power and the accumulation of personal wealth than they are in the wealth and well-being of Americans.
Only American citizens and citizen families can resurrect those ideas and ideals and reinstate them as the foundation of their personal economies and our country.
Act II – Enter the EUREKONOMICS™ Model of Personal Economics…
The EUREKONOMICS™ Model for creating and managing your personal economy does not aim to rehabilitate the power and money addiction of the Federal Government, the Executive Branch and the US Congress in particular. Political action will ultimately dethrone the self-appointed gods of government.
Instead, The EUREKONOMICS™ Model empowers you to thrive regardless of the antics in DC by teaching the 13 Immutable Laws of Personal Economics and guiding you in the practice the 7 Essential Steps for Creating and Managing a Successful Personal Economy.
Act III – Americans Take Action
The EUREKONOMICS™ Model is over one hundred years old. Millions of Americans have tested it and proven that it works in good times and bad. There are currently several hundred advisors all across the US that have studied this personal economic model and have adopted it for their own and their clients personal economic structures.
I encourage you to contact one of those advisors. They are listed on www.youBEthebank.com