How to Become a Citizen with Power

I want to start off this blog with a post about why I created it.  As of now, the U.S., and the world for that matter, is in a deep economic crisis and getting worse.  And currently, there are no leaders in power who have any viable solutions to it.  At least, there are no leaders who are willing to put them into practice, that is, most so called leaders are not really leaders, they are cowards.

Living in a world of constant lay offs, downsizings, losing jobs to overseas low cost labor, budget cuts of vital services and infrastructure while speculative banks and investment firms get constant bailouts produces a cultural pessimism and demoralization within a society.

I see it around me constantly, I’m sure you do too.  People are angry, frustrated, scared, demoralized, cynical, in survival mode and distrusting of government. And with nothing on the horizon to show any change or turn around, they feel helpless to do anything about it.

A Solution to the Crisis

That’s why I started this blog.  To show people that there is a viable solution to the economic crisis and that the people of the United States, the citizenry, do have the power to change things.  We the people have more power than we are lead to believe.  You can become an empowered citizen.

The sad fact, however, is that most people in the U.S. don’t feel like they’re a part of the political process, they’re almost completely detached from politics, aside from voting in the elections, and even that is figure is shamefully low for a free society.  Many people even cringe at the thought of politics.

But politics determines your future.  It determines how you and your family will live.  It determines, in large part, weather you have a good living standard, or a bad one, weather you’re able to travel freely or not, pay a lot of taxes or a little, and so on.

You Have the Power

The first step in becoming an empowered citizen is to educate yourself on what happened in this society to bring us to the point of a financial and economic crisis and to learn about the successful historical precedents that have gotten us out of previous crisis.  Learn the players involved, how they thought and where they developed their leadership capability for dealing with crisis, economic, financial and political.

The second step is to apply that knowledge.  You’ve heard the saying that “knowledge is power.” Well, the fact is, knowledge is only potential power.  Knowledge applied is power.  The world is filled with people with great ideas, but only a small handful ever take action on those ideas.

Once you learn how knowledge was applied in the past to resolve crisis, and what can be done today, you’ll begin to see that there is hope for a brighter future and that you have a part in it.  You have the power to make a better, brighter and more prosperous future for yourself, your family and your posterity.

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