Sea Girt, New Jersey November 26, 2007 Jack Martin today issued the Ten Commandments of Civilization, which are modern imperatives for governments and citizens. The Commandments give guidance to form governments based on Collaborative Democracy and bring all people into the governing process to help civilization reach its full potential.
|Ten Commandments of Civilization|
Elected officials shall represent the citizenry's needs exclusively.
Elected officials shall make it their sworn duty to thoroughly understand all legislation put before them for a vote.
The government shall not go to war except when war is necessary to protect the national interests of the majority of the citizenry.
No official elected or appointed shall take or receive anything of value in exchange for any government action under the pain of death.
The government shall confine itself to keeping the citizenry safe and advancing civilization.
All citizens shall vote when requested to do so by the government or by petition.
The citizenry shall not request the government to favor one religion or the lack of religion over another.
Citizens shall endeavor to advance themselves in an honest and productive fashion.
All citizens shall be loyal to their government above all other affiliations.
No citizen shall exploit another citizen for personal gain.
Today, the citizens of the world are divided into two groups; one group who can adapt to a modern way of thinking and acting; and the others who are about to become extinct.
The world has been ruled for over 6,000 years based on the intimidation of populations and by polluting people's minds to fulfill the greed for material things, power and fame for a select few. Keeping people ignorant of the internal workings of government on all levels and the actions these governments take on a local and global basis has inhibited human beings from reaching their full potential. Citizens have been trained from birth to ignore the daily workings of government, even in the most progressive democracies.
"Civilization has transcended the simplistic solutions, that were derived in antiquity for the complex challenges that are now faced by all people of the world," said Jack Martin, "The day of the huckster politician, dictator, king, and theocrat has passed, as they are obsolete, irrelevant and most importantly ineffectual in today's modern world. Today's challenges require input from a wide and diverse set of citizens to attain successful outcomes."
The majority of countries in North America, Europe, Australia and Japan have benefited handsomely from both Democracy and Capitalism. Russia, China and India are all making enormous strides in the direction of Capitalism with Russia also leading the way in Democracy.
The continents of Africa and South America have not fared as well as there is not one country that stands out as a successful example of Democracy or Capitalism on either continent nor has the Middle East, Mexico and most of Asia. All of these areas support the most brutal living conditions for human beings today – because they lack Democracy and Capitalism.
The Western Hemisphere is currently experiencing a mass exodus of South Americans and Mexicans who are migrating from their home countries to the United States. Simultaneously, an exodus from the Middle East is taking place where people are migrating to Europe. This is evidence of the total failure of their home countries to deliver acceptable living conditions for their citizens. The lucky few, who do escape tell stories of brutality and inhumanity beyond the acts of sanity.
We stand at a crossroads. We can enter a period of national, religious and economic wars on a global scale that could last for generations. These wars, should they transpire, will create vast human suffering and have countless unintended consequences that can be predicted by no one. The other choice is for humanity to collectively find peace for all mankind. This choice is for all of the citizens of the world, not the few who hold power by intimidation and deception.
The citizens of the world, no matter where they may reside, must choose between war and peace in a collaborative, democratic way.
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