Foundations of Liberty

While today’s post primarily deals with the states of California, Colorado, New York and Utah, it would be advantageous to read the following information from Dr. Shanon Brooks.  You never know when he will be coming to a city near you!

Someone e-mailed me last week, asking me what “Dr. Brooks is up to.”  Here’s your answer, folks!

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the beginning…

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TommyMom turns 1 in October!

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Revalue America’s
Foundations of Liberty
Presented by Dr. Shanon Brooks
www.monticellocollege.org


Course Description:
You are a concerned citizen.

You want to do your part to preserve liberty…

in the land and for your posterity…

but you have a busy life now…

and a business to run…

or an employer to answer to…

or a household to manage…

or all of the above.

Welcome to the life of the original American Founders.  Today, our nation is calling for a new generation of founders who are willing to stand up and exert the same kind of intellect, sacrifice and Public Virtue that was exhibited in the 1700’s.

Foundations of Liberty is a course of study designed specifically to give you the base you need to lead out as a New American Founder and still allow you to meet your current obligations of building your marriage, family and developing your career or business.  This course, however, is not for the faint of heart.  You will study hard, learning lessons from the past and applying those lessons to real life situations, in real time.  You will learn a whole new vocabulary and gain an entire new body of knowledge that will arm you and enable you to intelligently and authoritatively discuss topics such as states rights vs federal governance, economics, the proper role of government, the 28 Principles of Liberty, the U.S. Constitution with all of its auxiliaries, political philosophy, domestic and foreign policy, Social Leadership and much more.

This course is a series of lectures that will give the budding leadership of a local area the depth and background they need to understand proper forms and make sound, lasting decisions.

This is about promoting micro over macro, local and state over federal, family over community, spouse primary to family.  The idea is to create real patriotism, where we build at home first, then work our way up and out, from the inside-out.

We want to redefine citizenship and patriotism as helping the nation by creating better marriages and families.  We want to communicate that the only way to fix Washington,D.C. is to admit that we are a part of the problem, to re-evaluate (ReValue) our own selves, marriages, families and communities and make the changes necessary to be better people.  This will result in less personal vice and broken marriages, happier and loving families, better neighborhoods, leading to improved communities, superior local leaders and no-nonsense state level leadership and finally, inspiring national leaders.

This doctrine was taught by the philosopher Confucius in 500BC. The substance of the Confucian philosophy is this segment from what is known as the Great Learning, the second of the 9 Chinese Classics. Allow me to go over this as it is worth taking the time:

The ancients who wished to illustrate the highest virtue throughout the empire first ordered well their own states. Wishing to order well their own states, they first regulated their own families. Wishing to regulate their families, they first cultivated their own selves. Wishing to cultivate their own selves, they rectified their hearts.  Wishing to rectify their hearts, they first sought to be sincere in their thoughts. Wishing to be sincere in their thoughts, they first extended to the utmost, their knowledge. Such extension of knowledge lay in the investigation of things.

Things being investigated, knowledge became complete.  Their knowledge being complete, their thoughts were sincere.  Their thoughts being sincere, their hearts were rectified.  Their hearts being rectified, their own selves were cultivated.  Their own selves being cultivated, their families were regulated.  Their families being regulated, their states were rightly governed.  Their states being rightly governed, the whole empire was made tranquil and happy.

500 years after Confucius, Christ proclaimed these same eternal truths in the Sermon on the Mount. And almost 2 millennia later, Gandhi lived his life by this same ancient wisdom.

Remember that our republican system of government was not applied from the top down. It was practiced at the most local and family levels before anything like a state level was ever created. Then after more than 150 years, the first federal level (Continental Congress – 1774) was instituted.  We are decedents of a very Democratic/Republican lifestyle.

We need to return to it.

For more information regarding registration and local contacts within each state, please visit:

http://www.monticellocollege.org/foundations-of-liberty/


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