Conclusion: The Greater America Amendment

“Americans for themselves: that is Jeffersonianism!
Americans for the Union: that is Hamiltonianism!”

Alexander Hamilton was right about the Bill of Rights all along in Federalist Paper No. 84: Is it really necessary to make any constitution so long and unreadable by Amendments to the point where nobody knows how to interpret their constitution, let alone know what their constitution is supposed to be as a legal document?

As I write this, I am currently rereading and proofreading the legal language in Part IV of Strategic Accounting and Allocation of the Federal Budget and the portion about the Greater America Amendment as discussed earlier today. The total word count of Part IV has nearly reached 15,000 words because of the 27 Amendments. For comparison purposes, there have been nearly 12,000 failed attempts to introduce Amendment XXVIII. Why are the Jeffersonians trying to make the US Constitution just as long as the 1977 Soviet Constitution, if not longer than that?    

Over the course of the final Compendium entry, there have been repeated mentions of a Greater America Amendment and postulations on whether the 27 Amendments and the US Constitution ought to be perceived as two separate constitutional documents. That is because I now have reasons to suspect that if the US Currency were to be pegged to the Work-Standard, potential constitutional loophole involving all 27 Amendments will arise and they must be address sooner rather than later.

The whole Intent behind the Greater America Amendment is to allow the US Currency to be pegged to the Work-Standard and address any known constitutional loopholes and ambiguities from the other 27 Amendments under the Constitution. Who in America would oppose the passing of the Greater America Amendment besides the obvious Democratic-Republican Party?

On the so-called “American Left,” I know that the Communist Party, USA (CPUSA) will oppose the Greater America Amendment no matter what because its party line insists that the Bill of Rights, not the US Constitution, defines the authenticity of American Socialism. It is an obscure historical fact from the “Cold War” (Read: World War II) that the CPUSA’s true ideology is Jeffersonianism rather than Marxism-Leninism. So Jeffersonian to a fault, that the CPUSA has always failed throughout its entire history to consolidate the various Communist factions and grouplets scattered throughout the Union. This is because the CPUSA had consistently supported the Jeffersonian presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his New Deal programs, which only caused harm to the Union in the form of the US National Debt. The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and Jacobin have merely inherited the Jeffersonian outlook of the CPUSA.

Meanwhile, the “American Right” is too small and too disorganized to be worthy of mention here. What I can argue is that the Federalist Society and The Federalist have inherited the Weltanschauung of James Madison. Blame Liberal Capitalists like Friedrich von Hayek and Milton Friedman for insisting that Gold and Debt are the only conceptions of Currency there will ever be, thereby justifying the existence of these Derivatives and Cryptocurrencies that grew up in time for the Great Recession. Oh, and do not get me started with Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard: those two had taught me more about Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, and Post-Soviet Russia than anything concerning this Federalist American Union. It is because of Jeffersonianism and James Madison that American Socialism remains a taboo subject on the “American Right” to the point where the American Right has become so weak and so disillusioned that they have almost nothing better to offer except for some senseless acts of racialism, antisemitism, and secessionism.

We can figure out why the American Left and the American Right both exist as they are by addressing the 27 Amendments and how they are going to interact with the Work-Standard (vis-à-vis the Greater America Amendment). To begin, 10 of the Amendments constitute the Bill of Rights from 1791; 1 Amendment was passed twice in 1795 and 1798; 1 was passed in 1804; 3 were passed in the wake of the Civil War in 1865, 1868, and 1870; 2 Amendments were passed in 1913; 1 Amendment was passed in 1919; 1 Amendment was passed in 1920; 2 Amendments were passed in 1933, one of which was to repeal the Amendment from 1919; 1 Amendment was passed in 1951; 1 Amendment was passed in 1961; 1 Amendment was passed in 1964; 1 Amendment was passed in 1967; 1 Amendment was passed in 1971; and the last Amendment in 1992, two years after the legal end of World War II.

Madisonian Federalist Socialism vs. Hamiltonian Federalist Socialism

Amendment I (1791): 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.

Greater America Amendment: (§1A) The Work-Standard and American Council Democracy shall respect the inward freedom and inward security of all Americans under the Intents of Command and Obedience. (§1B) Honoring the Constitutional Intent of the Preamble, Constitutional Obligations related to Legal Duties and Legal Rights of Belief, Speech, Press, Assembly, and Protest shall be upheld by the Union.

(§1C) The Union shall not establish a Federalist Cult of Personality around any living or deceased historical figure and the Union shall not the impose a Federalist Religion on all Americans; (§1D) Legal Duties and Legal Rights on all Speech, Press, Assemblies and Petitions, both Personal and Federal, must count as official contributions of Actual Work.

Amendment II (1791): A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Greater America Amendment:(§2A) The Union shall maintain its Constitutional Intent to assert Military Sovereignty. The Federal government shall uphold its Constitutional Obligation to control the size and composition of the US armed forces through the Military-Industrial Complex. (§2B) All Legal Duties and Legal Rights related to any US citizen controlling the size and composition of their own Personal Arsenal through the Military-Industrial Complex shall also apply under this Constitutional Obligation.

Amendment III (1791): No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Greater America Amendment:(§3A) Neither the Military-Industrial Complex, nor the US Armed Forces, nor any US citizen shall convert any Civilian Productive Property without the express consent of its Property Owner in peacetime. (§3B) All Duties and Rights related to this Constitutional Intent of converting Civilian Productive Properties for military purposes will continue to apply in wartime under this Constitutional Obligation.  

Amendment IV (1791): The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Greater America Amendment: The Union shall maintain its Constitutional Intent of not infringing on the Duties and Rights related to the search and seizure of Productive and Personal Properties with Warrants ordered by the Judiciary. The Federal government shall maintain its Constitutional Obligation to ensure that any Warrants issued against anyone in the Union shall have an Explicit Intent as part of their Oath of Office, describing where and what will be searched, who will be detained, and why it is necessary.  

Amendment V (1791): No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Greater America Amendment: (§5A) The Federal government shall maintain its Constitutional Intent of respecting the inward freedom and inward security of every Individual within the Union. (§5B) It shall maintain its Constitutional Obligation related to Duties and Rights of Self-Incrimination under both peacetime and wartime contexts. (§5C) It shall not deprive anyone of their Sovereignty over their Productive and Personal Properties without Eminent Domain.

Amendment VI (1791): In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Greater America Amendment: The Federal government shall maintain its Constitutional Intent of upholding the Legal Duties of Fair and Balanced Criminal Trials; all Constitutional Obligations related to the Legal Rights of Fair and Balanced Criminal Trials will also be upheld.

Amendment VII (1791): In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Greater America Amendment: The Federal government shall maintain its Constitutional Intent of upholding the Legal Duties related to the Jury of any Criminal Trial; all Constitutional Obligations related to Legal Rights related to the Jury of any Criminal Trial will also be upheld.

Amendment VIII (1791): Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Greater America Amendment: The Federal government shall maintain its Constitutional Intent of upholding the Legal Duties related to treatment of defendants in a Criminal Trial; all Constitutional Obligations related to Legal Rights regarding the treatment of defendants in a Criminal Trial will also be upheld.

Amendment IX (1791): The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Greater America Amendment: Any and all Rights and Duties related to the process of the creating Actual Work and Actual Money by the Union is the legal jurisprudence of the Federal government as a Constitutional Obligation related to Council Democracy.

Amendment X (1791): The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Greater America Amendment: Any and all Rights and Duties related to the process of the creating Actual Work and Actual Money by the States is the legal jurisprudence of the States as a Constitutional Obligation related to Council Democracy.

Amendment XI (1795/1798): The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.

Greater America Amendment: (§11A) Each State has a Constitutional Intent of deciding how they wish to interpret Federal Law as part of their legal jurisprudence, provided there is a Constitutional Obligation for the Union to evaluate what they intend to do with the Constitution and this Amendment. (§11B) State Courts have a Constitutional Obligation to avoid interfering with the legal jurisprudence of the Federal Courts; Federal Courts have a Constitutional Obligation to avoid interfering with the legal jurisprudence of State Courts until a Plaintiff or a Defendant appeals to any of the Federal Courts.  

Amendment XII (1804): The Electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate;—The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;—The person having the greatest Number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following, then the Vice-President shall act as President, as in the case of the death or other constitutional disability of the President—The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.

Greater America Amendment: The Union has a Constitutional Intent to decide whether to replace an aspect of Amendment XII or all of Amendment XII with an appropriate Federal Law, as part of the Constitutional Obligation to ensure that the Union will restore its Federalist-era Council Democracy by upholding the Constitutional Obligation to peg all US Currency to the Work-Standard.

Amendment XIII (1865): Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Greater America Amendment: (§13A) The Union has a Constitutional Intent of preventing any and all attempts of restoring the institution of Slavery and Involuntary Servitude by upholding the Constitutional Obligation to peg all US Currency to the Work-Standard; (§13B) while upholding this Constitutional Intent, the Union must also uphold its Constitutional Obligation of creating the Unified Federalist Student Economy and ensure that all 10 Ownerships and 10 Sovereignties concerning the Means of Production in these United States as Personal and/or Federal matters.   

Amendment XIV (1868): All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Greater America Amendment: The Union has a Constitutional Intent to decide whether to replace an aspect of Amendment XIV or all of Amendment XIV with an appropriate Federal Law, as part of the Constitutional Obligation to ensure that the Union will restore its Federalist-era Council Democracy.

Amendment XV (1870): The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Greater America Amendment: In keeping with the Constitutional Intent and Constitutional Obligation from §12, all US citizens involved Student, Municipal, State, and Federal governments of the Union shall receive and uphold their Legal Duties and Legal Rights of political and economic participation as part of their Oath of Office.

Amendment XVI (1913): The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

Greater America Amendment: In keeping with the Constitutional Intent and Constitutional Obligation from §12, §13, §14, and §15, the US Taxation System shall be replaced with a more streamlined Taxation System designed to encourage certain behaviors and discourage behaviors with all Intents and Obligations of serving the Union.

Amendment XVII (1913): The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.

When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.

Greater America Amendment: In keeping with the Constitutional Intents and Constitutional Obligations of §12, §13, §14, §15, and §16, the States shall return to appointing State Senators for US Congress of Councils and UFSE Congress of Councils.

Amendment XVIII (1919): After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.

The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.

Greater America Amendment: [N. B.: Repealed by Amendment XXI]

Amendment XIX (1920): The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Greater America Amendment: [N. B.: Amendment XIX will be rendered null and void by §12, §13, §14, §15, and §16 because women and girls were already involved.]

Amendment XX (1933): The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.

The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3d day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.

If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall become President. If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide for the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President elect shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified.

The Congress may by law provide for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the House of Representatives may choose a President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them, and for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the Senate may choose a Vice President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them.

Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect on the 15th day of October following the ratification of this article.

This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission.

Greater America Amendment: As part of upholding the Constitutional Intents and Obligations of §12, §13, §14, §15, §16, and §17, Amendment XX will be replaced by an appropriate Federal Law with the Constitutional Intent of ensuring that everything discussed here is relegated to the Legal Duties and Legal Rights of the US and UFSE Congresses and Presidencies.

Amendment XXI (1933): The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.

This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.

Greater America Amendment: As part of Constitutional Intents and Constitutional Obligations of §16, the Union has a Constitutional Intent and a Constitutional Obligation to ensure that Alcohol and other Luxury Goods will only be subjected to Taxation and nothing more or less.

Amendment XXII (1951): No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President, when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.

Greater America Amendment: As part of upholding all Constitutional Intents and Constitutional Obligations within §9, §10, §11, §12, §13, §14, §15, §16, and §17, §18, §19, §20 and §21, Amendment XXII will be replaced by the same Federal Law of Legal Duties and Legal Rights concerning US and UFSE Presidents. The Constitutional Intent here is to ensure that sitting US and UFSE Presidents are allowed to govern for more than two terms, provided that there are four-fifths Electoral Votes from their respective Electoral Colleges at the end of each presidential term.

Amendment XXIII (1961): The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct:

A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.

The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Greater America Amendment: The Union has a Constitutional Intent to decide whether to replace an aspect of Amendment XXIII or all of Amendment XXIII with an appropriate Federal Law, as part of the Constitutional Obligation to ensure that the Union will restore its Federalist-era Council Democracy by upholding the Constitutional Obligation to peg all US Currency to the Work-Standard.

Amendment XXIV (1964): The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.

The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Greater America Amendment: [N. B.: Amendment XXIV will be rendered null and void by §12, §13, §14, §15, and §16 because such taxes will never be imposed on anyone.]

Amendment XXV (1967): In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.

Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

Greater America Amendment: The Union has a Constitutional Intent to decide whether to replace an aspect of Amendment XXV or all of Amendment XXV with an appropriate Federal Law, as part of the Constitutional Obligation to ensure that the Union will restore its Federalist-era Council Democracy by upholding the Constitutional Obligation to peg all US Currency to the Work-Standard.

Amendment XXVI (1971): The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.

The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Greater America Amendment: Greater America Amendment: [N. B.: Amendment XXVI is rendered null and void by §1-§25 because high schoolers are already involved.]

Amendment XXVII (1992): No law varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.

Greater America Amendment: As part of Constitutional Intents and Constitutional Obligations of §1-§26, the Union has a Constitutional Intent to evaluate the Quality of Actual Work done by all US and UFSE Senators and Representatives with the Constitutional Obligation of allowing both Congresses to only alter their Paygrades upon the immediate formation of every new US Congress and UFSE Congress.   

The Spirit, the Sense, the Lessons of 1971-1973!”

This Soviet medal is called a “Socialistic Competitiveness Award.” The year in which this one was issued, 1973, is fitting in light of the aforementioned statements from Richard Nixon. I can imagine Nixon conferring a similar medal in an America defined by Hamiltonian Federalist Socialism.

Our discussions pertaining to the Eternal Return to the American Essence defined by Hamiltonianism and the Federalist Party is coming to its conclusion. This SMP Compendium is hereby completed once it has been submitted to The Fourth Estate. Every Compendium written will eventually be compiled into a .PDF file as part of the First Edition. Future Editions remain pending. For now, let us end our discussion by recalling once again the Socialistic Heroic Realism from those two speeches by Richard Nixon in the SMP Compendium.

The first one is from July 1971, “Remarks to Midwestern News Media Executives Attending a Briefing on Domestic Policy in Kansas City, Missouri”:

“I am convinced, however, that we have the vitality, I believe we have the courage, I believe we have the strength out through this heartland and across this Nation that will see to it that America not only is rich and strong, but that it is healthy in terms of moral strength and spiritual strength. I am convinced it is there. I am convinced as I talk to crowds of people. I am convinced as I see a group of young people, 500 of them, going off to Europe, as I saw them yesterday, from 50 States.

But I also know that people need to be reassured. The people that can reassure them are opinion leaders, editors, television, radio commentators, teachers, even perhaps Presidents and politicians. At the present time, I will simply say in raising these problems, I don’t raise them in any sense of defeatism; I don’t raise them in the usual sense of pointing out that the United States is a country torn by division, alienation, that this is truly an ugly country, because I don’t believe that.

I honestly believe that the United States, in its preeminent position of world leadership, has in its hands the future of peace in the world this last third of the century. I honestly believe that the United States has the destiny to play a great role, but I also know we cannot play it unless this is a healthy land, with a healthy government, a healthy citizenry, a healthy economy, and above all, the moral and spiritual health that can only come from the hearts of people and their minds, and that will only come as people are reassured from time to time, as we discuss our faults and as we correct our faults, reassured.

Keep them in balance. Don’t let the problem of the moment obscure the great things that are going on in this country and the goodness of this country. It is that that I would suggest to the editors and the other opinion makers here: that from time to time, maybe once a month, that message might come through.”

The other is from August 1971,“Address to the Nation Outlining a New Economic Policy: ‘The Challenge of Peace’”:

“America today has the best opportunity in this century to achieve two of its greatest ideals: to bring about a full generation of peace, and to create a new prosperity without war.

This not only requires bold leadership ready to take bold action–it calls forth the greatness in a great people.

Prosperity without war requires action on three fronts: We must create more and better jobs; we must stop the rise in the cost of living; we must protect the dollar from the attacks of international money speculators.

The time has come for a new economic policy for the United States. Its targets are unemployment, [Attrition], and [the dangers of Financial Warfare.]

We are going to take that action–not timidly, not half-heartedly, and not in piecemeal fashion. We are going to move forward to the new prosperity without war as befits a great people–all together, and along a broad front.”

“In the past 7 years, there has been an average of one international monetary crisis every year. Now who gains from these crises? Not the workingman; not the investor; not the real producers of wealth. The gainers are [Liberal Capitalists]. Because they thrive on crises, they help to create them.

In recent weeks, the [Liberal Capitalists] have been waging an all-out war on the American Dollar. The strength of a nation’s currency is based on the [Arbeit] of that nation’s economy–and the American economy is by far the strongest in the world. Accordingly, I have directed the Secretary of the Treasury to take the action necessary to defend the dollar against the [Liberal Capitalists].

I have directed Secretary Connally to suspend temporarily the convertibility of the Dollar into Gold or other reserve assets, except in amounts and conditions determined to be in the interest of monetary stability and in the best interests of the United States.

As a result of these actions, the [Total Productive Potential] of American [Totality] will be more competitive, and the unfair edge that some of our foreign competition has will be removed. This is a major reason why [the Balance of Power in Trades and Payments have] eroded over [since 1956].”

“We are fortunate to live in a nation with an economic system capable of producing for its people the highest standard of living in the world; a system flexible enough to change its ways dramatically when circumstances call for change; and, most important, a system resourceful enough to produce prosperity with freedom and opportunity unmatched in the history of nations.

The purposes of the [Federal government’s] actions I have announced tonight are to lay the basis for renewed confidence, to make it possible for us to compete fairly with the rest of the world, to open the door to new prosperity.

But government, with all of its powers, does not hold the key to the success of a people. That key, my fellow Americans, is in your hands.

A nation, like a person, has to have a certain inner drive in order to succeed. In economic affairs, that inner drive is called the competitive spirit.

Every action I have taken tonight is designed to nurture and stimulate that competitive spirit, to help us snap out of the self-doubt, the self-disparagement that saps our [Quality of Arbeit] and erodes our confidence in ourselves.”

“Whether this Nation stays number one in the world’s economy or resigns itself to second, third, or fourth place; whether we as a people have faith in ourselves, or lose that faith; whether we hold fast to the strength that makes peace and freedom possible in this world, or lose our grip–all that depends on you, on your competitive spirit, your sense of personal destiny, your pride in your country and in yourself.

We can be certain of this: As the threat of war recedes, the challenge of peaceful competition in the world will greatly increase.

We welcome competition, because America is at her greatest when she is called on to compete.

As there always have been in our history, there will be voices urging us to shrink from that challenge of competition, to build a protective wall around ourselves, to crawl into a shell as the rest of the world moves ahead.”

“As we move into a generation of peace, as we blaze the trail toward the new prosperity, I say to every American: Let us raise our spirits. Let us raise our sights. Let all of us contribute all we can to this great and good country that has contributed so much to the progress of mankind.

Let us invest in our Nation’s future, and let us revitalize that faith in ourselves that built a great nation in the past and that will shape the world of the future.

Thank you and good evening.”

That medal is the “Presidential Citizens Medal,” first awarded by Richard Nixon himself in 1973 for “exemplary deeds or services, for his or her country or fellow citizens.” One of its recipients happens to be Russell Amos Kirk, who was awarded it in 1989.



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