Our Agreement among We, the People

Our Agreement among We, the People
May all true Americans come to know, understand, appreciate, and fulfill our Agreement among We, the People.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lead the Charge – Let them hear your voice.

Inequality and discrimination of all forms revolve around the aggregation of wealth and power at the expense and detriment of human rights.  More than two centuries ago, our forefathers balanced this perpetual struggle to identify and realize human rights through our Agreement among We, the People and each of our personal, supporting Sacred American Pledge.

Human Rights Capitalism documents our Agreement among We, the People, our Sacred American Pledge, and other central terms of our existing agreement among the citizens of our great nation, from our nation’s founding to today.

Listed below (in alphabetical order) are business leaders, political icons vested with public trust, religious leaders, and thought leaders on related subjects. Each manifests a public persona asserting concern for human beings or has responsibilities which mandate that they understand the material contained in Human Rights Capitalism.

As such, the Publisher has sent each of the following individuals complimentary, signed copies of the new book Human Rights Capitalism, America's agreed upon form of Capitalism!. They need not agree with everything contained, but a mere acknowledgement that they have read and understand the book is necessary given their public position requires that each seeks to understand.

Through letters, email, personal conversation, or other means, please encourage each of those listed below to begin down the path of restoring a great America and making America and We, the People sustainable well into the future through fulfillment of our Agreement among We, The People.   

Ask them to read and understand their free copies of Human Rights Capitalism

May all Americans come to know, understand, appreciate, and fulfill our Agreement among We, the People.

Christopher Albin-Lackey – Senior Researcher, Business and Human Rights, Human Rights Watch

Joseph Amon – Director, Health and Human Rights, Human Rights Watch

Bridget Arimond – Director, LLM Program in International Human Rights, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law

Glenn Beck – an American television and radio host, political commentator, author, etc.

John Boehner – Speaker of the House of Representative, U.S.

Roslyn M. Brock – Chairman of the National Board of Directors, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Warren Buffett – one of the wealthiest American capitalist alive today and co-originator of The Giving Pledge

Sylvia Mathews Burwell – U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services

Julie Chen – CBS’ – The Talk

Hillary Clinton – likely Presidential candidate for Democratic Party in the next Presidential election

George Clooney – Actor, producer

Edward M. Cook Jr. – professor of history (The University of Chicago), particularly knowledgeable about Colonial America

Anderson Cooper – CBS’ 60 Minutes and CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°

Katie Couric – ABC’s Katie

Ellen DeGeneres – The Ellen DeGeneres Show

George E. Edwards – Indiana University, Director, Program in International Human Rights Law

Joseph Ellis – Professor of History, author of books regarding our founding fathers

Jeff Frazee – Executive Director, Young American League

William Henry "Bill" Gates III – one of the wealthiest American capitalist alive today and co-originator of The Giving Pledge

Leo W. Gerard – International President, United Steelworkers

Malcolm Gladwell – a journalist, bestselling author, and speaker

Whoopi Goldberg – ABC’s – The View

David Michael Gregory – NBC’s Meet the Press

Joseph T. Hansen – President, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

Mary Kay Henry – President, Service Employees International Union

Edwin D. Hill – International President, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

James Phillip Hoffa – General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Eric H. Holder, Jr – Attorney General of the United States

Arvind Ganesan – Director, Business and Human Rights, Human Rights Watch

Angelina Jolie – Actor


Paul Tudor Jones II – one of the wealthiest American capitalist alive today and founder of the Robin Hood Foundation

Paul W. Kahn – Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale

Kathleen G. Kane – Attorney General of Pennsylvania

Patrick J. Keenan – Professor teaching University of Illinois College of Law’s International Human Rights Clinic

Caroline B. Kennedy – daughter of John F Kennedy, and current U.S. Ambassador to Japan

John F Kerry – U.S. Secretary of State

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland

Larry King – CNN’s Larry King Now

Matt Lauer – NBC’s Today  Matt Lauer refused to receive his complimentary copy of Human Rights Capitalism.

David Letterman – Late Show with David Letterman

Rush Limbaugh – The Rush Limbaugh Show

Bill Maher – HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, and one of the producers for the HBO newsmagazine series Vice, etc.

Dr. Phil Mcgraw – Dr. Phil show

Lorraine C. Miller – Interim President and CEO, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)  Note: The new NAACP President is Cornell William Brooks

Michael Moore – an American filmmaker, author, social critic, and political activist – e.g., Capitalism: A Love Story

Ralph Nader – American political activist

Kate Nash – professor, covering sociology of human rights, and other topics, and author of The Cultural Politics of Human Rights: Comparing the US and UK (among other books)

Barack Obama – President of the United States of America

Michelle Obama – First Lady of the United States of America

Norah O'Donnell – CBS This Morning

John Oliver – HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Mark Pacella – Chief Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania

Thomas E. Perez – U.S. Secretary of Labor

Thomas Piketty – a French economist who works on wealth and income inequality, author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century, and professor of economics at the Paris School of Economics

Brad Pitt – Actor, producer 

His Holiness Pope Francis – Pope of the Holy Roman Catholic Church and religious leader

Harry Reid – Majority Leader U.S. Senate

Mathias Risse – Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government 

Kenneth Roth – Executive Director, Human Rights Watch

Jocelyn Samuels – Acting Assistant Attorney General (Civil Rights Division)

Lee A. Saunders – President, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

David J. Scheffer – Director, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law

Bob Schieffer – CBS’ Face The Nation

Ivan Šimonović - Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, New York, New York

Josh Silver – Director, United Republic

George Stephanopoulos – ABC’s Good Morning America and This Week with George Stephanopoulos

Meryl Streep – Actor

Dick Thornburgh – Chairman of the Washington Legal Foundation’s Legal Policy Advisory Board, which WLF champions unfettered capitalism

Richard L. Trumka – AFL-CIO President

Dennis Van Roekel – President, National Education Association

Elizabeth Warren – Senator of the United States of America and author

Kerry Washington – Actor

Rabbi Arthur Waskow – The Shalom Center, Philadelphia, Pa

Randi Weingarten – President, American Federation of Teachers

Dennis Williams – President, United Automobile Workers

Marianne Williamson – California politician

Scott W. Winchell – Editor-in-Chief, Stand Up America

Oprah Winfrey – an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist

If any of those listed above do not recall receiving their free copy, please let the Publisher know through the Contact Us form at www.HumanRightsCapitalism.com (along with the best mailing address) and the Publisher will provide you with another free copy as soon as practicable.  

Friday, July 18, 2014

You want answers?  Are you asking the right questions?

Speaker of the House John Boehner has threatened to bring a lawsuit alleging that President Barack Obama has failed to carry out his constitutional duty to enforce the law.  John Boehner has said: “This isn’t about Republicans versus Democrats; it’s about the legislative branch versus the executive branch, and above all protecting the Constitution” “The current president believes he has the power to make his own laws — at times even boasting about it.”

If you are focused as Boehner wants you to be, then you are not asking the right question. 

If you want to start asking the right questions, become a true AmericanUnderstand, appreciate and fulfill our Agreement among We, the People.  The Constitution and the institutional structure of our Federal Government are, and always have been, subordinate to our Agreement among We, The People. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Human Rights Capitalism - Change in America is already happening, for better and worse. Your beliefs and actions will decide whether our country works in the interest of all Americans, or just the powerful and wealthy. Human Rights Capitalism is the non-partisan statement of the Agreement among We, the People and the Sacred American Pledge that America was founded upon as set forth in the Declaration of Independence by our founding fathers. We must follow it to ensure a strong, unified, and prosperous America. Let us begin to achieve these goals by reading and understanding Human Rights Capitalism.  

Young and old, Democrat and Republican, wealthy, working class and poor, there is one thing we all agree on: we want a bright future for America. If not for ourselves, then for our children and loved ones.

However, our once steady optimism about our nation’s future has crumbled into uncertainty and fear. Many of the young struggle to gain employment and are burdened with heavy student loans. Older generations are unsure about whether they’ll have the resources to support themselves in their golden years. Worse, our government no longer seems to be run by or for the interest of the entirety of its citizens. A recently published Princeton study by Gilens and Page shows that policy making in the United States is far more dependent on “the preferences of economic elites” than those of average citizens. These are not temporary trends, and they show no signs of abating on their own.

The above points are made not to cast villains or blame. (Raising our pitchforks will never be the answer). Rather, it is to show that deliberate and directed change must take place, lest we tumble into a further state of division and disarray. Thus, the question that we must ask as citizens today is not, “Must we change?” but, “How must we change?”

There is good news: we already have the answer. In fact, it’s tested, proven, and we have already agreed to it as American citizens. It’s Human Rights Capitalism.

Putting Human Rights Capitalism into practice does not entail a change in our system of government. It doesn’t need a certain political party to be in power. It simply requires us to fulfill our Sacred American Pledge (of our lives, fortunes, and sacred honor), just as every generation prior to us has.

Change will then happen slowly, then suddenly. It is not to be feared, but directed as a means towards building the nation we seek. But to secure the rights and futures of everyone, it must begin with Human Rights Capitalism. By living up to our Sacred American Pledge, we will not crumble as a people divided, but as a nation united in its being and purpose for all of its citizens.

Ultimately, the challenges we face boil down to a single question:  “Are we fulfilling our original promises to each other, as reflected in our original, immortal Agreement among We, the People of America?”  Reading Human Rights Capitalism is the proper starting place to learn the answer.