"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization,
it expects what never was and never will be."
Thomas Jefferson, 1816.
Understanding the concept of the "Commons" was and is perhaps the single most important issue facing us as a nation and more broadly a species. It is most often referred to as a place such as a town square, the highways, our public buildings, various infrastructure commonly used. It can also refer to public services such as town clerks, civil servants, teachers, police, fire department, politicians and military.
We, at the CRCA, would suggest that the "Commons" is actually a way of thinking, communicating and interacting to bring about a Cooperative way of life that Respects and Protects the Relevancy and Sovereignty of all Life. It is the Constitution that is the bulwark to the defense of our "Commons" here in America.
The following video in many ways demonstrates the more We the People cooperate in sharing the commons, the more secure our Republic, the more we Compete for control of the Commons the more Despotism.
Despotism & Democracy Producer: Encyclopaedia Britannica Films - 1946 Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales?
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