The Citizens’ Charter:

A Manifesto For Twenty First Century Living

Our freedom is being eroded on an almost daily basis. Our freedom to travel, to control our own lives, to invest our savings as and where we want and even to discuss issues with one another privately have all been badly affected in recent years.

Most people are not aware that their freedom is disappearing. Those who are aware of what is happening are unhappy about it but don’t know what to do about it.

The time is right for a revolution but western governments have taken a leaf out of the book written by repressive, dictatorships in the third world and have given the state, and therefore the police, unprecedented powers to stifle any sort of protest before it can become a serious threat to the individuals who control the institutions which govern us.

Most citizens in the western world are dissatisfied, resentful, bitter and unhappy with the quality of leadership on offer – and with the way our leaders are choosing to rule our lives in an increasingly oppressive and autocratic way. There is a widespread feeling that nothing can be done to persuade politicians to do what the people want – even though it is, of course, the people from whom the politicians claim to have obtained their power and authorisation.

Maybe it is all too late.

Maybe the politicians who are now in charge (is it a coincidence that the vast majority of them are lawyers?) have stitched us all up very tightly. Maybe there really is nothing we can do. Maybe we are doomed to a life of perpetual servitude to a distant and uncaring world government.

Or maybe it isn’t quite too late.

Maybe if enough of us say what we want then we might just stand a chance of making ourselves heard.

Maybe if we publicise our views there will be a public uprising.

And so here is my wish list. My Manifesto for happier and more peaceful twenty first century living. My friend and expert analyst Chevalier Harry D Schultz, editor of the Harry Schultz Letter (website address has contributed to this list of goals and joins me in a joint support for the list.

You probably won’t agree with every item on this list. But I hope you will feel that much of this list makes sense – and that the principles are closer to your own ideals than the policy statements made by the major political parties.

Remember that all revolutions (and revolutions can be peaceful) are based on a shared, common cause. If you believe in the general tone of the items on this list then please copy it and pass it on to friends for discussion.

This Citizens’ Charter has been created because Harry Schultz and I believe that we need – and deserve – a better world, and a better civilisation.

We have been betrayed by our political leaders. They have let us down time and time again. They don’t have any solid principles of their own. They have replaced passion with expediency.

But this isn’t the way it has to be. And it isn’t the way it should be. As freedom fighter Thomas Jefferson said in his inaugural speech: ‘Still one thing more, fellow citizens – a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement and shall not take from the mouth of labour the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.’

To regain Jefferson’s basic principle of good government you and I have to stand together.