Art of Life Culture Peacebuilding Politics By Maya Mathias / December 3, 2016 Share Tweet Share Share Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable.John F Kennedy, 35th President of the United States I’m thrilled to launch my first manifesto “For the People, by the People: Honor America With Your Voice” Inspired by the earth-shifting results of America’s 2016 presidential election, this 1056-word manifesto is a call for America and its allies to honor the ideals that have largely kept the world at peace for 70 years. And if you’re reading these words, it’s my personal soul-to-soul call to you. No matter who you voted for, or what you might believe about the state of America. Because this manifesto is also a timeless reminder that, in the wise words of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, America is a country of the people, by the people, for the people. To be clear, this isn’t about pushing an ‘ology’ (e.g. ideology, technology) or even championing an ‘ism’ (e.g. Trumpism, conservatism, progressivism, populism, globalism). This is more fundamental. This is about who we are as humans. The question of how to be democratic…also opens up the question of what it means to be truly human. Democracy is simply another way of speaking about that question.Vincent Harding, African-American historian and scholar, speechwriter for and close friend of Martin Luther King Jr This is about how we move forward and solve problems as fellow inhabitants on a planet that’s changing too quickly, resolving problems too slowly and leaving some people behind too carelessly. And this is about reaching back into the timeless annals of democratic wisdom to guide how we lead in the 21st Century and beyond. Let us all harness the unalienable self-governing power we possess, to ensure that America’s birth of freedom shall not perish from the earth. Sign up below for your copy. Get your free copy of 'For the people, by the people' Gain more perspective, peace and purpose with this manifesto. Experience why and remember how to honor America's universal values with your voice. Success! Now check your email to confirm your subscription. There was an error submitting your subscription. Please try again. First Name Email Address We use this field to detect spam bots. If you fill this in, you will be marked as a spammer. Send me the manifesto Powered by ConvertKit This will also subscribe you to free updates on our Lead for the World articles, events and books. I respect your privacy, and you can unsubscribe at any time. Once you confirm your email address, you’ll receive a private link to the manifesto in PDF format. When you’ve read the manifesto… I invite you to share it with all the people you know, for all the people it can touch. These important words serve to awaken millions of people to the sacred duty we hold, as fellow citizens and concerned stewards, to sustain a more peaceful planet. Click the links below to share the manifesto with others: on Facebook via Twitter on Google+ on LinkedIn Here’s that signup form again to get your copy of this ‘For the people, by the people’ manifesto. Get your free copy of 'For the people, by the people' Gain more perspective, peace and purpose with this manifesto. Experience why and remember how to honor America's universal values with your voice. Success! Now check your email to confirm your subscription. There was an error submitting your subscription. Please try again. First Name Email Address We use this field to detect spam bots. If you fill this in, you will be marked as a spammer. Send me the manifesto Powered by ConvertKit I’d be honored if you share your thoughts about the manifesto in the comments section below.