Manifesto for the People of America (and its Allies)

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.

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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.

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Maya Mathias

Maya Mathias is a global leadership veteran, with a life and career spanning 3 continents and 5 job transitions. She is a peaceful leadership advocate and mentor, bringing her unique blend of East & West to her leadership development and innovation management practice. Maya’s life began with a lower-middle class upbringing in Asia, surrounded by poultry & vegetable farms and the ‘simple life’. She doesn’t forget her humble roots, and her body of work seeks to bring more equality, justice and personal purpose in troubling times. Learn more about Maya here.

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THURMAN STROTHER

The artistic expression of your words are so honorable and accurate to the values of relationship, which I believe is the way of our country’s and world healing. I appreciate your sharing. I wish it could be put to music so the world could dance to it. Art is a pathway to our spiritual base, that embraces harmony, rhythm and soulful truth. Sincerely Thurman

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