“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” - Declaration of Independence, 1776
The only tools that the founding fathers had to overthrow an overstepping government were courage and manpower. Blood was shed on battlefields to ensure the freedom that the United States of America is now known for. But in this day and age, under similar, yet more insidious threats to our freedom, we no longer have to water the tree of liberty with blood. We have technology. We have Bitcoin.
The United States was the first implementation of a new open-source political technology. A rebellion against centralized control over the lives of citizens. A rag-tag group of determined individuals created a decentralized form of government that would be of the people, by the people, and for the people.
“What kind of government have you given us,” a curious citizen asked Benjamin Franklin as he walked out of the Constitutional Convention.
“A republic, if you can keep it.”
With this short, simple response Benjamin Franklin was communicating the fact that the new constitutional republic required constant vigilance from informed citizens for the government of the United States to remain a servant to the people rather than the other way around.
Sadly, we have let our guard down, and now it is our responsibility to correct course. The corruption of banks, which is deeply entrenched in the history of this country, has become the foremost threat to our republic.
The danger of banks was well known to the founders. All early attempts at national banks were heavily infiltrated by foreign interests and manipulated at the people’s expense. One of the greatest champions against the national bank was Thomas Jefferson who famously said:
“I sincerely believe with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”
From that quote, it is quite obvious that Jefferson knew the dangers of banks, the dangers of debt, the dangers of spending tomorrow’s wealth today. And yet, here we sit with a national debt of $22.5 trillion, due in large part to the easy money printed out of thin air by the Federal Reserve central bank.
We Americans have allowed the banking establishment to control our value, and swindle our future by printing debt now. We owe it to future generations to stop the madness and fix the problem - but until recently no solution existed.
Bitcoin is the first real-world implementation of open-source financial technology and it is essential to the continued success of the United States experiment.
Created in 2009, this paradigm-shifting technology enables peer-to-peer value transfer, allowing every individual to conduct uncensorable transactions. It allows every citizen to be their own bank, relegating the traditional banking system obsolete.
Bitcoin has the store of value properties of gold, but unlike gold, cannot be confiscated. Its supply is scarce and it will never be in question. No private groups in a dimly lit boardroom will ever be able to inflate the supply of bitcoin. We know precisely how many bitcoin will exist tomorrow, next year, and forever.
A free republic cannot exist within a system of financial dictatorship. In order for a society to be truly free, self-sovereign currency is a necessity. Bitcoin is that self-sovereign currency. Bitcoin is liberty. Liberty from banks controlling your finances. Liberty from central banks controlling the rate at which your wealth is devalued.
Bitcoin allows us the first opportunity to throw off the bankers’ shackles and institute a monetary system for the people, of the people, and by the people.
We no longer have to water the tree of liberty with blood, we can water it with satoshis.
This is not a violent revolution to be fought on battlefields. This battle will be fought and won on cryptocurrency exchanges, as one dollar at a time is converted into satoshis.
The soldiers of this battle are consumers and merchants who will begin to exchange bitcoin for goods and services instead of fiat dollars.
Join us in this transition into a new monetary paradigm. By buying bitcoin, you have the opportunity to impact this nonviolent revolution, securing a better future for generations to come.
Come for the profits, stay for the Bitcoin revolution.