Since discovering in 1988 that the secret world is a massive Potemkin village, a fraud perpetrated on the public as a spin-off of the equally massive homeland security and defense frauds, Robert Steele has been investigating, thinking, and writing on the topic of a Smart Nation–on moving the Republic back to where the Founding Father’s thought it needed to be. Below are a variety of quotations that help illuminate the deep non-partisan philosophy behind We the People Reform Coaltion, followed by links to free online material, all free online (the books are also on sale at Amazon).
Alexis de Tocqueville: The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.
Thomas Jefferson: A Nation’s best defense is an educated citizenry.
Thomas Jefferson: Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
James Madison: Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
Voltaire: When a nation begins to think, it is impossible to hold it back.
Fedor Dostoevsky: A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else.
Bob Seelert, Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide (New York): When things are not going well, until you get the truth out on the table, no matter how ugly, you are not in a position to deal with it.
Ben Gilad: Top managers’ information is invariably either biased, subjecive, filtered or late. . . . Using intelligence correctly requires a fundamental change in the way top executives make decisions.
Daniel Ellsberg speaking to Henry Kissinger: The danger is, you’ll become like a moron. You’ll become incapable of learning from most people in the world, no matter how much experience they have in their particular areas that may be much greater than yours” [because of your blind faith in the value of your narrow and often incorrect secret information].
Carl Jung: The maintenance of secrets acts like a psychic poison which alienates the possessor from the community.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko: When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.
Alvin Toffler: Information is a substitute for time, space, capital, and labor
Robert Steele: The truth at any cost reduces all other costs.
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