These quotes outline perhaps the major challenge that Americans face today. Whereas Thomas Jefferson noted:
Whenever the people are well–informed, they can be trusted with their own government.
CIA Director, William Casey, articulated the exact opposite vision at his first staff meeting in 1981:
We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American people believe is false.
Since the corporate media now presents us mostly with elaborate forms of “info-tainment”/propaganda rather than the facts and the truth, it is now incumbent upon private citizen/researchers to discern the truth from many various sources and disseminate the facts to fellow citizens. As a university professor for 30 years, this is and has been my goal. It is my hope that, fortified with accurate information, the American people will have the wisdom and ability to implement this solution, which Jefferson articulated over 200 years ago:
The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.
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Dr. Eric T. Karlstrom
P.O. Box 54
Crestone, CO 81131