When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
-The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America, JULY 4, 1776
In my last post: An Argument Against The Ban of Bitcoin: Bitcoin Represents a Threat to The Permanent State, Not America, I talked about my prediction for the U.S. if it bans bitcoin. Namely, it will tie our demise to the U.S. dollar.
Ultimately, the post was a declaration of sorts. Like the Declaration of Independence quoted above, it was an attempt to declare the causes which should impel America to separate itself from the dollar and the U.S. central banking authority. And, the tool to bring about the separation is bitcoin.
This isn't some pie in the sky notion. We don't need a think tank or a GoFundMe campaign. Bitcoin's been vetted. It's been tested. It's been around for over 10 years now, and nobody can shut it down.
I am not only an investor in bitcoin for all the reasons outlined here, but I am an investor in the ideal of America, which is embodied in bitcoin. In other words, I invest in bitcoin because I believe in the ideal of America. They are inextricably linked.
Bitcoin Vs. America
Bitcoin is not an ideal, it is a tool created by someone named Satoshi (you can read the white paper here). It is a real form of currency created with technology that has a decentralized system of governance. When you invest in bitcoin, you are investing in the foundation of the technology that is creating the world's first decentralized reserve currency.
There is no central bank of bitcoin, it has no state. Decision authority is decentralized and therefore in the hands of the people that use it, rather than the government. In other words, bitcoin is the living embodiment of democracy, which is why it is the perfect tool to separate the American ideal from the U.S. dollar and those that use the dollar to establish a tyranny over the American people.
America is an ideal. At its core, it is a declaration of freedom. The forefathers of this country were running from a sovereign state that they felt did not represent the people. And, they were willing to fight for the creation of a new state. It had its problems, namely that it was built on the condition of genocide and slavery (my people were brought here as slaves in the 1600s), but its ideal corrected those sins.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.The Declaration of Independence goes on to say that these "unalienable" rights should be secured by the government and this government should be governed by the people.
So, what does the Declaration of Independence say about a government that does not act in this way? It says we have the right to create a new one if these rights are not provided for.
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.The Declaration of Independence goes on to say that when a "long train of abuses and usurpations", attempt to take away these rights from the people,
"it is their [the people] right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."The new guard is a system of money that can't be manipulated or controlled. The new guard is bitcoin.
I am not advocating for an overthrow of the government, but I am suggesting that we take back our name. I'm also suggesting that if the forefathers of this country had bitcoin in 1776, they would have used it.
The Revolution Is Digital
America, the ideal of America, is the country of bitcoin because she is a symbol of freedom and democracy. If we believe in democracy for everything, then we also need a democratized currency.
Instead, we worship authoritative paper. The dollar is like an old dictator; it is corrupted, it is delusional, but it is in control. It is in control because it thinks it has no equal. Even worse, it is in control because we give it the power to do so, but it will be easier as the dollar falls in value. And, bitcoin will be there with open arms, like it is for the rest of the world. It's ready to soak up all the value the world can give it. (If you're curious about what the potential flow of value from the dollar to bitcoin looks like, please go here)
We don't need a physical revolution, we need a digital one. It requires no blood shed or violence, no guns or name-calling, no debate, poll, protest or uber-farcical congressional hearing for the media to feed upon. The only bold action a person need take is to buy bitcoin. And, this is what's happening all over the world, especially in those states in economic or political turmoil.
America Is Not A Place
What's important to remember is that America is not a place. It is not a currency. It is not a religion, race or creed. Unlike Rome, it is not even an empire. It is an ideal of freedom, liberty and democracy that has been lost. The sad truth is, we may live in the United States, but few of us live in America.