CAF Note: Tonight I see Turandot performed at the Bregenz Festival! Turnadot is my favorite opera – I am thrilled to have this opportunity!

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“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

By Catherine Austin Fitts

What binds us together? First and foremost it is a commitment to the covenant we share. That covenant is in our hearts and minds. It is the basis of our culture and our law. The formal law means nothing without it.

The world is full of forces that would tear us apart. Don’t let them. Yes, shun the lawless. But hold the covenant in your heart and uphold the law to protect the lawful.

And why should you be lawful when those around you are not? Because the law can not be destroyed by government, nor by the lawless. As John Adams said, “the Revolution was in the hearts and the minds of the people.”

Government officials are behaving like a criminals. Bankers are behaving like criminals. But in the hierarchy of our reality, these people come and go. They are not the source of our covenant, nor are they the source of our power.

Our freedoms come to us by divine authority. As the Declaration of Independence also clearly states,  “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

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