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Presentation to the NEH

  1. 1. FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES REQUIRING IMMEDIATE CORRECTIVE MEASURES   In context of the published NEH 2007-2007 Mission Statement which is not being fulfilled completely until the remedial actions are taken. This is an independently funded and produced report with a sole intent of supplying information required for a more complete wisdom overall.
  2. 2. Democracy Can Break Down <ul><li>When the communications channels required for this process to function become overloaded or overly complex. </li></ul><ul><li>When citizens have personally experienced this breakdown to the point of disillusionment over the system </li></ul><ul><li>These problems are not the fault of anyone or organization, rather they are inherent due to the complexities of today’s world. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Founders of this nation could not have predicted the exponential technological progress of and information overload we live with today. <ul><li>As communications become too complex for both citizens and elected officials to handle, the process starts to break. </li></ul><ul><li>When citizens have repeatedly and unsuccessfully tried to use the proper channels, disillusionment results. </li></ul><ul><li>Unless such is halted and reversed, the application of democratic principles will deteriorate faster and faster. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Reverse the Sense of Disillusionment over the perceived failure of the democratic process through action. <ul><li>There will likely be trial and error involved. </li></ul><ul><li>It is of great importance that the intention and actions are made known to every citizen keeping true to equality under the law. </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens should feel their voices are heard, have some confirmation that such is the case via personal response. </li></ul><ul><li>Some recourse to address matters which have not been fixed yet must be easily accessible to all. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Recommendation: parallel pursuit of three items <ul><li>Inform the public this problem has been recognized and corrective measures taken. Request their participation to collaborate on the solution. </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of a mostly technical committee to address technological issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of a PR committee to address the Humanities side of the problem </li></ul>
  6. 6. A Collective Vision for the Future <ul><li>A nation where the original principles set forth by the founders are still fundamentals, simply adapted to the changes of today. </li></ul><ul><li>Equality under law, where all voices are both heard and acknowledged, where injustices are corrected when identified. </li></ul><ul><li>All Rights granted under law are guaranteed to each individual in the real world tool. </li></ul><ul><li>The faster this process can be set in motion, the sooner the deterioration can be reversed. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Summary <ul><li>The most critical element is the reversal of the sense of disillusionment that seems so common today. </li></ul><ul><li>Here is where the NEH, artists and musicians can accomplish the most good, reaching the greatest percentage of the population quickly and be trusted sources. </li></ul><ul><li>A journey of 1000 miles starts with the first step. </li></ul>