THE CORE FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS
"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance" Bobby KENNEDY
a. Equal access to holistic health care via educational workshops and detox-vitality centers, financed by the Action Plan's "pro-active" system which makes this freedom free for low-income groups and confortably affordable for the others. Equal access to health should be a basic right. Not a social privelge.
b. Equal access to civil and administrative justice, thanks to which attorney services must be meaningfully available to all social categories (free for those who can not afford one and confortably affordable for the others via the proposed pre-legal insurance scheme and State participation). This non discriminatory access to justice should be a constitutional right. Not a social privilege reserved for the wealthy. And when a party decides to vindicate a right "pro se", then the State ought to provide public-service legal training workshops. Equal access to the courts is a constitutional right. Not a social privelege.
c. Equal access to key liberating knowledge in public schools, via community college, universities and human rights lighthouse centers. Free for low income groups and confortably affordable for the others via the finance scheme outlined in the Action Plan. Education (including "higher" education) is a fundamental right. Not a social privilege.
d. Equal access to living sustainability, via decent living wages and leisure for all, via different strategies, including but not limited to the progressive institutionalization of a same-pay four days work-week, as has been done in Europe. Working more than 8 hours a day would be an option. But enjoying three days a week of "free" time is important not only to keep the health maintained (chronic stress and diseases cost the State too much, a third of its budget), but also to decongest traffic, to depollute and to attenuate poverty and regressive taxation. The opportunity to work and to benefit from a decent living wage and socially useful work is a social right. Freedom from poverty, from homelessness, from debt, from inertia and entropy, from frustration is inseparable from our right to live in a sustainable environment. Thus Washingtonians and Americans need to have affordable and meaninful access to ecologically sound urban and rural living communities where they have a decent chance to pursue happiness, as provides our federal Constitution, meaning where the conditions of the People's five major basic needs are well grounded and legally ensured: e.g., good food and water, affordable shelter, health-care, relevant education and safety via an effective Justice structure.
Thus, to better favor the access to "general well-being", sustainability & ecologically sound urban and rural communities, to better favor the expansion and the codification of this basic right: the implementation of the following measures would help.
1. FREEDOM FROM POLLUTION AND TOXICITY. Environment and socially friendly and renewable energies (e.g. solar, wind, tidal, geothermal, hydro-electric, pedal, air compression and others) and better water purification systems, including, but not limited to grey water systems and ozone.
2. FREEDOM FROM FROM IGNORANCE AND TECHNOCRACY. Basic needs appropriate technologies, access to high speed internet, additional home schooling and a more flexible work week (including in the home or local community).
3. FREEDOM FROM HOMELESSNESS AND DESERTS. Affordable eco-housing (built with green and non toxic bio-material), organic agriculture and permaculture, tree planting, viticulture and bio-diversity landscaping (too many towns and cities are devoid of parks, this is not conducive to the People's right to pursue happiness).
4. FREEDOM FROM POVERTY AND CONGESTION. Additional economic boosters, from new crops and agricultural & energy breakthrough techniques to new ways of dynamizing our economy, more sustainable living wages, innovative and simple mass transport schemes.
5. FREEDOM FROM EXCESSIVE CONSUMERISM : Art promotion, including via the construction of a "Responsibility Statue" in Alki Island (Seattle harbor) and human rights lighthouse centers (civic clinics) in all of our 39 counties of Washington State and 50 States of the Union would contribute in preparing the condition for the next Civilization shift (See the mission and history Chapter).
6. FREEDOM FROM NECRO MILITARO-MERCANTILISM (The one President Eisenhower spoke about, see below). One pilot project on the building of an experimental holistic health eco village based on sustainability and values would start the shift in the civilization process. After two years, this model could be implanted within each of the Washington State's 39 counties. And later, within the Federal Union's 50 States. Provided our law-makers allow our Constitutions to get more "perfected" with key amendment provisions
Tax and bonus incentives could give the impetus to a number of these projects, for experimental living in sustainable communities (urban, co-housing, rural areas) where eco-construction, alternative energies, kudzu and other biomass fuel to replace gas, organic agriculture, tree planting, biodiversity landscaping, strong fiber cash crops industry (for housing bio-materials, non polluting paper and natural fiber textiles), crafts, appropriate technology, home schooling, human rights and duties lighthouse formative centers and via the building of a civic responsibility statue.
These fundamental freedoms (and projects thereof) would first need to be studied by a task force, which would determine the faisibility of the proposed measures. Once a panel of experts determines that there would be more benefits over risks in the application of these freedoms and projects, a Bill should be drafted and proposed to the State Legislature.
From the turf of the "Fundamental Freedoms Action Plan" and its 178 measures, other liberating priorities can be distilled. SEE THE COMPLETE LIST OF THE ACTION PLAN'S FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS AND MEASURES VIA A MOUSE CLICK HERE.