Bretton Woods Monetary Institute & Festival
“The aim of the Bretton Woods Conference was the creation of a dynamic world community
in which the peoples of every nation will be able to realize their potentialities in peace.”
Henry Morgenthau, Chairman 1944 Bretton Woods Conference & United States Secretary of the Treasury.
“… Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner
against the baneful effects of the Spirit of Party…”.
Farewell Address of our first president, George Washington, the “Father of Our Nation” September 19, 1796
“A house divided against itself can not stand.”
Abraham Lincoln, House Divided Speech
.September 5, 2019
Dear President Trump,
Dear Democratic Candidates,
Dear Fellow Citizens,
So it is. We are ALL in it together: this beleaguered ship of state, citizens of our aspiring United/Disunited States.
This Open Letter is addressed to you, Mister President, and to those fellow servants, public servants, who would remember who they are: servants of We the People. Thus “The Father of Our Nation” and first president, George Washington, signed his letters: “Your Humble Servant.” Thus “Father Abraham” Lincoln himself, the “Great Emancipator,” did the same.
This letter is an appeal on behalf of We the People, the 4th, and critical, check and balance in our “participatory democracy.” May fellow citizens for whom Washington’s and Lincoln’s opening words — a house divided — resound convey that warning to those candidates, who find themselves party to the ongoing problem — divide and conquer — as opposed to part of the long-awaited solution.
May this open letter contribute toward We the People renewing our resolve to work, together, to create a future worth envisioning for our children, grandchildren, and for the generations to come: All Our Relations.
Toward that end, this letter extends to you, public servants, the invitation to attend the historic December 1-8, 2019 Inauguration of “The Bretton Woods Monetary Institute & Festival” <brettonwoods.us>, in this the 75th year of the Bretton Woods Accords.
The purpose of the Inauguration is contribute toward the fulfillment of the vision of the Chairman of the original 1944 Bretton Woods Conference: “the creation of a dynamic world community in which the peoples of every nation will be able to realize their potentialities in peace.”
The Inauguration will be borne over the “bridge” of the Thanksgiving-tide into the Advent Season, leading toward Hanukkah, Christmas and the Winter Solstice, the darkest nights of the year… and on toward the Day of the Return of the Light from Above.
Amidst the legion of issues, “the issues” that swarm the air, distracting and dividing our nation, a heartfelt welcome, Mister President, fellow candidates, public servants to join us in addressing the deeper, underlying ISSUE that would unite US: the People, We, as given voice in the Sacred Seal of our Land:
E Pluribus Unum ~ Out of Many, One
What is asked of US, in order to fashion a truly United States?
(In response to the question and as a backdrop to the Inauguration, we commend to you Hawthorne’s beloved tale, The Great Stone Face that has been read around the festive family board/table for many a generation. The moral of the story is as ancient and timely as the ages: We are the ones we’ve been waiting for, We the People.)
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Photo Gallery from 2015 Bretton Woods Convocation (if password required, enter concordium)