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,
Indeed, are we not ALL in it together, this beleaguered ship of state, citizens of our aspiring United/Disunited States?
E Pluribus Unum
I address you Donald John, as our leading servant, public servant.
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. Indeed, how else did “The Father of Our Nation” and first president, Washington… how else did “Father Abraham” Lincoln himself, the “Great Emancipator,” sign their letters than with the words: “Your Humble Servant”?
I trust, friends, that you recall.
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 with ears to hear the opening warning — a house divided — of Washington and Lincoln convey their spirit to those candidates, and their loyal partisans, who have yet to take such “testaments” to heart. Lest they 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 includes an invitation to you, one and all, to join fellow citizens, we anticipate, from every nation on earth and every state in our nation at 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 to lift the Spirits and fortunes of our nation, and global community, to strike that elusive balance between the bottom and Top-Lines, principal and principles.
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, Donald John, candidates, public servants, a heartfelt welcome fellow citizens to join us in addressing the deeper, underlying ISSUE that would unite US: the People, We.
Out of Many, One
Stuart-Sinclair Weeks, Founder The Center for American Studies
(For a quiet moment 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)