"Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18 KJV
"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the People." Ninth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
"I entirely concur in the propriety of resorting to the sense in which the Constitution was accepted and ratified by the nation. In that sense alone it is the legitimate Constitution...What a metamorphosis would be produced in the code of law if all its ancient phraseology were to be taken in its modern sense." President James Madison, Architect of the U.S. Constitution
1) Since being taken off the Gold and Silver Standard in 1965 the value of the U.S. dollar has depreciated by 90%. What will you do when the dollar is worthless? Think it can't happen? It did before, in 1778. That's why the Founders were adamant that the dollar be backed by gold and silver. It's in Article 2 of the Constitution - and even an act of Congress can't change that, except they did!
2) Are you ready for the American way of life as you know it to end as we submit to the United Nations that is even now seeking the ability to levy taxes? (For it surely is whether you are ready or not - the only question is, "Will we return to our Constitutional roots or be rolled up into a One World Government along with local control and individual rights and control abolished?)
3) When talk is made of restoring Constitutional principles espoused by the Founding Fathers why is such talk considered revolutionary? Why is it not considered mainstream?
The Common Man is both a book and a plan. When Mel Valkner wrote his book, The Common Man, he started out by journaling just trying to make sense of life. Then he felt a calling by God to seek Constitutional Solutions for our nation's political ills. What he found surprised him, and we are sure will enlighten you. The he was told, "This is the stuff martyrs are made of." Read The Common Man book to find out more (soft cover, 308 pages). Even with more than 60 footnotes, it is not dry academic research. Wonderfully entertaining, this is a book you can't put down.
Mission Statement: The Common Man is dedicated to restoration of The American Dream.
The Situation: We find ourselves in a dilemma. Under the banner of the Progressive Movement heralding an enormous central (federal) government as the answer to certain problems, intricately connected events beginning in 1913 dramatically transferred political, religious and economic power from the local communities and states to Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, most within the Democratic and Republican parties have lost touch with The Common Man.
And "Third Parties” such as the Constitution Party and its state affiliates do not have the membership to challenge the “Establishment.” Churches are asleep, unaware of their power and the political repercussions of inaction. Tea Parties are trying hard, close to having the answer, but need a deeper understanding of Constitutional principles espoused by the Founding Fathers.
While a plethora of groups are active, none have the vision of The Common Man.
The Common Man Goal:
The plan is to give away for free The Common Man book as widely as possible from the nation’s leaders down to high school students with the purpose of leading educated citizens with united, coherent action to restore The American Dream.
A movement, the Second American Revolution is underway. At its end, our government will either be renewed in the type envisioned by the Founders with liberty prevailing or it will be part of a regional One World Government warned about in the Bible with the inevitable "mark of the beast." Violence is not necessary for renewal and is not endorsed.
The Common Man strives to "Educate, Elevate & Empower," to offer a common vision to unite the citizenry. We are not interested in usurping power over local groups. We only want you to join the membership of The Common Man Plan. A myriad of local groups should remain independent yet act in unity. This movement is not based on one particular political party, or other affiliation, but relies on the individual voter and each elected official to support the below principles:
Repeal of the 16th Amendment ratified in 1913, and,
Repeal of the 17th Amendment ratified in 1913, and,
Abolishment of the Federal Reserve System created in 1913, and,
Pay off the National Debt, and
Restore backing of the U.S. Currency by the “Gold and Silver Standard," and,
Elimination of all laws prohibiting the free exercise of religion per the First Amendment.
Some have said doing the above is impossible. They may be right. But it's not up to them. With God's help it's up to you.
Free copies of The Common Man:
This is one of those books you can't put down, humorous, absorbing and inspiring, woven together by the thread of life. This is not dry academic research, but a book filled with engaging and interesting stories having the twists and turns of a great novel – except it is all true.
To order a copy of The Common Man book, click on Order Book menu item at top of page. Orders for free books are fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis as our ability permits. All rights are reserved.
Obviously, there is a substantial cost to distributing The Common Man for free and we are dependent on people like you enjoying it, wanting to help educate others and being willing to “pay it forward.” That is, making a contribution so the next guy can get one for free. Additionally, there are many events being planned all of which need support. So, besides being offered for free, The Common Man is offered for sale on this site and we actively solicit contributions.
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Most importantly of all, we hope you "Understand the Vision" and tell others. Are you ready for renewal? Don’t just complain. Do something. Will you join us to turn this nation around? Read the book, The Common Man, then decide.
Membership with monthly newsletter is free.Book Testimonies:
What a character! - Rich Bowman
A fascinating story, enjoyed it - Joe Sanger
Finally, someone who has a clue - Richard Henderson
Can't wait to get home and read more - Melissa Ball
You have experienced much, thank you for sharing - John Briggs
Cannot help but be compelled to a clear course of action - TL Adamson
About Mel Valkner:
Mel Valkner, CPA is a life-long resident of the Kalamazoo, Michigan area. After serving in the U.S. Army with tours in Vietnam and Germany, he attended Western Michigan University (WMU) graduating with the double majors of political science and philosophy. Returning to WMU for two more years of business and accounting classes he eventually became a CPA and tax professional.
Leaving public accounting he became a healthcare administrator, financial executive in manufacturing, education and service industries, entrepreneur and author. He is a former First Vice-Chairman of the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan (USTPM.org), Michigan's affiliate of the national Constitution Party.
Mel Valkner is President of The Common Man that is dedicated to restoring The American Dream.
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Melvin Valkner, The Common Man available in both Kindle eBook and printed copy on Amazon and TheCommonMan.org (Kalamazoo, MI, CreateSpace, 2014).
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