Change to Chains
with William J. Federer
In the nearly 6,000 years of recorded human history, the most common form of human government has been the monarchy, the rule of a king. Under such a system, power is centralized in an individual and the state trumps the individual.
In contrast, America has been an attempt to recognize the God-given rights and freedoms of the individual and to guarantee liberty through the laws of a representative democracy.
Change to Chains - the 6000 year quest for control - Volume I: Rise of the Republic.
Gravity seems to inevitably concentrate into the hands of ONE individual, sometimes called pharoah, caesar, czar, kaiser, king, caliph, emperor, monarch, sultan, president or communist dictator.
No matter what the autocratic leader''s particular title is, the default setting for human government throughout history has been monarchy.
How rare is America''s experiment with a republic? On the spectrum of human government, one side is TOTAL GOVERNMENT with power concentrated in the hands of a totalitarian dictator, and the other side is NO GOVERNMENT - anarchy.
America, out of all previous nations on earth, was able to get closest to the anarchy side of the spectrum and still maintain order because of a secret ingredient - Judeo-Christian morality. Society could exist with less external control because citizens had more internal control.
When power is concentrated, the State is supreme. When power is separated, the individual is supreme. America's founders had a unique window of opportunity to maximize the freedom and opportunity of the individual.
Is past behavior the best indicator of future performance? What can we expect in the future?
Find out as world history comes alive from a whole new perspective in Change to Chains: the 6000 year quest for control - Vol. I, Rise of the Republic. (300 pages, paperback)
In Change to Chains, an eight-part DVD series, author Bill Federer walks viewers through the historical cycle of power shifting from a centralized source to the people and back again. He shows why citizens must be ever mindful of the past in order not to repeat it.
3 DVD set
DVD Discussion Topics
• 6000 Years of Recorded History
• From Stars to Kings
• For the People, From the People
• The Length of Democracy
• The Price of Government
• America: The Grand Experiment
• The Strategy of Power
• The One Who Dictates
WILLIAM J. FEDERER is a nationally known speaker, best-selling author, and president of Amerisearch, Inc., a publishing company dedicated to researching America’s noble heritage.