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The Inalienable Rights of Man
As part of its founding documents, in November 1984 the Schiller Institute adopted a Declaration of the Inalienable Rights of Man, based, as Helga Zepp LaRouche told a news conference on Nov. 26, 1984, on the U.S. Declaration of Independence, with only a few changes introduced to take into account different particular features of the struggle for human freedom and dignity today.
``So truly,'' she said at that time, ``the inalienable rights movement is a return to the spirit of the Founding Fathers.''
'' The Declaration includes the following words: ``The history of the present international financial institutions is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment an absolute tyranny over these states.
To prove this let facts be submitted to a candid world. They have refused their assent to our plans of development, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. They have forbidden their banks to engage in business of immediate and pressing importance for us, and in equal terms....
They have overthrown legitimate governments repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness their invasions on the rights of the people....
This statement remains today the basis of the Institute's work and efforts worldwide, and in particular for the immediate task of winning exoneration for Lyndon LaRouche. Mr. LaRouche, one of the world's greatest thinkers, was railroaded into prison in 1988-89 by the Bush administration. (Mr.LaRouche was released on parole in January, 1994, but his conviction and sentencing remains a blot on theUS justice system. For him, it is a badge of honor, as he stood by the truth, and did not "sell out" or "make a deal," but rather, made clear that he was innocent, and that the secret government behind his frame up, was guilty.)
The U.S. government knew at all relevant times, from 1979 to the present day, on the basis of government evidence now on the public record, that LaRouche and his co-defendants were innocent of the false charges for which they were convicted.
The Schiller Institute has rallied thousands of leading citizens worldwide to win exoneration for LaRouche and his associates, all of whom have been released, as of October, 2000, having been imprisoned in Virginia with decades-long sentences, up to 77 years! (See interview.) This injustice must be reversed, and as Martin Luther King said so clearly, "An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere." America, in particular, must, and can , reestablish its former purpose, as as a "Beacon of Hope and Temple of Liberty" for all mankind.
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From Schiller's play,
The full English translation of Schiller's drama is available in
No, there is a limit to the tyrant's power,
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