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         THOUGH IT IS NOT USUAL IN A FORUM DEDICATED TO PUBLIC
POLICY TO ADDRESS ONE’S SUBJECT FROM A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE,
MY LIFE WORK IS SO INTERTWINED WITH SALVADOREAN HISTORY AND
MY OWN PERSONAL BELIEFS THAT I WILL ASK YOU TO ALLOW ME A FEW
REMARKS CONCERNING THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF MY EXPERIENCE
AND A FEW REMARKS AS TO THE PERSONAL CONVICTIONS THAT HAVE
ANIMATED MY LIFE WORK, BEFORE PRESENTING TO YOU OUR NEW
PROJECT.


         IN 1972 THE MORE RADICAL SECTORS OF THE COMMUNIST
MOVEMENT DECIDED THAT CONDITIONS WERE RIPE FOR AN ARMED
INSURGENCY IN EL SALVADOR. THESE ISOLATED GROUPS WERE GREATLY
STIMULATED BY THE SANDINISTA VICTORY IN 1971 IN NEIGHBORING
NICARAGUA. A YEAR LATER, UNDER THE DIRECT COMMAND OF THE
CASTRO REGIME, THE APPROVAL OF THE SOVIET UNION, AND THE
LOGISTICAL COMPROMISE OF THE SANDINISTAS, THE VARIOUS
GUERRILLA MOVEMENTS WERE INTEGRATED UNDER A UNIFIED
MOVEMENT. THE FMLN WAS OFFICIALLY BORN IN HAVANA IN 1980.

        THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION DECIDED TO HELP THE
CENTRAL AMERICAN GOVERNMENTS TO STOP THE COMMUNIST
TAKEOVER OF THE REGION. EL SALVADOR BECAME FROM 1979 THE LAST
ARMED SCENARIO OF THE COLD WAR. WHEN THE BERLIN WALL FELL IN
NOVEMBER 1989, SUPPORT FOR THE GUERRILLA MOVEMENT DWINDLED
UNTIL THEY DECIDED TO ACCEPT THE GOVERNMENT’S OFFER TO END THE
WAR THROUGH A NEGOTIATED PEACE. THE PEACE TREATY WAS SIGNED
IN FEBRUARY 1992.

            EL SALVADOR WAS DESTROYED BY 13 YEARS OF ARMED
CONFLICT. EVERY SALVADOREAN FAMILY HAD TO MOURN THE LOSS OF
AT LEAST ONE OF ITS MEMBERS. ONE THIRD OF THE POPULATION FLED
TO NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES. ITS INFRASTRUCTURE DEVASTATED AND
WITH NO RESOURCES TO RECONSTRUCT ITSELF, AT THE END OF THE WAR
IN 1992, EL SALVADOR SEEMED HOPELESS.

        IN MY OWN SMALL AND PRIVATE WORLD THIS MEANT THAT AT
THE BEGINNING OF THE CONFLICT IN 1977, MY PARENTS DECIDED TO
SEND US ABROAD. THEY FEARED FOR OUR SAFETY AND LIKE MOST
SALVADOREAN FAMILIES FELT THAT OUR COUNTRY HAD NO FUTURE,
AND THAT WE SHOULD CONSTRUCT OUR LIVES ELSEWHERE.
          FOR SIX YEARS I TRIED TO DEVELOP A SENSE OF PURPOSE
THROUGH INTELLECTUAL UNDERSTANDING. I LIVED HERE IN THE
UNITED STATES, IN ENGLAND AND IN INDIA FOR A BRIEF PERIOD OF TIME.
I STUDIED PHILOSOPHY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE PRINCIPALLY, BUT ALSO
LITERATURE AND HISTORY.

        BUT IT WAS USELESS. THOUGH THE WATERS OF THE CHARLES
RIVER FLOWED SO PEACEFULLY THAT OCTOBER MORNING IN BOSTON,
AND THE FIRE OF ARTILLERY RAGED ENDLESSLY IN CENTRAL EL
SALVADOR AS THE ARMY AND THE GUERRILLA SOUGHT CONTROL OF THE
STRATEGIC LEMPA RIVER, I DECIDED TO GO BACK.

        I DECIDED TO GO BACK BECAUSE I COULDN’T ACCEPT BEING
TOSSED BY HISTORY AT HER WHIM. IF I ACCEPTED THE LOSS OF MY
COUNTRY, MY LIFE WOULD BECOME A CONSEQUENCE OF THE DECISIONS
OTHERS WOULD TAKE. WHETHER IN WASHINGTON, THE UNITED NATIONS
OR CUBA AND MOSCOW.

        I COULD CERTAINLY BUILD MY LIFE ABROAD BUT IT WOULD
NOT BE A CHOICE. IT WOULD BE AN ACCEPTANCE OF FATE, AND
THEREFORE A NEGATION OF FREEDOM. FOR THE ESSENTIAL
MANIFESTATION OF FREEDOM IS TO CHOOSE OUR PATH. THEREBY
MAKING ONE’S DESTINY A CONCRETE EVOLUTION OF THE THOUGHTFUL,
DELIBERATE DECISIONS WE TAKE.

         I WAS CONSCIOUS I WAS TRADING SAFETY FOR FREEDOM.
PARTICULARLY WHEN I HAD DECIDED TO BE INVOLVED IN THE TURMOIL
EL SALVADOR WAS LIVING.

BUT I MUST SAY THAT FOR THE SAFETY ONE GAINS BY AVOIDING RISK, A
HUGE PRICE IS PAID IN THE EVER PRESENT INSECURITY OF LEADING A
LIFE THAT IS ALWAYS ON THE DEFENSIVE. THOUGH I T MIGHT BE UNSAFE,
THERE IS A GREAT SENSE OF SECURITY IN LEADING A LIFE ACCORDING
TO ONE’S CONSCIENCE.

         SO I CAME BACK AND BECAME INVOLVED. I COULDN’T HAVE
CHOSEN A WORST MOMENT FOR THE CONFLICT HAD ENTERED ITS
GREATEST INTENSITY. WHEN I WAS SWORN AS CABINET MEMBER I WAS
CONSCIOUS OF THE INMMENSE CHALLENGES BEFORE US AND MY
OBVIOUS LACK OF EXPERIENCE: I WAS 29 YEARS OLD.

THAT TEAM BEGAN ITS WORK IN 1989. IN A FEW YEARS IT HAD ACHIEVED
THE NEGOTIATED PEACE IN 1992, LIBERATED THE ECONOMY FROM
PROFOUND GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION, AND DEVELOPED THE FIRST
COHESSIVE STRATEGY TO FIGHT POVERTY.
THE PEACE ACCORD HAD INCORPORATED THE WAR PROTAGONISTS FROM
ALL IDEOLOGIES INTO POLITICAL ACTORS. CONCRETELY, THOSE THAT
HAD TRIED TO ELIMINATE EACH OTHER IN THE BATTLEFIELD FACED
EACH OTHER AS MEMBERS OF OUR NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. THE TENSION
IN THE HALL OF OUR CONGRESS WAS AS INTENSE AS THE HISTORICAL
POSSIBILITY OF SEEING OUR COUNTRY REBORN.

I WAS THERE TO SEE IT FOR I HAD RESIGNED MY POSITION IN THE
CABINET TO RUN FOR A SEAT IN CONGRESS. YOU CAN IMAGINE MY
ASTONISHMENT WHEN I WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THAT CONGRESS.

JUST TO COMPLETE THE STORY, TWO YEARS AFTER THAT I RAN FOR THE
PRESIDENCY IN 1999 AND FINISHED MY TERM LAST JUNE.

SOME OF THE MEMBERS IN THIS AUDIENCE HAVE ASKED ME HOW DO YOU
BECOME CABINET MEMBER AT 29, PRESIDENT OF CONGRESS AT 36 AND
CAMPAIGN FOR THE PRESIDENCY AT 38? I CAN TELL YOU THIS: THERE IS
NO PERSONAL MERIT IN THIS.

SALVADOREANS HAD BECOME CONVINCED THAT ALL POLITICAL PARTIES
WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR EL SALVADOR’S CONFLICT AND ECONOMIC
DISASTER. WHEN THE WHOLE POLITICAL SPECTRUM WAS SEEN AS
SHOULDERING A HISTORICAL GUILT, THE ONLY WAY OUT WAS A
GENERATIONAL CHANGE. AND THIS IS WHY EL SALVADOR HAS HAD
SINCE 1989 EXCEPTIONALLY YOUNG LEADERS IN ALL FIELDS OF
GOVERNMENT.

BUT I HOPE YOU WILL BE LENIENT WITH ME FOR DIGRESSING INTO SO
MANY PERSONAL REFERENCES. THEY TELL ME EX-PRESIDENTS TEND TO
DO THIS. AS THEY NO LONGER HAVE A PODIUM AT THEIR CONSTANT
DISPOSAL, ONCE THEY GET A CHANCE… THAT AUDIENCE BETTER BE
PATIENT.

I HOWEVER HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN THAT WISEST OF ALL BIBLICAL
MAXIMS “ BLESSED ARE THE POLITICIANS THAT SPEAK BRIEFLY, FOR
THEY CAN EXPECT TO BE HEARD”.

THE IMPORTANT MESSAGE IS THIS. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO EL SALVADOR
WAS DESTROYED BY WAR, 7 YEARS AGO BY HURRICANES, 4 YEARS AGO
BY EARTHQUAKES , EXTREMELY POOR, FIFTEEN YEARS AGO 60% OF THE
POPULATION LIVED UNDER THE POVERTY LINE, IT WAS TOTALLY
DEPENDENT ON ITS TRADITIONAL AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS AND UNABLE
TO HONOR ITS FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS, FIFTEEN YEARS AGO ITS
INFRASTRUCTURE HAD COLLAPSED: ROADS, ENERGY SYSTEMS, WATER
DISTRIBUTION, TELECOMMUNICATIONS.
TODAY EL SALVADOR IS A DIFFERENT COUNTRY. IT HAS THE MOST
ACCELERATED POVERTY REDUCTION RATE IN LATIN AMERICA. FROM 60%
TO 30% UNDER THE POVERTY LINE, EL SALVADOR HAS REDUCED ITS
POVERTY LEVEL BY HALF IN TWELVE YEARS. 25% OF OUR POPULATION
COULD NOT READ NOR WRITE, NOW IT IS DOWN TO 12%. INFANT
MORTALITY HAS DROPPED FROM 45 OUT OF A THOUSAND BIRTHS TO 24.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HAS DROPPED FROM 13% TO 6.5%. INTEREST
RATES HAVE LOWERED FROM 30% IN 1992 TO 6.8% LAST YEAR. EL
SALVADOR HAS THE LOWEST INFLATION RATE IN LATIN AMERICA, AND
ITS FISCAL DISCIPLINE HAS EARNED IT THE COVETED INVESTMENT
GRADE, ONLY HELD BY EL SALVADOR, CHILE AND MEXICO.

THIS ECONOMIC STABILITY AND GOVERNMENT REFORM HAVE CREATED
AN INMEDIATE IMPACT IN THE LIFE OF THE LESS PRIVILEGED. IT HAS
ALLOWED FOR EXAMPLE LOW INCOME HOUSING TO BE ACCESIBLE FOR
AS LOW A PAYMENT AS $35 A MONTH. TELEPHONE LINES HAVE
MULTIPLIED TENFOLD, THE NUMBER OF VEHICLES HAVE INCREASED
FOURFOLD.

MORE PAVED ROADS HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS,
THAN IN THE PREVIOUS 25 YEARS. THE NUMBER OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS
HAVE DUPLICATED AND THE INCREASE IN HEALTH CENTERS IS 50%.

WHAT IS EL SALVADOR’S SECRET? I BELIEVE THAT IT IS THE SYSTEMATIC
APPLICATION OF THE CONCEPT OF FREEEDOM TO PUBLIC POLICY. THE
WAR WAS RESOLVED BY GIVING SALVADOREANS THE FREEDOM TO
CHOOSE THEIR LEADERS AND TO MAKE THEM ACCOUNTABLE.

THE CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS THAT USHERED THE NEW, INCLUSIVE
AND FUNCTIONAL DEMOCRACY THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR EL
SALVADOR’S VIBRANT POLITICAL LIFE TODAY, WITHDREW POWER FROM
POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ELITES TO EMPOWER THE COMMON CITIZEN
IN CHOOSING HIS LEADERSHIP.

THE ECONOMIC ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE PAST FIFTEEN YEARS ARE DUE TO
THE UNLEASHING OF PRODUCTIVE ENERGIES         CREATED BY THE
DISMANTLING OF THE INTERVENTIONIST STATE OF THE 1980’s .

 THE LIBERALIZING OF ECONOMIC AGENTS HAS BROUGHT TECHNOLOGY,
JOB CREATION, FORESIGHT, AND ADAPTATION THAT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO
ACHIEVE THROUGH THE DESK OF A BUREAUCRAT. THAT IS… THEY ARE
DUE TO ECONOMIC FREEDOM.

ECONOMIC STABILITY IS THE DIRECT CONSEQUENCE OF PURSUING
TRANSPARENT PRICES. THEREBY ALLOWING THE CITIZEN A FRAMEWORK
OF CHOICES BASED ON REALITY TO TAKE DECISIONS AS A CONSUMER
AND AS A POLITICAL PARTICIPANT. BY PLACING RESPONSIBILITY WHERE
IT SHOULD BE THE RESULT IS A CONSTANT DEMAND FOR EFFICIENCY
AND TRANSPARENCY.

IF THE PRICE OF ENERGY, GASOLINE, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION,
HEALTHCARE, CAPITAL (AS IN INTEREST RATES) ARE FOR POPULIST
REASONS HIDDEN OR DISTORTED THEN THE FUNDAMENTAL CAUSE OF
THE PROBLEM IS NEVER ADDRESSED BECAUSE IT IS NEVER PUBLICLY
IDENTIFIED AND NO ONE IS ACCOUNTABLE.

IN THE END PRICE DISTORTIONS ARE INEVITABLY PAID BY THE
CONSUMER THROUGH THE MUCH HEAVIER LOAD OF EXCESSIVE TAXES,
INFLATION OR DEVALUATION.

BY FAR EL SALVADOR’S GREATEST SUCCESS HAS BEEN ITS FIGHT
AGAINST POVERTY. THE ONE CONSTANT CONCEPT THAT HAS INSPIRED
THE SOCIAL STRATEGY OF THE PAST THREE, AND THE PRESENT
ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN THAT THE ANTIDOTE AGAINST POVERTY IS
OPPORTUNITY.

THIS CONCEPT PRESUMES THAT WHAT THE POOR NEED IS AN
OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED. THE CONCEPT OF INTEGRATION- BREAKING
THE ISOLATION OF POOR COMMUNITIES THROUGH EDUCATION, ROADS,
TELECOMUNICATIONS,   SOCIAL   SERVICES,  JOB   OPPORTUNITIES,
MICROCREDIT IS BASED ON THE OBJECTIVE OF CREATING
OPPORTUNITIES.

BECAUSE OPPORTUNITY IS CHOICE AND CHOICE IS FREEDOM.
AND IT IS THIS ENHANCED FREEDOM THAT ALLOWS A PERSON TO
UNLEASH HIS CREATIVE ENERGIES AND RESOLVE HIS PROBLEMS.

 I WOULD LIKE TO UNDERLINE THIS LAST CONSEQUENCE OF HAVING
FREEDOM AS A GUIDING PRINCIPLE IN PUBLIC POLICY BECAUSE I BELIEVE
IT HAS THE MOST FAR REACHING CONSEQUENCES IN HOW SUCCESFUL A
COUNTRY WILL BE. I MEAN FREEDOM AS RESPONSIBILITY.

RESPONSIBILITY AND FREEDOM ARE TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN.
WHEN A GIVEN CHOICE IS TAKEN, THEN       WE BECOME DIRECTLY
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF THAT CHOICE. A FREE MAN IS
A RESPONSIBLE MAN BECAUSE BY CHOOSING DELIBERATELY HE
CHOOSES THE CONSEQUENCES AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEM.

THIS IS ALSO TRUE OF THE CHOICES NATIONS MAKE. IN EL SALVADOR,
THE DEPTH OF OUR SUFFERING DURING THE WAR MADE US REALIZE THAT
WE SALVADOREANS AND ONLY WE SALVADOREANS WERE RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE COUNTRY WE HAD CREATED.

BY ASSUMING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CRISIS WE HAD CREATED, WE
REALIZED IT WAS ALSO IN OUR HANDS TO RESOLVE THE HISTORICAL
PROBLEMS OF OUR COUNTRY. OURS WAS THE BLAME FOR OUR GREAT
MISTAKES, BUT OURS ALSO THE CAPACITY TO ACHIEVE OUR IDEALS.THIS
IS THE MOST IMPORTANT DISTINGUISHING FACTOR OF PRESENT DAY EL
SALVADOR.

I SAY DISTINGUISHING FACTOR BECAUSE THE COMMON DISCOURSE OF
MANY POLITICAL LEADERS IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES IS TO
PLACE RESPONSIBILITY OUTSIDE THEIR NATIONAL REALITY, AND BLAME
SOME EXTERNAL FACTOR FOR THEIR CIRCUMSTANCE.

I AM SURE YOU HAVE HEARD THE CONSTANTLY REPEATED PHRASE
“POOR COUNTRIES ARE POOR BECAUSE RICH COUNTRIES IMPOVIRESHED
THEM” OR THE HISTORICAL VERSION WHICH GOES, “ WE WERE ENSLAVED
AND OUR NATIONAL WEALTH WAS STOLEN”. AND THE MOST PREVALENT
TODAY WHICH IS “RICH NATIONS KEEP POOR COUNTRIES POOR BY
DRAINING THEIR RESOURCES.”

THIS IS THE ESSENCE OF POPULISM BECAUSE BY TRANSFERING
RESPONSIBILITY OUTSIDE NATIONAL BOUNDARIES TO SOME EXTERNAL
FACTOR, THE ACTUAL JOB OF PROBLEM SOLVING IN POOR NATIONS IS
NEVER UNDERTAKEN.

I HAVE NO PATIENCE WITH THIS BECAUSE IT IS MY EXPERIENCE THAT
THIS PERSPECTIVE IS THE REASON WHY MANY NATIONS ARE UNABLE TO
DEVELOP A SUCCESFUL STRATEGY AGAINST POVERTY.

EL SALVADOR’S SUCCESS IS SIMPLE. IT STOPPED BLAMING OTHERS.

OF COURSE WE ALL KNOW WHY THIS DISCOURSE IS SO PREVALENT. THE
CONCRETE ACTIONS THAT MUST BE TAKEN TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEMS
OF UNDERDEVELOPEMENT ARE ALL HIGHLY UNPOPULAR.

FOR EXAMPLE, MOST UNDERDEVELOPED NATIONS HAVE NO FUNDS FOR
INVESTMENT BECAUSE 90% OF THEIR BUDGET IS SPENT ON THE SALARIES
OF A HUGELY OVERGROWN GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRACY. SINCE IT IS
POPULAR TO PROVIDE JOBS FOR THE POLITICAL CLIENTELE, EVERY
SUCCESSIVE GOVERNMENT INCREASES THE SIZE OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR.

THE SOLUTION IS SIMPLE- REDUCE THE BUREACRACY AND OBTAIN THE
FUNDS YOU NEED, TO EDUCATE, PROVIDE HEALTH ETC. BUT THIS HAS
HOWEVER A HUGE POLITICAL COST.
I WAS FACED WITH THIS DECISION MANY TIMES. I ALWAYS TOOK THE
COST, BIT THE BULLET, AND WAITED FOR THE BENEFITS OF THE REFORM
TO PULL ME THROUGH. MY EXPERIENCE WAS THAT WHEN IT IS
EFFECTIVELY DONE, PEOPLE UNDERSTAND, THEY REFUSE TO BE
MANIPULATED AND SUPPORT THE DECISION.

OUR INFRASTRUCTURE AGENCY SPENT 90% OF ITS BUDGET ON SALARIES
AND A MEAGRE 10% WAS INVESTED. TO ALL OUR POOR, RURAL
COMMUNITIES A GOOD ROAD WAS THEIR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. THEY
SAW CLEARLY THAT WITH A GOOD ROAD THEY COULD ACCESS BETTER
SCHOOLS, HEALTH CENTERS, SELL THEIR PRODUCTS MORE READILY AND
CONSUME AT LOWER PRICES.

CONDEMNING A MILLION SALVADOREANS TO ISOLATION BECAUSE WE
CHOSE TO SUPPORT THE SALARIES OF 7000 PUBLIC EMPLOYEES WAS
INADMISSIBLE.

SO WE REDUCED THE AGENCY FROM 7000 EMPLOYEES TO 500. THIS
ALLOWED US TO BUILD MORE ROADS IN FIVE YEARS THAN THE PAST FIVE
ADMINISTRATIONS. DID WE ABANDON THE 6500 WORKERS? NO, WE GAVE
THEM THE ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS TO PROVIDE THE NEW AGENCY
WITH SERVICES AS PRIVATE WORKERS. THEY BECAME MIRACULOUSLY
EFFICIENT AND TODAY THE NEW AGENCY PROVIDES MORE JOBS THAN ITS
ORIGINAL 7000 EMPLOYEES.

IN 2001 WE WERE FACED WITH AN ASTONISHING RISE IN CRIME. ALL
LEADERS THAT HAVE HAD THIS EXPERIENCE KNOW THAT IN ALL
PROBABILITY AN UNEXPLAINED RISE IN CRIME IS THE RESULT OF
GROWING CORRUPTION WITHIN THE POLICE FORCE.

THE SOLUTION IS AGAIN A TOUGH ONE. ADMIT IT PUBLICLY, PURSUE THE
POLICEMEN INVOLVED, AND CREATE AN EFFECTIVE SYSTEM TO INSPECT
THEIR BEHAVIOR. IN OUR CASE WE FIRED ONE FIFTH OF THE POLICE
FORCE.

DID WE CREATE A CRISIS? YOU BET. BUT A FEW MONTHS LATER CRIME
WAS AT AN ALL TIME LOW AND WE SURVIVED THE POLITICAL STORM.

I HAVE RECOUNTED THESE EVENTS BECAUSE THEY GO AGAINST THE
PREVALENT POLITICAL WISDOM THAT UNPOPULAR MEASURES SHOULD
BE ALWAYS AVOIDED TO PRESERVE THE POLITICAL CAPITAL A LEADER
NEEDS TO GOVERN.

MY TEAM AND OUR POLITICAL RECORD IS PROOF THAT YOU CAN DO
WHAT YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS AND STILL WIN ELECTIONS. LAST YEAR
OUR PARTY WON BY A LANDSLIDE THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. A
FOURTH CONSECUTIVE TERM WON BY THE SAME PARTY IN FREE
ELECTIONS IS TO MY KNOWLEDGE A POLITICAL PHENOMENON THAT HAS
ONLY HAPPENED IN EL SALVADOR.


DEEPLY CONCERNED BY THE NEW PREVALENCE OF POPULIST IDEAS IN
UNDERDEVELOPED NATIONS, LESS THAN A YEAR AGO A GROUP OF
HIGHLY CAPABLE INDIVIDUALS, WHO SHARE MY CONVICTION IN THE
GUIDING PRINCIPLE OF FREEDOM, JOINED ME IN THE FOUNDATION AF AN
INSTITUTION DEDICATED TO THE EDUCATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF
SUCCESFUL PUBLIC POLICY.

OUR NAME IS AMERICA LIBRE, SO THAT THERE BE NO DOUBT AS TO THE
VALUES WE SHARE AND THE IDEALS WE PURSUE.

WE BELIEVE IN FREEDOM. FREEDOM TO EXPRESS OUR THOUGHTS.
FREEDOM TO PURSUE OUR CHOSEN PATH. FREEDOM TO DREAM OUR
IDEALS. FREEDOM FOR THE CITIZENS OF POOR NATIONS THAT WANT TO
MOLD THEIR DESTINY WITH THEIR OWN HANDS. FREEDOM FOR THOSE
THAT WILL ASSUME RESPOSIBILITY AND LEARN FROM THEIR MISTAKES.
FREEDOM FROM POVERTY, SO THAT THE NEW GENERATIONS MAY
CHOOSE FROM A BROADER RANGE OF OPPORTUNITIES. FREEDOM FROM
INJUSTICE SO THAT THE COMMON MAN CAN CLAIM AND SUCCEED IN
DEFENDING HIS RIGHTS.

THIS IS OUR NEW ENDEAVOUR. WE HOPE OUR PATHS MAY CROSS, IN
THIS…THE MOST STIMULATING OF ALL ACHIEVEMENTS: TO INCREASE
MAN’S FREEDOM

				
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