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DECLARE INDEPENDENCE AGAIN 

300 MILLION AMERICAN DREAMS, AND AMERICA, ALL ABOUT TO TOTALLY COLLAPSE? “NOBODY TOLD ME!?!” THEY NEVER DO. DECLARE INDEPENDENCE AGAIN, 300 MILLION AS 1, AT RTDNOW.COM

My name's Adrian and I'm asking 300 million ordinary hard working people to help save America and everyone's American dream by declaring independence from modern runaway government with me and support a plan called Redeem The Dream Now, (RTDNOW), that restores everyone’s American dream overnight. It’s simple: just add your name and tell everyone RTDNOW.COM.

 

To rally all 300 million citizens, and to explain the details of the dire situation every single American is faced with, I'm using 100 free daily redemption songs and a website I created, RTDNOW.COM. $42 TRILLION in present total US debt (National+States+Citizen debt) is about to cause total economic collapse within 10 years if we don't act and implement a CITIZEN’S Plan, like RTDNOW. SO PLEASE, tune in daily for the free access song and keep telling everyone to RTDNOW.COM!

IN THE STUDIO WITH ADRIAN

Making of the Song "Declare Independence Again"

GANGSTA’S PARADISE?  

 

Not what I’d ever imagine a sound engineer and producer named Steve Sundholm, who was doing some vocal work with me on this song, would say. But say it he did because the chord structure is similar to that song. Steve worked with a lot of rap artists in L.A. You never know who you’re sitting next to!

 

DON’T WAIT FOR DELIVERANCE!  

 

Since I wrote all these songs and didn’t have a sidekick like Lennon and McCartney (Hello/Goodbye…Getting Better, Can’t get no worse) to offset my mood, it happened in songs like this over time as I came back to them. The original title was Waiting for Deliverance. But that’s such a drag. It’s the angst we feel every day. I eventually got to the other side of the story as I developed the RTDNOW PLAN, because nobody is coming to save all us 300 million citizens but us. Take that to the bank! Citizens Declare Independence Again and again because it’s the only way to have freedom and equality. It needs to keep being renewed!

OH THE PLACES WE’LL GO!

 

When you write a song, its pure emotion pouring out: passion unfiltered. I learned not to try to perfect it after that because the band musical arrangement would change it, even thought the vocal delivery didn’t always change. In this case as I stood in my sound booth as the band played with it for 10 minutes before doing the first run through Tim Ellis my producer paused, and smiled. He said to all of us plugged into headsets, “let’s slow down the first verse and ramp it up to the real beat.” I so loved these moments of creation as the song came to life right in my ears and before my eyes. Tim asked, “that working for you?” I said, “Yah!”  And just like in a twinkle of an eye, that a little 70’s glam rock snuck into the song. I’d read about Bowie and his producer having such moments. It felt very good.

BUT ARRGGHH! HOW FAR DO I HAVE TO GO?

 

…to get to a great song. I came back to this song many times over a year to make it great so I smile when I hear it. When this song was tracked in studio session, the music alone sounded great. A wild ride like Bohemian Rhapsody. If I had real money I would have kept going and outdone that…maybe in concert someday with mega choirs! But as I added the vocals it fell flat. I had written the song on a $99 nylon guitar, not as an over the top stadium rocker. So my original vocal delivery had to evolve. This song was so big, compared to a folk ballad it started as, it needed much more. So many vocal takes convinced me I wasn’t going to get there alone, I wasn’t the lead singer for Journey or anywhere close! So I had Michele Van Kleef duet the pre-chorus with me which then led into the big background singer main chorus. So the vocals got layered which now matches the building of the music. I was learning as I went. Then Tim Ellis my producer brought in Aaron Meyer to add violin and wow, it was rocking! But that wasn’t far enough for me. As big as this song was I said it needed a big lead guitar stamp right near the end to finish it. Tim looked at me then the light bulb went off and he put in a fantastic lead guitar ramble at the end to finish the song off.

 
 

The Real Story of the American Dream

In Context of Adrian's Song “Declare Independence Again"

WE HAVE HAD MANY DECLARATIONS OF INDEPENDENCE BUT ONLY ONE OF THE PEOPLE 

WHEN AMERICA WAS FIRST BORN IT CALLED ITSELF A DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC, WHICH WAS THE REAL AMERICAN DREAM

1781: Read for yourself the internal struggle that ensued after America declared independence from Family History of the United States by Ridpath, 1897. It seems Americans have declaring independence in their blood. The 13 colonies declared independence separately as well as in a group in the Declaration of Independence. Then it took five years for the Articles of Confederation to be ratified and implemented. Chaos quickly ensued as nobody knew how to build a country and many thought, as we have today under a Federalist Constitution, government was hopelessly paralyzed, unable to act. 

 

So effectively nothing's changed in 250 years except the Constitution of 1787, a wealth class Declaration of Independence, gave government the power to tax and oh boy did they until we pay the highest taxes in the world, have a tax of $25 trillion named the national debt, and have nothing to show for it. 

That's why congress wasn't given the power to tax in the first place. Which brings us back to square one why we declared independence in 1776. To declare economic freedom, local self rule and self determination. 

 

And guess what that was called? A Democratic Republic. That's why the world called America Jefferson's Democracy. But the military men who called themselves Federalists dismantled that, the real American dream promptly in 1787 with a document 4 men manufactured and 46 approved without the People. And in doing so removed Democracy from America for the first time. What a sleight of hand. You fight for 8 years for democracy, which means equality, and a few people take it away.

 

Let's get equality back right now. Declare Independence Again add your name at RTDNOW.COM

ABOUT ADRIAN'S SONG
Declare Independence Again

NOBODY MENTIONS IT, BUT ALL WE DO IS DECLARE INDEPENDENCE  

 

We do it personally all the time. It’s called divorce. When you really look closely at American history, a country born in 100% citizen activism, born in Rebellion, all we do is keep declaring independence. We actively do it because it’s not hard once you’ve made up your mind you want to live life to the fullest. It’s really eeeasy.

 

We've declared independence as a nation about 7 times over 250 years, formally and informally. Usually it takes about 50-60 years, a generation. Here are the big ones:

 

1. 1776: The American peoples Revolution. The world called it Jefferson's Democracy. This was our 1st Equality movement formally stated in our 1st Declaration of Independence. 

2. 1786: Our 1st Wealth Class 'Federalism' Rebellion. It was informal and so smooth nobody exhausted from a bloody 8-year war noticed. It was called, The Constitution. It took away citizen economic rights and gave government power to tax. It was the very start of runaway government.

 

3. 1865: Our 2nd Equality Rebellion (RTDNOW is our 4th!) called The Civil War. Half of America at the time declared economic freedom trying to maintain slavery, half re-declared equality. Slavery’s ‘officially’ gone, but surprise! We’re all economically enslaved equally today on subsistence wages living under terrible economic policies.

 

4. 1901: The 1st 'Anti Wealth Class' Peoples Rebellion as the Billionaires of that time puppet president was assassinated. The new President had a people’s response called 'Trust Busting'. Trusts were mega-corporations what we call too big to fail today. He broke them all up, brought billionaires to court threatening jail time! His name was President, Teddy Roosevelt, and he needs to get more credit in our history. He doesn’t because big corporations run America and they don’t want this to happen again! That, and cheap labor, is why they took their factories overseas.

 

5. 1965: The Civil Rights Movement was our 3rd Equality Movement. It combined with a national effort to stop rampant American runaway government, pre civil war social injustice still raging, and global militarism going wild in Vietnam and Asia.

 

6. 1971: The 2nd Wealth Class Corporate Revolt and Rebellion (Corporate control of government through money in politics) was scripted by Lewis Powell, Nixon's attorney he later appointed to the Supreme Court to slowly rig that. That plan was enacted over the last 50 years to take America away from its citizens was Corporate America's response to the 1960's haphazard, equality movement, and brought us all to the abyss of national collapse today. Recessions are pillars of the economy breaking apart.

 

7. And now ramping up for a 2020 full debut, our 4th Equality Movement: Redeem The Dream Now, (RTDNOW). A '300 million as 1' Equality Movement, free online daily at RTDNOW.COM with a plan to restore everyone’s American dream overnight and put a system in place to keep citizen control of government.

 

All I have to say is there are 300 million of us, and 30 million of them. The big idea here versus the 1960’s is this well organized, thought through with a citizen focused plan to implement instantly, and a system planned to keep it focused and honest over time.

 

In brief, that’s America’s history (and a glimpse into the future) of declaring independence whenever American’s feel like it.

 

 

SINCE THE LAST 50 YEARS OF AMERICAN HISTORY HAS BEEN AN ACCELERATING DOWNWARD SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL, AND ECONOMIC SPIRAL, FOR 300 MILLION ORDINARY HARD WORKING CITIZENS....

 

I know you've been waiting for a non-political solution to the mess we call runaway government. We all have. America has led the world because we are EXCELLENT when we focus on Problem-Solution and drop all the wealth class false arguments.

 

I know you've been wanting an easy almost effortless, quick, almost free, and very simple way to end runaway government and build a country of equality where we all live our American dreams instead of imagining them. Where we all thrive.

 

We all have dreamt of a way out of runaway government so I created one for us: REDEEM THE DREAM NOW, (RTDNOW). An earth shaking 100 song mega rock opera and movement and plan to save America conveniently all rolled into one. Online in one simple daily place called RTDNOW.COM

 

Now its simple. Just join me for 5 minutes a day in our 2nd Popular Music Rebellion (the 1960's was the 1st) for a new song and read the song bonus material always free access for all at RTDNOW.COM

 

UNFORTUNATELY NOTHIN'S NEW IN HUMAN EMOTIONS AND LIFE

Nothing's really changed in America for 250 years except RTDNOW.COM. The greedy rich, today called the global wealth class elite, or the Corporama, always want to take everything from the people until most are poor and almost bankrupt and can't pay for medical services to stay alive. And then the poor don't want to do the real work of controlling their own life and future, by actively participating in government, to get their real and full American Dream and gain real control of their future. For 250 years there's been NO easy and free way to actively participate in our own government and making America the country of our dreams. Until now: until RTDNOW.COM

 

In the bonus material and podcasts you'll hear me rail against Mr. Washington and Mr. Hamilton as bold and cold usurpers of powers and creators of a federalism behemoth in 1787 that took away all the citizens new social, political and economic rights (the real American dream) and cannot be stopped or altered unless 100 million (1/3 or more) to 300 million decide to add their names to a petition like RTDNOW (Redeem The Dream Now) to reform it. You’ll see details of how it came about and how the people were excluded. You’ll understand the details of how their first titanic use of money in politics took America away from its people the 1st time.

 

While I rail against them for that little issue, I will acknowledge their brilliance (making an unbreakable and unbending entity) because now that I am trying to transform America to be responsive to all its citizenry, I see the immense challenge to form a true system of government that is of, by and for the people.

 

The gargantuan challenge to develop a simple almost free system where every citizen can easily and actively participate, like any giant, can be slain by creating a simple system that is and stays fair and equal. A new system that doesn't not get corrupted by the wealthy few over the many to repeat oppression of the citizens and economic tyranny every 2-3 generations, which is exactly what has happened in America over 250 years and near total collapse of the American dream and America we are all living.

 

So way back in 1786, instead of coming up with the RTDNOW Plan which provides an equality system for all citizens to flourish, they just took control away from the states and all the real People because just like today Congress had been paralyzed for a decade and debts had grown to unsustainable amounts. Then in 1786 America had $42 million in national debt and in 2018 where we are at, when adding citizen debt (there was none in 1786) to national and state debt, we are over $42 TRILLION! 

 

 

PUTTING TODAYS COLLAPSING ECONOMY IN PERSPECTIVE FOR ALL

 

To put our dire situation in perspective that was $10.00 of debt per every person in America in 1786, about 4 million people then, maybe that's about $10,000 in today's dollars of total debt per person. Versus over $140,000 in debt per person in America today!

 

That's 300 million that pay taxes not counting 30 million that vote themselves loopholes to avoid paying taxes. But unlike a 1787 America on the verge of continental expansion and a world shattering industrial revolution that generated world trade to payoff that debt and provide money to reinvest in future growth, today we are without an American Dream engine: the factories have all left.

 

Inept, cowardly and corrupt politicians over the last fifty years enabled this theft of the American dream. Today America borrows $6 billion a day to pay its bills and keep running, is the laughingstock of the world, and is confused as a people adrift without leadership, without real information, without any plan (except RTDNOW now) and 10 short years away from total and permanent economic collapse.

 

 

COME ON ADRIAN! HOW BAD WILL IT REALLY BE???

 

If we don’t all act 300 million as 1 to implement the RTDNOW PLAN to rebuild a new American dream engine, it will be10 times worse than The Depression because there is no American dream Economic Engine running now for 20 years. It was 30 years from 1900 to the Great Depression. That’s why I say we have about 10 years to CHANGE THE WORLD just by all adding our names at RTDNOW.COM. You see, we all have to rebuild an American dream engine that works for every single American, together. I implore you to read THE RTDNOW PLAN to Save America and restore everyone's American dream overnight.

 

 

ADRIAN GIVE ME REAL FACTS AND DETAILS!

 

Just like in 1776, 1787, 1900 and 1935, we all find ourselves at a social and economic tipping point as a nation. In the first 50 song bonus materials and podcasts I detail these turning points of the American dream for all with facts and references posted.

 

 

DECLARE INDEPENDENCE TO FREE ALL OUR PEOPLE ONCE AND FOR ALL!

 

As you digest those tipping points of the American dream, you will begin to clearly see how we got to our tipping point, and why it's time to Declare Independence from runaway government once again.

 

Soon it will be 2020, a mere 120 years since women got rights and 240 years since citizen, states rights and the real American dream elements were all put in a Federalism system jail, high jacked overnight way back when. It's time to free all our people for good. It's time to all participate at RTDNOW.COM to reform corrupt, paralyzed and inept, dysfunctional and outdated thinking and systems in government that perverted our economic policies which stole the American dream from all our citizen and all our national wealth. You see its not just the $30 Trillion in national debt…it’s the other $30 Trillion that was spent over decades on corporate America to get a collapsing economy with no jobs and no health care. THAT’S A THEFT OF $60 TRILLION FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!

ACT TO SAVE AMERICA OVERNIGHT! IT’S EASY WITH RTDNOW.COM

 

Today we now all hold the means to do it overnight, in all our hands, right now, we have the Internet and smart phones. Washington and Hamilton didn't, to include every single citizen, even thought they didn’t want to, it wasn’t an option then. We have no excuses now. We have the tools to do this overnight. But ONLY IF you actively get busy telling everyone RTDNOW.COM.

 

Americans are different today. In 2018 we all can read and write and have education. In 1786 most couldn't read and there were only 50 newspapers over a 1,000 mile stretch of land covering 13 sovereign states and 4 million people. But today just like any movement for equality and independence in a generation’s time, there is one thing that never changes to reform a corrupt and bankrupting government to work for the citizen: everybody needs to become involved. You have to act.

 

The brilliance of the RTDNOW Plan I drafted is to actively involve every single citizen. It comes to life DAILY in a rock opera of 100 original songs entertainingly

telling our American story  to keep your ongoing attention, to bring us all together in sacred purpose. And you can get involved for 5 minutes a day anywhere, anytime, you have a WIFI connection to get to RTDNOW.COM or social media.

 

 

TAKING 3 SIMPLE ACTIONS CHANGES YOUR WORLD OVERNIGHT

 

I want you and 300 million of your countrymen and women to do the same three simple quick and effortless things to implement the RTDNOW Plan to create real equality and restore everyone's American dream overnight. 

 

1. Add Your Name at RTDNOW.COM

2.Subscribe for $1.00/month supporting the RTDNOW Movement

3. Tell everyone everywhere RTDNOW.COM daily

 

 

YOU KEEP SAYING OVER-NIGHT! ADRIAN WHAT DOES THAT MEAN???

 

I really mean, overnight once we have about 100 million people adding their names at rtdnow.com that’s why there’s 100 songs to keep everyone focused. Overnight implementation means government and economic policies change immediately as we ALL pass the initiatives of the RTDNOW Plan so every single citizen's life improves dramatically overnight.

 

One example everyone will love is 1.00% home and dwelling loans that reduce every citizen’s largest monthly cost, shelter, by over 50%. That's like giving everyone a 50-75% annual pay increase overnight. The minimum wage jobs 50% of all Americans work at now instantly become a livable wage overnight. I’m all for wage increase but they’re a myth. They’re temporary: corporations use wage increases as excuses to raise prices higher. So to really make everyone’s life much better in America overnight, I want to reduce the cost of living for every citizen by 50%, wait for it…OVER-NIGHT!

 

Citizen taxation will also be streamlined so every citizen has enough money right now to thrive and actively pursue their American dreams. READ THE RTDNOW PLAN, it's for every single American and its simple. As you think about a life with a real American dream again, you’ll love the RTDNOW PLAN written for every single American.

WE KNOW HOW EASY IT IS TO DECLARE INDEPENDENCE, BUT LET'S TALK ABOUT HOW FAST AND EASY RTDNOW IS.

 

10 MINUTES NOW AND 5 MINUTES A DAY AND YOU CHANGE-THE-WORLD.

 

1. ADD YOUR NAME at RTDNOW.COM to an equality movement petition called Redeem the Dream Now, (RTDNOW), that reforms many governmental policies (Social-Political-Economic) overnight creating real equality and restoring everyone's full American dream. All at once as its passed by 100 million to 300 million citizens that have added their names. Please read the simple RTDNOW Plan for every American. All that takes 5 minutes, once.

 

2. SUBSCRIBE FOR JUST $1.00/MONTH to the RTDNOW movement so every single American acts out Equality by becoming ALL EQUAL stakeholders in the new era of 100% activism at RTDNOW.COM. To have equality we have to practice it, live it, and it starts here. In the new era of 100% citizen activism we all only invest a mere pittance of pocket change monthly to stay involved to quickly rebuild a new governmental implementation system: what our founders left for us to finish, and each generation to improve, a more perfect union.

 

Build it so we ALL have equal voice, not decades of endless lip service.  So we ALL re-establish a true representative democracy that truly hears the voice of all the people. One where true peoples representatives can now report to the people again (versus the global wealth class elite who pay them for decades) to implement the will of the People to really improve our lives. And when you effortlessly subscribe for almost free ($1.00 /month) you get all the 100 songs to promote 100% citizen activism free and you are funding the implementation of the RTDNOW Plan and Movement to restore everyone's American dream OVERNIGHT. Subscribing for $1.00/month takes about 5 minutes, once.

 

3. SHARE RTDNOW EVERYWHERE Every Single Day. Use the magnificent tool you have in your hand or pocket right now called the smart phone. Put RTDNOW.COM at the end of every email and text and on all social media and within months we will Evolve effortlessly to 100% activism at RTDNOW.COM. That takes about 5 minutes each day.

 

 

IF YOU WANT TO SAVE AMERICA AND GET YOURS AND EVERYONES AMERICAN DREAM BACK, YOU HAVE TO TAKE ACTION

 

All RTDNOW takes to work is 100 million YOU's to get involved daily at RTDNOW.COM hearing the next free song and we will all transform America quickly into the country of our dreams. Just visit RTDNOW.COM daily to hear a free song (with free podcast and bonus materials) telling our story of the birth, loss and redemption of the American dream.

 

And as you are entertained and enlightened by the Rock Opera to Save America, I want you to actually take the simple almost free steps discussed to actually save America and stop talking about it. Take action daily: RTDNOW.COM.

 

ONLY YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN: WEAR AN RTDNOW T-SHIRT. DOWNLOAD AND POST FREE RTDNOW POSTERS EVERYWHERE

 

With RTDNOW.COM I've made saving America simpler, faster, easier, almost free and yes, fun for everyone.  300 million as 1, Declare Independence from modern runaway government: add your name at RTDNOW.COM

 

Proudly wear the RTDNOW Gear: t-shirts and hats and know that simple action is changing the world with every step you take.

 

Tack the free RTDNOW posters up in an acceptable place all around your town, in every town in America, in every coffee shop bulletin board, on every street in every window in every home. All profits from RTDNOW merchandise sale goes to ending homelessness and hunger in America and putting music back in all our schools. A country that can sing together learns to work together.

THIS IS YOUR ONCE IN A GENERATION CHANCE

To move America forward and rebuild it into the country of your dreams and doing something that restores everyone's American dream overnight. Let's save America.

 

See you daily at RTDNOW.COM  My name’s Adrian, thank you for your time.

 
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Declare Independence Again
  • What are we declaring independence from? (HINT: endless runaway government that is collapsing America as we speak)

  • What is Adrian asking every American to do? (HINT: add your name, subscribe for just $1.00 per month, and tell everyone RTDNOW.COM after you hear the daily song)

  • How do I get my American dream back? (HINT: Read the RTDNOW PLAN to Save America at RTDNOW.COM)

  • When do I get my real American dream of equality and opportunity back? (HINT: Overnight as soon as you help get 100 million or more people to add their names at RTDNOW.COM)

  • What does RTDNOW cost? (Free Access always, see THE GREAT DEAL of just $1.00 per month to get all 100 songs and support the RTDNOW Movement )

  • Why should I care? I’m 12, or 18, or 25, or 35, or 45, or 55, or retired! (HINT: there won’t be any American dream or America soon if we don’t act as 1 at RTDNOW.COM. See the former USSR, see Argentina, see Greece, see not so Great Britain, etc., etc.)

 
 
LYRICS
Declare Independence Again 

Words and Music by ADRIAN

And now its time, for everyone, to declare independence again

 

Been living in a dream world, now we’re all waking up

Reality’s a nightmare, I can assure you nobody’s been at the wheel

We all have aspirations, for ourselves, and our nation

It went off track, when the population, all went slack

 

Now we’re

Living our dreams and nightmares at once, waiting for deliverance

Under dysfunctional government, waiting for deliverance

Living our dreams and nightmares at once, waiting for deliverance

Won’t you help me save America, I’m so tired of waiting

Waiting for deliverance: Declare Independence Again!

 

The value of a dollar’s dropped so far, makes you just want to holler

A quart of milk, a gallon of gas, half of us all have to budget for

Mr. President! Are you there? Congress! How much do you really care?

We’re becoming a dust bowl third world

Because you can’t make a simple plan and work together

 

Now we’re

Living our dreams and nightmares at once, waiting for deliverance

Mega Corporations keep screwing us, waiting for deliverance

Whoa living our dreams and nightmares at once, waiting for deliverance

Help me save America, I’m so tired of waiting

Waiting for deliverance: Declare Independence Again!

 

Innocence is finally lost. Oh, what a cost!

Original truths they endure, they endure because their pure

Our deliverance will come, when each one of us

Decides to act together as 1

 

There are no good reasons, to be umpteen Trillion in debt

The most productive nation ever, begging for jobs and fair weather

It’s time to awaken all Ye of little faith, we may be off track

But we haven’t lost this race, an amazing future lies right before us

When our collective will becomes harnessed

 

Living our dreams and nightmares at once, waiting for deliverance

Help me save America, waiting for deliverance

Oh, living our dreams an nightmares at once, waiting for deliverance

It’s up to all of us to lend a hand, help me save America

Waiting for deliverance, Declare Independence Again

 

I’m so tired of waiting, Declare Independence Again at RTDNOW.COM

AMERICA

We Can

Do This

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