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  • Adamu M. Dankore 10:43 pm on January 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    What is Freedom? 

    Human beings are FREE in nature. Meaning, we survive BEST under conditions that force is absent.

    Freedom means absence of force.

    Anything that violates our freedom tends to affect our lives and our society negatively. Therefore, the aim of any society should be the elimination of force.

    The constitution of any country should be designed in such a way as to minimize force as much of possible. Countries that minimizes force (thereby increases freedom) do better than those that do the opposite.

    To that end, government should be used ONLY to protect you from being forced.

    CAUTION: Because government laws are force itself, a society must limit the function of government to only those that protect freedom. These functions translate to POLICE, DEFENSE, and COURTS. Anything beyond this infringes on freedom. For example, in Nigeria, it is not the function of government to organize JAMB, own and manage our oil, regulate marriages etc.

    Use the below principles to distinguish between what’s force and what’s not.

    For you to have freedom, the following must take place:

    1. Power to act on anything you want to do, except violating others’ rights.

    2. No one should stop you from performing such acts either by physically stopping you or threatening you with punishment or because they control what’s yours and use it to command obedience or take away your property.

    These principles must be enjoyed by every member of that society, if you don’t enjoy any of the above then your freedom is violated.

    Violation of freedom is an immoral act. Meaning it is like committing a sin. Committing such violations leads to negative consequences for the society in general.

    The easiest way for a society to fall is to continue committing these sins.

    In Nigeria, such violations are everywhere. That is why we are faced with poverty and ethnic/religious violence. These two claim the lives of Nigerians everyday.

    Can you think of ways your freedoms are violated in Nigeria, by using the above principles?

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  • Adamu M. Dankore 6:13 pm on December 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Good Leaders or Freedom? 

    Should you search for good leaders or demand freedom?

    Let me illustrate the concept of good leaders vs freedom. Lets say I am going to give you One Million Naira and these are your options:

    Option A) Give the One Million Naira to some people to use it to take care of your needs when you need it.

    Option B ) Give the money to you so you could take care of your needs yourself.

    Option (A) describes the concept of good leaders, which means you would hope to get GOOD/HONEST LEADERS who would not use your money for their personal gains but use it to take care of your needs.

    Option (B) however is the concept of freedom in which you are responsible for your needs and ALSO own the money (resources, land, oil, etc).

    When Nigerians glamour for good leaders they are clamoring for honest people to get into government and use the peoples’ resources to fulfill their needs. They are NOT looking for people who would go into government to transfer powers/resources to them (land, JAMB, NECO, oil, coal, NYSC, everything aside from police, courts and defense).

    Looking for someone to take care of you using your One Million Naira is different from looking for someone who would return your One Million Naira. Nigerians and Africans at large have and continue to look for good leaders who would manage their resources, use the resources to fund their needs. That is not freedom. That is slavery (depending on someone else’ decision/will). The good-leader arrangement eventually leads to poverty, conflicts, and deaths. We need to be looking for ANYONE who would return our freedom (our resources, powers etc).

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    For Nigerians to be free, government must own and do only a few duties. These duties should be those that PROTECT YOU from government itself and other people that would want to hurt you (minimize force)*. These are defense/border protection, police, courts, protection of our human and property rights. All these duties are geared towards protecting YOU.

    So basically, you are free to live your life the way you want it and the government would protect you to live your life. In contrast to our current system in which the government owns EVERYTHING, use those things to provide your needs (if you are rich and in government or know someone in government) leaving you at their mercy (force). This arrangement leads to poverty, conflict, and deaths.

    Each individual Nigerian would own his/her resources to provide everything else for him/herself.

    The reason why this arrangement works is because, the more a country minimizes force (governmental and non-governmental*), thereby maximizes freedom, the more prosperous and peaceful that country would be. View a government like referee/linesmen in a football game. These officials are only there to flag wrong doing. They do not participate in the actual playing of the game. This is the same with what government’s duty-to PROTECT YOU FROM HARM SO YOU COULD LIVE YOUR LIFE. Imagine if the referee is the one deciding who should win or lose and not the players themselves.

    Federal Government should provide defense/border protection, courts, and protect human/property rights. States should provide courts, police, and protect human/property rights.

    *To understand what government and non-governmental forces are please read:

    https://amdankore.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/nigerians-are-poor-because-nigerians-are-not-free/

     
  • Adamu M. Dankore 10:50 am on October 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Those who steal Nigeria’s money are not the cabals, you and I are (audio).  

    Listen why-https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/dankore/episodes/2017-10-06T22_36_28-07_00

     
  • Adamu M. Dankore 8:14 pm on September 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Nigeria’s military gave us a monster in 1999.  

    That monster is the 1999 Constitution and it has several other seeds planted like the seeds of 

    poverty, diseases and so on. 
    #truefederalism

     
  • Adamu M. Dankore 6:49 am on September 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘Nigeria is too big to be governed from the center’ 

    **The Tongue is Mightier than the Sword Audio Series**
    Caleb Yakubu joins me to support restructuring.

    Listen-

    ‘Nigeria is too big to be governed from the center’

     
  • Adamu M. Dankore 11:02 pm on September 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Freedom is what Nigerians need NOT good leaders. (Yancin kai ne abin da ‘yan Nijeriya ke buƙata BA shugabannin kirki ba.) 

     
  • Adamu M. Dankore 9:38 pm on September 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Dear Nigerians, STOP looking for good leaders, instead… 

    …look for a system that would empower you to be your own leader. That system is True Federalism. Image may contain: text

    Would you like to know how to fish (be your own leader a.k.a True Federalism)
    or depend on others for fish? (be on someone else’s mercy a.k.a the 1999 Constitution)?

     

     
  • Adamu M. Dankore 10:48 am on August 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Is Nigeria ready for True Federalism? 

    The short answer is yes. If you want to know why please keep reading. 

    Let’s say I steal your phone. I’m sure you would want your phone back, right?

    The reasons Nigerians are poor and in crisis is because the 1999 Constitution stole our freedoms. Ready why here: Nigerians are poor because Nigerians are not free.

    Now let me ask you.  

    Are you ready to get your phone back? Yes! You don’t need any special waiting period to get your phone back or do you? Nigerians are ready for True Federalism. No need to wait. 

     
  • Adamu M. Dankore 4:36 pm on August 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    You practice True Federalism everyday and you don’t know it 

    Could I come to your house confiscate your resources and replace your security (gateman/woman) with mine? Would you be happy with that? 

    Well, that’s what Nigeria’s constitution is doing to all the states on everything, unfortunately. 

    The solution is to allow residents of each state come up with their own constitution. Why? Because your house, your rules. 

    Learn what’s wrong with the 1999 Constitution. https://amdankore.wordpress.com/2017/06/03/what-is-wrong-with-the-1999-constitution/

     
  • Adamu M. Dankore 6:21 am on August 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    WHY I CAN’T GET TIRED OF SUPPORTING TRUE FEDERALISM 

    11 years ago, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai demolished my home, Kado Village Abuja, thanks to Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution. Even though the physical structure is long gone, the memories are fresh. There’s no place I rather be.

    before

    2004, credit Google Earth

    after
    recent, credit Google Earth

    Stories like mine happen across Nigeria. Government forcefully remove people from their land, in many cases brutally. This should never happened. This kind of injustice will continue to deprive people of their land, memories and loved ones unless we restructure to True Federalism.

    Support True Federalism, end this. Learn more about what’s wrong with Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution. What is Wrong with Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution?

     
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