The founders of the United States republic were aware of their legacy, of founding a new type of society, free from the control of a system of empire. It was that system of empire which had controlled all of civilization for thousands of years, and was a greater threat to the Americans during their revolution, than the cannons pointed at Boston harbor.
The Crisis continues in the Gulf, with BP still on the loose. Nuclear physicist Dr. Milo D. Nordyke is the leading U.S. expert on peaceful nuclear explosions. He is a scientist emeritus of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and a veteran of the U.S. Operation Plowshare program for peaceful use of nuclear explosions.
Alan Greenspan released the pamphlet "Rethinking Glass-Steagall", declaring his hatred of FDR's insight into the nation-state principle. Greenspan had unique insight on how to destroy this idea, and did exactly this.
The BP crisis in the Gulf beckons the United States to exert it's National Sovereignty, by taking control of the situation; by expropriating BP's North American operation.
The world is operating as if on a tightrope, and although Jacques Cheminade is one candidate in one nation among many of the world, his actions for a Glass-Steagall for Europe, and the creation of a credit system, toward multi-generational physical development, are part of what could be a new future for mankind in a world of sovereign republics.