The Foundation Credo — Our View of the Frontier, Part 4 of 4

The Foundation Credo — Our View of the Frontier, Part 4 of 4

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The Foundation Credo — Our View of the Frontier

Part 4 0f 4

The Foundation Credo – Our View of the Frontier Part 4 of 4

Message Copyright 1995, Rick N. Tumlinson

Credo Copyright 1989, Space Frontier Foundation

This message is the fourteenth in a series of Foundation essays designed to inform the Internet public about the incredible possibilities awaiting us in space.

Here is the Credo one last time:

“The Space Frontier Foundation is an organization of people dedicated to opening the Space Frontier to human settlement as rapidly as possible.

Our goals include protecting the Earth’s fragile biosphere and creating a freer and more prosperous life for each generation by using the unlimited energy and material resources of space.

Our purpose is to unleash the power of free enterprise and lead a united humanity permanently into the Solar System.”

The Foundation believes that governments don’t open frontiers, people do. It is free enterprise which gives individuals the power to realize their dreams. Free enterprise is how our global civilization was built. But we are restricted from space by exorbitant, government driven launch costs, confusing and restrictive regulations and a monopolistic “We’ll do it for you.” attitude in government.

It is time to let the proverbial “thousand flowers” bloom on the High Frontier. Governments must move from “doing space” for people, to enabling the people to do there what they do best — generating and trying out new ideas which create wealth. Then and only then will there be an explosion of human activity on the frontier. And just as in other frontier eras throughout history, a new renaissance will sweep the human domain, as new ideas, art forms and even social institutions begin to flood in from the endless frontier.

The children of Earth will have hefted themselves out of the cradle, working together based on their own survival and self interests, while expressing their own individuality through the millions of different activities of a new human society. This is what frontiers are all about..

This is our credo, and one interpretation of what it means. But it is our actions to achieve this vision that are important.

Join us!

To join the Space Frontier Foundation send $25 ($35 Overseas) to:

Space Frontier Foundation

16 First Avenue

Nyack, NY 10960

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