Dick Rowland, founder of the Grassroot Institute, spoke with Dr. Keli’i Akina, as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI on Maui, and KKNE on Oahu.
“The Declaration of Independence is not amendable… it gives us some immutable values that never change,” Dick began, explaining the source of his inspiration, “The Declaration gives the purpose, it gives the vision for the United States of America. Also, it was overpoweringly important in the entire world because it expressed these values for the first time in an official document.”
“The first value is that the individual is supreme, and the individual forms government, government does not form the individual,” said Dick, “No human being, fallible as we are, should ever be in absolute power. The bigger you get, the smaller the government can be, and the smaller the government will get.”
Dick continued to discuss the free market, and how it functions to give people the greatest individual liberties through the “voting” power of the dollar. “In the free market, the customer is king… that’s the only way that it can work,” explained Dick, “What you’re doing has to be of service to people, a positive service, or else you’ll go out of business.”
Listen to the full interview here: