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Milesians try to apply these
Eight Principles to our lives!


More Details of Principle One  Honour life

More details for Principle Two Accept responsibilities and be               accountable for our acts
More details for Principle Three  Obey all laws of our land

More details for Principle Four  Dilligently search for truth
            and apply it to our society
More details for Principle Five  Ascertain guilt or innocence
            based on truth
More details for Principle Six  Do not profit from anguish or
             ignorance
 Comfort those in need

 Seek justice for all

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“When we take God
out of the commandments
we learn to honour each other.”

 Anton Kozlik (1938— )

Founder of The Milesians

One

Honour life


This principle alone can govern and guide us more than all the words spoken by all the religions in history.
    We accept no agenda that would have us compromise this principle. We do not believe in the supernatural and do not grant any special considerations to those who do.
    We believe an act that dishonours life should incur a retribution directly in proportion to the act. Honouring life means that we will not take a life, but we do endorse unlimited encarceration.
    Honouring life starts with knowledge and truth.

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“Responsibility without accountability
is virtue denied!”

 Anton Kozlik (1938 - )

Founder of The Milesians


Accept responsibilities
and be accountable for our acts


First, we have to accept that, despite contemporary usage, “responsibility” and “accountability” have different definitions.
    “If you spilled the milk, you are responsible for spilling the milk!” The act of cleaning up the spill is an act of accountability— a term borrowed from the accounting practices where balancing the books defines the task. Irresponsible actions, therefore, demand a "balancing of accounts" where the individual(s) responsible performs appropriate actions to compensate for their “irresponsibility”. Milesians also accept “accountability” for other people's actions by recognizing and rewarding those responsible for doing good things. In other words, the accounting process shouldn't wait until the good person enters an “afterlife”. Milesians believe we should be present to receive our rewards.
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“Laws are like clothes. They should be made
to fit the people they are meant to serve.”

Clarence Darrow (1857—1938)

American lawyer

Obey all laws of our land

Understanding laws of our land is simple. They are well documented. Understanding why laws exist and agreeing with them is more difficult. Many laws have been invoked that not only reflect the concerns of our lawmakers, but also their prejudices, ignorances, biases and personal "beliefs".
    Regardless, Milesians obey all laws of their land. They are also active in changing those laws that fail to serve "all" the people. For example, "we the people" has an important meaning for Americans, but few realize that when it was first penned, it did not include women, black people, native peoples, slaves, or those who did not own property. The following 100 years proved this point.
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“If a thousand old beliefs
were ruined in our search for truth
we must still march on.”

Demosthenes (364-322 BC)

Greek orator


Diligently search for truth
and apply it to our society

Applying this principle is one of a Milesian's biggest challenges since the falsehoods that confront them are the essence of modern life. Society is not as concerned with truth as it is with the appearance of truth. A choice of silence, while others lie, condones falsehoods.
     Every day, falsehoods supported by ignorance, apathy or complicity by governments, business, educators, religions — even by families — challenges Milesians. Society's fanaticism for rewarding an appearance of truth — or innocence — has promoted an industry devoted to looking good — while being bad.
     Regardless, Milesians will “march on.”

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“Success has a great tendency to conceal and
throw a veil over evil deeds of men.” 

Demosthenes (364-322 BC)

Greek orator


Ascertain guilt or innocence
based on truth

Arriving at truth can be difficult but valid conclusions require truth. Unfortunately, as Daniel Goleman states, "when we are impotent to accept or change a reality, we just eliminate it from our view. Our objective is to find comfort in what we choose to recognize."
     Truths get buried using this process and victims are created — the innocent who are presumed guilty — and victims of the guilty who are further frustrated in their search for justice. Milesians diligently search for truth before ascertaining guilt or innocence.


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“The innocence that feels no risk and is taught
no caution, is more vulnerable than guilt,
and oftener assailed.”

Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806-1869)

American poet and journalist


Do not profit from anguish or ignorance

Most anguish can be directly attributed to ignorance of the sufferers or their caretakers. For centures, the “knowing” have exploited the “ignorant”. Fruits of this process have created most empires, religions, governments, and other forms of power. The powerful promote “faith-based belief” by encouraging the “ignorant” to reject “truth” without the “ignorant” realizing that this process perpetuates their ignorance. Noam Chomsky states, “The powerful are exempt from moral principles.” Recent advances in technology make it possible to address this ignorance, but doing so requires more than administering the Three R’s. Milesians endavour to educate society, particularly in those truths needed to overcome or eliminate “anguish”.

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“To commiserate is sometimes more than to give,
for money is external to a man’s self,
but he who bestows compassion
communicates his own soul.”

William Mountford (1816-1885)

English American Unitarian Clergyman


Comfort those in need

We recognize a difference between "need" and "want", and then proceed to do our best for those in need-and everyone needs to be loved, hugged, respected, and heard. They also need food, shelter, and safety. Milesians not only join with others to address these needs with the necessary commodities, but also seek to alleviate human suffering with the oft-neglected but much-needed camaraderie. We see our task as filling their tummies, removing their fears, and singing them to sleep-without prejudice.
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“Principle is a passion for truth and right .”

William Hazlitt (17781830)

English critic and author


Seek justice for all


To dispense justice requires that we overcome obstacles in order to pursue our first seven principles. This process requires passion. When others create obstacles to our search for justice, truth and right, it is most often out of a misguided loyalty — loyalty to a history, to associates, to clans, to nations, and to families. Subsequently, the journey to truth may be painful, but it is the only path to justice for all.

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