Gone Green is very active in the social solutions in the world today and we take a very active role in the political arena. Our Social Solutions summarized into three categories:
– Restore The Constitution
– Promote Individual Liberty
– Protect Our Civil Liberties
Social Justice: Our Definition
Our definition of Social Justice is the preservation of individual liberty and the protection of the inalienable rights of every single individual in the world.
This must be understood as something that can only be achieved by individuals. We believe our rights are given to us by the force in the universe that created everything.
The smallest unit in a society is the individual him or herself. This is where justice and injustice begins and ends. It is our belief that every single individual has certain inalienable rights that cannot be infringed upon by another person, institution or government.
As societies, (which are nothing more than collectives of individuals), we believe that in order for these rights to be protected, governments may be instituted in the form of a Constitutional Republic that outlines to the best of its ability the framework of these rights and protects the encroachment of the government itself and other individuals from ever impeding on these rights.
In essence, the entire role of government is the protection of these rights. The government must serve as nothing more than a guardian of these rights and a way to rectify when these rights are infringed upon. These rights are not given to the individual by this document or the government, but rather are declared and recognized by this document that there are certain inalienable rights that shall not be infringed upon. This document and these inalienable rights must be considered the highest law of the land and nothing can transcend these rights.
Social Justice: The Work We Are Doing
Although the most important issue in Social Justice is our civil liberties and the threat to the very foundation of our Republic by unjust, unconstitutional laws.
The work that we are currently involved with is primarily with the criminal justice system in America. The fact that America has the largest prison population in the world, not only quantitatively but also as a percentage of our population is completely out of control.
We hope to develop programs to fund organizations and political candidates looking to get rid of these highly immoral laws. In the meantime, we are also looking to help another large, looming Social Justice issue that has been growing in our country for decades.
Qualitatively speaking, there is a large culture of crime, drugs, and gangs in America which is clearly a symptom of other unjust laws and policies.
We are working to both treat the symptoms and eliminate the cause.
The work we are currently doing to treat the symptom is with an organization called Return to Honor that specifically deals with the issues of formerly incarcerated people reintegrating back into society.
Don Kirchner, the founder of Return to Honor aspires to turn prisons into institutions of education and we support him fully in that journey and will do everything in our power to help him or anyone else who has the same vision to attain that goal. To further our support to Return To Honor, we try to hire eligible former offenders whenever possible in effort to give them a second chance in the world today.
We also have a Music Recording Label (Gone Green Records). We believe that music is what keeps people inspired and connected. By making good music, with a positive message we hope to inspire many more people to create positive social change as well. To learn more about Gone Green Records and our featured artist Ben Steezy and his music visit: http://www.bensteezy.com