The Promissory Note Project

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The Problem  

Most specifically addressed in this series? Pernicious “race issues” that continue to plague the country and the multiple divisive issues that have grown from them. Most have strong opinions, but few if any know how to solve these issue. We know.

-Pervasive misinterpretation and subsequent misuse of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. Ignorance of the law i.e. the Civil Rights Act (CRA) of 1866 producing plethora of symptoms that threaten the very existence of the republic.
-Persistent division among American citizens pushed by enemies, both foreign and domestic that wish to destroy the country. 

The Opportunity 

We believe the United States didn’t arrive here overnight and that this division has an actual root cause that can be found, hidden in plain sight, in our history. The founding fathers and framers of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution gave us “…a republic, if you can keep it” (Benjamin Franklin). The foundational documents of this republic were and are what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called, “…a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.” We are a self-correcting republic if we but follow its laws. We at the Promissory Note Project believe a very simple truth: A problem cannot actually be solved until it is correctly identified. Like any other family in crisis, one thing we can ALL do is go back into our history, no matter how unpleasant or imperfect, find where we got off track and apply the proper remedy. And that is exactly what we sought to do. 

We followed the evidence and it led us to one of the most misunderstood, usurped and abused amendments, the 14th, and its progenitor, the CRA of 1866. 

 Because there has never been a full understanding and proper administration of this law as originally intended, it has gradually created the unwieldy, untenable situation that exists for ALL Americans today. And we can prove it. While our primary audience is that of the descendants of chattel slavery and Jim Crow survivors, this message is for ALL Americans, especially the rising generation.

The Solution 

The Promissory Note Project, is an educational video series with an eye singular to the healing of the country through teaching and sharing historical information that is both meaningful and relevant to the aforementioned challenges and how it impacts us today. By viewing American History through the lens of Divine Providence, we can clearly see that our divided history has not served us at all, that it has indeed worked against us. Because of its sensitive nature and the volatile, divisive climate that exists in the country today, this can only withstand opposition if created and voiced by the Americans for whom the CRA of 1866 and the 14th Amendment were written: The descendants of chattel (human property) slaves and survivors of Jim Crow. This is our story to tell. This is our opportunity to stand for the republic whose ideals may have been originally withheld from us but, 150 years later, are STILL legally ours to claim and defend. This is our nation and birthright citizenship to save…and in so doing, defend the bedrock upon which this republic was constructed. 

The Team That Will Execute the Solution 

Theodore “Ted” Hayes, III of Los Angeles, California 

o Civil Rights Advocate 

o Veterans Advocate 

o Homeless Activist 

o Founder of the Dome Villages and Justiceville, USA 

o Chief Contributor and Visionary of the Promissory Note Project

Robin W. O’Bannon, Technical Sergeant (Retired), USAF of Chandler, Arizona 

o Decorated, Gulf War Veteran, United States Air Force 

o Leadership Instructor, Consultant and Coach 

o Founder of W.O.C. LLC and d/b/a/ First Things Coaching Services

o Writer, the Promissory Note Project

Why We Need Your Contribution

To pay for products and services directly related to production, filming, distribution and promotion of the initial educational video series as a gift to the citizens of this republic: 

• Professional Videography, Studio and Web Design services 

o Script Copyrighting 

o Filming and post-production 

o Photo Shoot(s) 

o Studio Creation

o Domain purchase and registration 

o Web design, platform creation and management 

• Marketing/Promotional/Commemorative Materials 

o Professional Marketing Consultation Services 

o Logo Production 

 o Federal Trademark Registration protections 

o Facebook/Twitter/Instagram Boosts 

o Commemorative Coins (Die and Cast) and Certificates 

6. What Happens if Meet our Funding Goal?

Without funds, the work is at a standstill and we are restricted by what comes from our own personal budgets, we have experienced multiple delays so far. With help we can continue on our current proposed schedule to produce this work: 

• 11/01/2018 – Press Release; Coin order submitted

• 12/01/2018 – Release of initial Promissory Note Videos via Promissory Note web page; Rewards delivered to contributors 

Result After the Project is Complete 

Our initial target audience in Phase I of the project is descendants of chattel slavery and Jim Crow survivors.    It seems odd to say, but the presentation of history without the division commonly seen today (i.e. Black History) produces a uniquely powerful perspective.  It explains how we ended up here and how we can avoid making similar mistakes in the future.  It is not just for some Americans, but for ALL Americans.  We also believe that once this body of work is completed, we will be seen as a reliable source for information and solutions that can be trusted. Interest and support generated by/reception of and demand for the completed program will let us know if it is prudent to proceed with Promissory Note as a non-profit or as a business. Either way, our vision includes 2 more phases for the project as an ongoing series addressing other root causes that plague the nation and recommendations for citizens regarding the action(s) they can take in helping and influencing this republic to reach its magnificent potential as originally intended for generations to come. 

• PHASE II – Speaking engagements for the execution team to personally share their stories and experiences while producing and developing the project and further explanations of the lessons introduced in the project. Primary focus will be on individuals and their communities and churches.

• PHASE III – Further formal curriculum development that promotes a culture of “self-education” through multiple platforms (i.e. Web/digital, audio, book, etc…). We believe the most effective order for this is, individual citizens first, communities and churches second and all others third.
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Still some creative work to be done before the website is ready, but what I have seen so far is, in two words? Elegant and Beautiful! We will see after the weekend if we can get some screenshots to share with you! Robin
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On Tuesday we meet with our web designer to see what our vehicle/site looks like for the first time. It is amazing what is taken into consideration. Colors, fonts, borders and information placement. They all matter to the consumer in ways I couldn't possibly consider. So grateful to have young and gifted entrepreneur Jacob Naasz on our team! Has he fulfilled our vision for this part of the project? Is he psychic? Or just plain good? Well I have personally seen the wireframe and as we contine to work closely with Jake, I have great confidence he will deliver a beautiful webpage!

We'll find out next week. Stay tuned!
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Tomorrow evening, March 25th 2018, our very own Ted Hayes will be on the Bill Cunningham nationwide radio broadcast discussing, among other powerful subjects, The Promissory Note Project!


Also on deck: It looks as though the Promissory Note Project website, which will be our content vehicle, goes into application testing on Monday the 26th which means it could be ready for launch by Friday the 30th!
Stay Tuned!
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