Updated: Oct 9
By Stephanie A. Stradford and Eric Stradford, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired
AMWS, October 9, 2023 Lesotho – Generation Alpha believers took one step closer to achieving #NoPoverty2030. Motivated by calls for austerity in church government spending, their Generation Z trustees are examining historic “trust issues” on their way to achieving United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 1. #NoPoverty2030 declares justice in accountability for our charitable gestures.
One might define “austerity” as “extreme plainness and simplicity of style or appearance.” A government can give more by wanting less.
One might demonstrate austerity through cross-generational examination of complex issues. One such issue before an historically disadvantage ecclesia government is the question, “What happened to a $100 million preacher pension fund?” Any of 2.4 billion believers could know where the money is and where it can be found by simply asking the trustee.
Today, more than ever, accountability is critical in governments, for-profit, non-profit, and social relationships. Youth Achievers USA Institute, a 501c3 public charity, is developing accountability programs to help children grow up less poor. Partners agree, there is no shortage of resources to achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 1 of 17.
However, there has been a shortage of resourcefulness. A paradigm shift from general accounting to government accountability challenges traditional norms about bookkeeping. But, unlike the case of the missing preacher pension fund, there must be trust. As a noun, a “trust” is a fiduciary relationship between a trustor, trustee and beneficiary. The key to accountability is in the character of the trustee.
“In the spirit of the original Free African Society,” FAS2 attempted to file its “Case for Stolen Peoples’ Equity” June 12, 2024. After an ex-parte conference with a local #CommunityCourtJudge, trustees for the plaintiff appealed to Historically Disadvantaged America’s oldest ecclesia government. According to the Judicial Council for the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the trustee for a replicable World Bank Trust as established under the Free African Society, “does not comply with the filing requirements for an appeal or declaratory decision. As such, your matter is not properly before the AME Judicial Council and cannot be considered.”
The next appeal for declarative judgement establishes authority for two or more of 2.4 billion believers as economic beneficiaries of a replicable reparations trust. It is simply a declaration of “NoPoverty2030 as #MissionPossible, under the kingdom authority of #TheKingofKings.
On the way to #KwanzaaCourt, an emerging virtual venue is valuing #Umbuntu as a Generally Acceptable Accountability Principal (G.A.A.P.). An unresolved dispute over a $100 million lost preacher pension is pending before S. THOMAS ANDERSON UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE. Standing for recovery of an asset establishes a Matthew 6:19-24 precedence concerning trusteeship.
In 1921, as domestic terrorists destroyed some 600 Black Wall Street businesses in Tulsa, Ok, the United States created the “GAO” or “General Accounting Office.” That year, the Budget and Accounting Act transferred auditing responsibilities, accounting, and claims functions from the Treasury Department to a new agency. GAO is independent of the executive branch, with a broad mandate to investigate how federal dollars are spent. This federal action was necessitated by the unprecedented accumulation of wealth by formerly enslaved Free Africans.
Prior to 1921, and since, accounting professionals tracked income and expense numbers to ensure accountability for internal revenue. Small business, nonprofit and trust clients require certified auditing to qualify for government contracting. Most small businesses don’t generate enough profit to pay an accountant. They apply for small business loans to pay contractors and employees, and the behavior perpetuates a constantly evolving national debt.
Effective July 7, 2004, the GAO's legal name was changed from the General Accounting Office to the Government Accountability Office. The change, which better reflects the modern professional services organization GAO has become, is the most visible provision of the GAO Human Capital Reform Act of 2004, Pub. L. 108-271, 118 Stat. 811 (2004).
GAO requested $810.3 million for FY 2023, an increase of $91.1 million (12.7 percent) over the enacted FY 2022 level. GAO also requested the use of $61.0 million in offsets and supplemental appropriations.
The work of GAO is done at the request of congressional committees or subcommittees or is statutorily required by public laws or committee reports, per GAO’s Congressional Protocols. GAO provides Congress, the heads of executive agencies, and the public with timely, fact-based, non-partisan information that can be used to improve government and save taxpayers billions of dollars.
The U.S. GAO has not been asked to conduct audits specifically focused on the status of SDG implementation. As a reflection on “government accountability,” GAO has yet to report on the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to achieve #NoPoverty2030.
Through audits and consistent with its mandates and priorities, the U.S. GAO conducts work that can help U.S. policymakers understand progress, monitor implementation, and identify improvement opportunities across the full set of the SDGs and the nation’s development efforts.
In a more perfect union, elected officials are accountable to the citizens. Each citizen is accountable for a “government of the people and by the people…” To date, the United States Congress has failed to declare #NoPoverty2030 and the President of the United States has failed to decree, by Public Law, #NoPoverty2030 as #MissionPossible. A modest $100 million demonstration prioritizes S.324 - STOP Neglected Diseases of Poverty Act as, “in the interest of national security.”