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The Declaration of Independence should be read as a continuation of this May resolution, which prominently mentions the principle of protection and sovereignty. Willing citizens today may collaborate for comprehensive safety and security worthy of another post and a book so that each person may responsibly pursue personal interests during their brief journey in life rather than accept imposed religious-political doctrine. Institutions that cooperate for comprehensive safety and security may flourish in the USA, and dissident institutions may face constraint by statutory law.
Thus, international institutions with canon that conflicts comprehensive safety and security must have accommodation that assures believers, both domestic and foreign, observe US statutory law. It seems self evident that the Declaration became obsolete when on June 21, , nine states ratified the draft constitution for the USA. They established a nation of nine states which the four remaining free and independent states could join.
Creator-Endowed Rights – The Foundation of America’s Constitution
The ratification was a consequence, but not a purpose of the Declaration of Independence. The history is boring to some: The loyal thirteen were English colonies until , when they changed their style to states. In , they declared war for independence. In February, , the states signed a military alliance with France. France strategized and helped execute entrapment of the British at Yorktown, VA in England surrendered to France and the states. The Treaty of Paris, recognized thirteen free and independent states, naming each of them; the Continental Congress ratified it in January, The states struggled to remain a confederation, but some concluded they needed a nation.
Among reasons were 1 desire to include theism, in particular Christianity, in particular factional Protestantism, and 2 preference for governance by a confederation of states rather than by the people in their states.
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The purpose and aims of specifying the nation are in the civic agreement stated in the preamble. However, most people, encouraged by the political regimes, have neglected for years the agreement stated in the preamble. The First Congress erroneously re-established factional Protestantism by hiring congressional chaplains. Islam seems to differ from Christianity and Judaism in that it is first a political doctrine and second a religious one.
The religion clauses may be revised to promote thought, a human duty, rather than religion, an institutional imposition on the people. Political regimes revise history to advance their agenda. The people will always be divided between the willing and the dissidents to the moral agreement stated in the preamble.
Inhabitants of this land have never been uniform. Ending the African slave trade was a subject of the Frist Continental Congress as well as the Constitutional convention. The non-religious are the largest faction in the USA! They we will not yield freedom-from oppression. In other words, no one enters a public forum to disclose his or her God and consider amendment. The days of dominant public opinion beyond comprehensive safety and security may be over. National independence was accomplished on June 21, That day, government according to the preamble to the constitution for the USA was made possible: government by willing people.
When a super-majority of the people recognize the promise and power of the preamble, there may be a quiet revolution toward comprehensive safety and security according to the-objective-truth—collaboration for civic justice. We now celebrate each June 21 as Personal Independence Day. We think it is an appropriate holiday before the 4th of July, because personal independence is required for national independence without tyranny against the people.
Phil Beaver, you appear to be confused. Congress used in relation to the Constitution. I am not writing to opine on the validity of your libertarian vision for improving the political climate in the USA today. What I am saying is that your vision is NOT synonymous with the political theory that motivated the Founders. Constitution as implied by Chief Justice Marshall in Marbury v. Thank you for your comments. Your scholarship seems appreciable. I promote the preamble as it is. The constitution for the USA neither modifies nor limits the preamble. Neither government nor God limits the preamble.
It is an agreement by willing people in their states to collaborate for the goals stated in the preamble. A civic people amend the articles of the constitution as needed to remedy discovered injustice. Their religious institutions flourish. Moreover, I paraphrase the preamble with terms that motivate me to use it without losing the essence. Now there are people in 50 states and Puerto Rico wants to be the 51st.
But I want a phrase that refers to the people who collaborate for living.
Others might have a better idea. In short, we have no particular desire to be synonymous with writers, old or new. However, we work hard to write ideas scholars may understand and improve through collaboration rather than domination and ridicule Alinsky Rule No.
The world seems at a nadir of erroneous competition for dominant opinion, especially among the Abrahamic religions. I work to comprehend what the ascent might be. I think the ascent may include ideas that are made possible by American history, derived from its inspiration for independence from England. Otherwise, perhaps ascent could not be emerging in A couple of considerations might help us collaborate. First, it matters not whether a civic person is Christian, Jew, Muslim, other religious, or non-religious.
Every civic person has the best possible beliefs for him or her. This is so whether the person is young or old, well or not. Perhaps the American dream is freedom-from tyranny so that each person may acquire the liberty-to perfect his or her unique person. It is important that someone coaches each newborn to imagine perfecting their unique person. A civic people know there will always be dissenters for reasons the dissenter may or may not comprehend. Every civic religion flourishes in the privacy of minds, homes, churches, and voluntary associations that either collaborate for or cooperate with discovered, statutory justice.
I presented quite a bit to talk about and hope you are willing to collaborate. I realize you may oppose comprehensive safety and security, but your collaboration may lead to a better phrase. Phil Beaver, your posts contain a number of interesting ideas worthy of discussion. That is a common view these days, but it does not fit the prevailing view of the Founders and of the society that they lived in. At the time, atheism was considered scandalous, and deism only slightly less so. The Founders considered it of utmost importance to promote the development of virtue in the children of the community.
In their wisdom, they decided that organized religion, not government, should play a dominant role in doing this, although compulsory prayer in public schools is one example of universally practiced government support of the promotion of virtue. What do you think of the following quote citing examples of what the government should do to promote the general welfare?
The Declaration of Independence served its purpose. It is obsolete respecting comprehensive safety and security. The treaty names the thirteen independent states. Independence of the thirteen states is history. The other four states eventually ratified the preamble on agreement to amend the draft with a Bill of Rights.
The articles of the constitution have subsequently been amended 17 times after the Bill of Rights that was ratified on December 15, Otherwise, the person dehumanizes—or attempts to deify—self and takes unneeded risk. James Madison took such risks more than others. See Memorial and Remonstrance, June 8, and his thoughts on citizenship: first a person has to be a theist.
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Admission to authority beyond self does not infer that it is wrong to hope the beliefs a person pursues conform to the-objective-truth. But it admits to the possibility that God, whatever that is, has independent thoughts. That is, what a person hoped for may emerge as the unexpected. For all I know, in my immediate afterdeath I will be judged by Jesus. I am prepared for that possibility, even though I doubt it. Two persons may agree to discuss God, much as two people agree to attend a play or concert and discuss its meaning.
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However, they need to be in agreement that the purpose is to collaborate for living rather than to coerce or attempt to force opinion or proselytize the other party. Like all humans, they had the psychological power to observe that if they lied to themselves, they lied to humankind. Therefore, they are without excuse if they did not admit that each person only hoped their factional God existed.
Albert Einstein is exemplary in that he said we do not lie to each other so that we may communicate rather than to observe a divine rule. See the Einstein essay that is published at samharris. However, it is not essential for willing citizens to share regard for religion, a private interest or not, any more than regard for symphonic music, in order to collaborate for comprehensive safety and security. The American Founders followed Cicero in promoting piety as a bulwark of personal and civic virtue.
Comprehensive safety and security comes directly from the preamble to the constitution for the USA. It is amazing to me how many changes I have made since I started this practice for June 21, , now dubbed annual commemoration of Personal Independence Day, that day in when nine states had ratified the draft constitution for the USA, establishing the nation.