Upon studying the articles and amendments to the US Constitution, an adult citizen realizes that among the preamble’s nine stated or implied goals is the intent to maintain the civil order, or the rule of law. After specifying the governance and the institutions that empower it, a people provided for amendment of the articles and amendments of the Constitution. Amendment is needed whenever injustice is discovered, confirmed, remedies considered, and a best remedy identified.
There is no cooperation, and the people are indolent about it--divided into factions. The federal administration states that the legislative branch is dysfunctional and therefore the President will do what he wants to solve problems, according to his administration. But after such boasting, he always runs into the problem of funding. The Congress says it is dysfunctional because the other party will not compromise: Republicans won't do what the Democrats want. The courts freely weave their web of opinions, disregarding the ethics of physics, taking advantage of a Congress which thinks legislative theism will survive forever. Machiavelli wrote that the people in a theism don’t care how they are governed. But the theism that dominated America is in decline: a people may emerge. Use of the preamble and the ethics of physics could bring integrity to a factious people and empower them to govern the government: give it major direction and require it to get the job done. This point is influenced by Kirby Goidel in his book, America's Failing Experiment, 2014. Goidel seems to suggest that religious issues squash even economic viability (page 88).
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