Tuesday, September 16, 2014

8: Develop statutory justice



          Upon studying the articles and amendments to the US Constitution, an adult citizen realizes that among the preamble’s stated or implied goals is the intent to maintain the rule of statutory law. After specifying federalism and the institutions that empower the USA, a civic people provided for amendment of the articles of the Constitution. Amendment is needed whenever injustice is discovered, confirmed, remedies considered, and a best remedy identified.

Involved is not only the law but the institutions that maintain the law. Because the people have, for twelve generations, used governance under theism to suppress governance under a people, the very foundation of America is under attack by its government. The federal government is out of control, and only a people can reform it. A people has that right through amendment, but also, by simply cooperating with each other to discipline each self, the States, and the United States. Thus, while the injustice of governance under theism or any other tyranny is being discovered and debated, a people continue to uphold the law while they discipline political representatives to solve problems.
           
            There is no civic collaboration, and the people are undisciplined--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 and vice versa. The courts freely weave their web of opinions, disregarding the-objective-truth, taking advantage of a Congress which thinks legislative divinity 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 civic people may emerge. Use of the preamble and the-objective-truth could bring integrity to a factious people and empower them to discipline 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).

  Governance under theism is insidious, even though it has been used since the evolution of cultures. The culprit in the US gay marriage mess is the Congress, for citing Judeo-Christian tradition as a justification for marriage. The ethics of physics is the basis of marriage: a heritage of monogamous procreation is the route to life that preserves the dignity and equality of each child. Same-sex monogamy should be recognized with a same-sex monogamy license that does not authorize procreation.
Same-sex accommodation is a tip of an iceberg of problems twelve generations of Americans have brought on their posterity (children) by indolence regarding civic discipline of each self, State, and Union of states. My hope is to see 70% of citizens using the preamble and the ethics of physics by September 17, 2018. It would take exponential dissemination and collaboration on these ideas by individuals.
Continually developing statutory justice is a tacit goal of the preamble to the United States Constitution. The United States Constitution would empower individuals, not merely a nation.

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