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.
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).
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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