Thursday, July 7, 2016

9/15/16 Presentation text

Third Annual Constitution Day Celebration
Thursday, September 15, 2016, Baton Rouge, LA
Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd
7:00 PM until 9:30 PM
Sponsored by Citizens for A Civic People of the United States

A promising civic conversation
Collaborate for broadly-defined civic safety and security (BDCSS);
real-no-harm (RNH) the only “axe to grind.”
RNH spirituality a precious, private practice rather than civic.

Communicate for BDCSS rather than form political power.
- Voluntary civic collaboration using the preamble.
- Civic guidance according to the indisputable facts of reality.
Continually better future for personal posterity (PP) and self:
PP is children, grandchildren and beyond.

Meeting plan
Take a blog card; sign-in; if you want to.
In PowerPoint presentation, we review the current theory.
The review takes 30 minutes.
For private focus, participants read, mostly.

Next, writers present modern preamble statements.
Then, we clarify and collaborate about A Civic People (ACP).

A Civic People (ACP) is:
A people, first, personally private then civically connected, both
directly and indirectly; living personal lives in the same land;
assuring safety and security in life, liberty and assets;
using the literal preamble to the constitution for the USA;
utilizing the indisputable facts of reality (TIFR) to
collaborate for civic morality, beyond opinion-based law.
RNH religions flourish in privacy of closets, kitchens & churches.
Willing persons enjoy private liberty with civic morality-PLwCM:
A way of living that is inviting to children & children to be born.
We can make this achievable, better future happen!

How ACP collaborate for civic morality
       A speaker explicitly shares both a civic concern and grounded proposals for the future and then becomes attentive listener.
       Listeners consider the speaker’s words and statements to clarify and comprehend. Listeners respond. Often, listeners’ experiences and observations require the speaker to listen.
       The collaborators create, together, a useful idea. They explore any credible future and perhaps commit to work for reform.
       Participants collaborate for both serenity in private pursuits and civic morality for living. The tools for civic collaboration are connectedness, the preamble and TIFR.

Civic life rather than social imposition
  1. A civic person upholds precious privacy yet collaborates for moral human connections, both direct and indirect, in both planned and chance moments in the same space-time: x,y,z,t.
  2. Civic living empowers real-no-harm (RNH) conduct, for civil law and both in military regulations and in religious privacy.
    1. A civic people cultivate and practice RNH behavior
    2.  W/O the objective truth, RNH personal opinion flourishes
  3. “Private” denotes either a person or a factional group: class, church, or corporate entity; some persons effect real-harm
  4. “Public” consists of both ACP and harmful persons.
  5. “Civic-minded” implies concern for the public good.
  6. 6. a. “Civil” refers to citizens who are both law abiding and civic  
     and work to reform real-harm legal opinion--injustice.
      b. “Civil” as “polite” is opinionative.
  1. “Civilized” is opinionative unless the civic bedrock is TIFR, understood through physics; mass, energy and space-time.
  2. Democracy or majority vote that opposes TIFR invites woe.
9. “Social” implies association by preference, class or imposition.
   Past, classical-liberal thought focused on the good for society.
    Perhaps “society” inescapably detracted from the civic good.
9.       However, civic society empowers private liberty.

“Nature” emerged from physics
       The Declaration of Independence cited nature and nature’s
       god to motivate military opposition to the king’s Trinity.
       Draft-constitution signers voided the nature-god duality and
       replaced the British monarchy with a democratic-republic.
       But the 1st Congress instituted prayer to Protestant gods and the USA still cultivates Blackstone: English common law.
       Discoveries inform us that “nature” came from physics:
o   Physics emerged 13.8 billion years ago (bya)
o   Life on Earth emerged 3.8 bya.
o   Discoveries negate some god theories but do not negate the god hypothesis. Those are TIFR.

All things emerge when? 1 of 2
(With slavery as example of physics-based morality)
1)      Physics (energy, mass & space-time) emerged 13.8 billion years ago (ya); from what? Humankind may never know.
a)      Since then, everything else emerges from physics
b)      Cosmos, inorganic chemistry and Earth emerged
2)      Biology and life on earth emerged 3.8 billion ya
a)      Placental mammals 65 million ya
b)      Homo species 2.8 million ya
3)      Mankind, 200,000 ya: opinion, cultures, & politics
a)      Monotheism and slavery (physics of chains, whips, brutality, rape and burdens) 4,000 ya
b)      Factional Christianity adopted slavery 1,700 ya
c)       Magna Carta; English, opinion-based law 800 ya
d)      Traditional black church 258 ya
e)      The preamble to the constitution for USA 229 ya
f)       The Civil War: CSA, “more erroneous” white Christians waged war with white Christians 155 ya
g)      Liberation theology—victimization theory 57 ya
h)      Physics-based civic morality 1 ya

The nature-god duality
1)      Discovery has not negated the god hypothesis: Perhaps physics emerged from a god.
2)      Humankind created competitive god theories perhaps 100 thousand ya. Some god theories err. Some religions weaken human mutual-appreciation.
3)      Opinion may seem liberating, until humankind discovers related emergences from physics. Each person learns from personal experience and observations. For example, sacrificing humans to gain a god’s civic favor doesn’t work in this world: Humankind constrains brutality.
4)      It seems doubtful that a god caused biology--life on earth (3.8 bya), but that fact of reality is not known
5)      Civic morality, especially safety and security, are best served when persons employ TIFR or physics, discovered by humankind, yet understood by personal experience. Causing real harm is civically immoral, regardless of conflicting religious morals.
6)      ACP rely on TIFR more than opinion to collaborate for civil morality—law; ACP holds spiritual morals as precious, private concerns.
A personal preamble by/for Phil Beaver
A civic people  routinely, voluntarily,
collaborate for connected morality in each and all of
continuity (for self, children, grandchildren, etc.)
integrity (both reliability and wholeness)
justice (take right action first and always)
fidelity (uphold human obligations)
defense (protect against harmful persons)
prosperity (earn real living with time for civics)
privacy (establish & pursue precious personal goals)
lawfulness (conform to law and reform injustice)
and cultivate the constitution for the USA.

Semantics discovered in this work
  1. Civic connections encompass RNH social associations.
  2. The preamble a civic rather than secular sentence.
  3. Physics is energy, mass and space-time: science is a study.
  4. The physics of slavery: chains, whips, brutality and abuse.
  5. Science is the study of reality: religion is a construct about an imagination or a possibility.
  6. Priest-politician civic partnership (Machiavelli, Chapter XI); political regimes come and go, but priests remain.
  7. Gullibility, the first deadly sin seems constrained by humility.
  8. TIFR rebuff democracy, which is opinion-based injustice.
  9. ACP collaborate for education rather than political power.

Summary, indications from BR civic collaboration
  1. The law-of-the-land is unfortunately opinion-based: the supreme Court opines about mutable opinionated law.
  2. The people do not tolerate opinion as bedrock civic morality.
  3. Opinion’s progeny also not the civic bedrock.
a)      Religious, hopes, personally precious as they may be
b)      Democracy
  1. We know these statements from 228 years’ USA practice.
  2. The people represented by the preamble want public security. Their ethical, civic practice is to secure life, liberty and assets during life and for personal posterity.
  3. In personal privacy, physics seems bedrock for civic morality.

A modern, personal preamble
for collaboration
The Writers

In a theory for civic morality, a private people humbly collaborate, using the preamble for coordination and physics (the indisputable facts of reality) for mediation.
Remaining time for questions or comments to clarify as well as collaborate, which is also planned for the future.

Further Collaboration
Sign email-list for copy of the presentation,
updated after this meeting.
On the list, consider a weekly or monthly-meeting;
If you want, propose a day, place, and week;
collaborate to effect A Civic People of Baton Rouge.
Challenge for the next meeting:
with a wonderful world, so well-represented by the people in America, why are citizens so alienated?

All pages are copyrighted July 7, 2016 by Phillip R. Beaver to protect his right to express these collaborative ideas again. Ideas may be shared on permission. The essential theory is: A civic people can live RNH private lives, candidly using the preamble to the constitution for the USA and physics-based ethics; each member collaborates to achieve private liberty with civic morality—PLwCM. The theory, lived with my wife, Cynthia, and family, and discussed continually with Kishon Seth, Henry Soniat and other friends, advanced first with Hugh Finklea and Holly Beaver with the National Anthem sung by Rebekah Beaver on Ratification Day, 6/21/14; 9/17 with Dennis Eilers, Joyce Murray, and Mona Sevilla. Mint Marionneaux 10/26; Kelley Young 12/11. Brij Mohan, Prem Mohan, Gordon Hughmark, Satish Verma, and Shawn Hanscom 12/15/14; Diana Dorroh 1/29/15; Daniel Liebeskind 3/7; Dona Bean 3/18; BR Freethinkers Katherine Shurik, Chad Harelson, Doug Johnson, Mark Logan, Richard Martin, Ron Sammonds, Tom Hannie, Elizabeth Johnson and Roger Alexander, 4/8; Austin Guidry 4/19; Rich 5/13; Alex Townsend 6/20; Rebekah Beaver 7/20; Jay Vicknair 7/29; Jacob Irving 8/6; Anna Fogle 9/14; Erick Martin 9/14/2015. Bob Souvestre 2/2/16; Shahed Khan 2/29; David Earle 4/19; Kate Gladstone 5/17; Joyce Goldner 6/21; Hughmark again 6/30/16. The revised text from each library discussion was transmitted to participants and Mary Stein, EBRP Library Director. Contributors are gratefully acknowledged.
Citizens for A Civic People of the United States, Baton Rouge
Revised on July 7, 2018