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The Constitution Is America's Guiding Light

Explore the meaning of our Constitution by examining our past, sharing our present and, most importantly, designing our future.

 

I believe that the Constitution of the United States is a document inspired by God to serve as a guideline for all humanity throughout all time. 

Although spawned during an era when people owned people, and the only good Indian was a dead Indian, its inherent potential and purpose found a foothold in the hearts and minds of most Americans and began expressing its true meaing. 

Our history is a record of the unfolding of this great document and our future will be determined by our current interpretation and application of it.

It is the seed of equality and freedom, of dignity and inalienable rights for all people, and it is our duty as Americans living in these turbulent times to see that our Constitution on our watch is not diminished in any way, shape or form, but rather defended and sustained with an eye toward the future when its full potential and meaning for all people is realized.

We know where we came from, we know where we are, but what we don't know is where we will be tomorrow or 100 years from now.  It is up to us today to take responsibility for our freedom and proclaim our course for tomorrow. 

I believe that the Constitution of the United States today will one day be the Constitution of the United Countries of the World; please join the discussion and let us design tomorrow through dialogue today.

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Tumblingdie June 05, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Yes, the haves and have nots... To me the biggest insult is that most if not all of the have nots want to work and earn a decent living and would contribute to the system. The tragedy is that over time the have's have gone on living the good life while creating barriers for those willing to work and learn and at least get by with a decent life, or so it seems to a greater or lesser degree. One example is the entitlement of welfare. Welfare or its equivalent started right after the Civil War, yes over 150 years ago, to help the newly freed slaves get along as they acclimated to society; while they learned to read and write, etc. You would've thought by now welfare would've been worked out of our system, but no, its still here and people are complaining about it as if it was something President Obama started during his first 100 days in office! To me, somebody dropped the ball big time; whoever those powers that be were, need I say, did great things since that time but as the Bible says, "These things have ye done and left the others UNDONE" So don't cry about it now, like most of our major problems in this country it is hundreds of years in the making...
Tumblingdie June 05, 2012 at 05:06 PM
TVOR! I agree with the thought that if we did nothing else other than respect our neighbors and treat them as we would like to be treated we would go a long way towards creating a civil society. I think it was some young man named Jesus that said we should 'do unto others as we would have them do unto us!" And taken as a standard for human behavior it is not only a good idea but seems to part of some unknown 'universal law' I think he also said as part of that passage that, "with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured against ye in return"...to me that means that the judgment you do pass on others shall in some magic way (karma?) someday be equally passed against you, in this lifetime or the next. So, it makes very good sense to love our neighbors as ourselves, no? I’ve heard that the mills of the gods grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly fine! Without making a direct reference to a God, you/we have to admit that there are 'universal laws' at work in the universe that supersede the human laws we pass for human conduct. So, when I say that the Constitution is a document inspired by God I'm not talking specifically about a Christian God any more than I'm talking about a Hindu or Hebrew God, I'm talking about a universal consciousness which embodies a universal truth which without reference to any religion our forefathers seemed to be aware of and wrote the Constitution from that high state of awareness. But, I could be wrong...
Terry June 05, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Today is a good day to vote for Ron Paul!
TVOR June 05, 2012 at 11:28 PM
There is no doubt a huge number of things we humans are incapable of understanding. I don't much think those things are the creation of any diety, but they are nontheless just as puzzling to our primitive brains.
Tumblingdie June 06, 2012 at 12:04 AM
Oh yes it is!

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