Statements of Belief:
(1) Devine Intelligent and Intentional Design began Evolution and has always been part of Evolution.
(2) Everything, that is not Devine Pattern, Evolves.
Question: Is there a Devine Pattern for The Ideal Constitution?
Speculation: It seems like The Way Of Governance For CREATION is a Triple Autocracy…Male, Female and that which comes from the Male and Female.
Speculation: It seems like that which came First is the Best…The Ideal.
Question: Did this “First Came” too, Evolve? Or did it come as “PERFECT”?
Speculation: It seems like to first establish PERFECTION IN CREATION is a GOOD IDEA, because then We have an IDEAL to try and see and strive for…in Our Evolution.
Of course We cannot “see” this IDEAL OF PERFECTION, but We are endowed with Instincts and Intuitions that help Us discover the “Stepping Stones Of More and Better” that guides Us in the Right Direction toward PERFECTION as We Evolve and find Our Way back to “First Source and Center”. (an assumption that comes from Our (My) Intuition and what We understand of the High Teachings of Jesus and The Urantia Book.)
Question: If you were CREATOR, would you let your Creations rule Itself? Especially if the CREATIONS were less able to CREATE? (“Less” meaning not able to CREATE at all? Here CREATION means “Something from Nothing”, “Nothing” means the non-place of opportunity that triggered the Potentiality of the Beginning of FIRST SELF… that which precedes THOUGHT in/of CREATION. The Potentiality and FIRST SELF entered from THE ALLNESS.
Speculation: Until We are able to research the answers to these questions, We will have to rely on “Sense Making”, in order to arrive at some useful Thesis in the Management Of Our Affairs in Life…On Urth. It seems obvious that this Responsibility has been left to Us to do. As exercises in Our Progress In Evolution. The “Doing” of the “Thinking”.
So. Here We are. Individuals in various stages of Agreement about how We practice Living.
Speculation: I guess this is where Constitutions come in. Where the My Thoughts joins Your Thoughts to become Our Thoughts… about Things…and the ways to do things.
Speculation: To some degree, We seem to derive a sense of satisfaction and security, from Others Agreeing with Us.
Historical Fact: The first “Constitutions” On Urth were verbal agreements. Verbal Agreements about the best ways to Think about and Do Things. Human Beings were the first constitutions. We followed, in various degrees, Other Humans. Some worth following, some not.
Speculation: The First Constitutions were edicts of law from authority Individuals. Based on “Because I Said So Principles”. “Because I said so”, was the beginning of the long journey to written constitutions.
I propose that “Because We Say So” is the logical continuance of Governance of the Group. “We Say So” is the Evolution of Democracy, as a way of governance. I would say a “Better Way Of Governance”…where We take responsibility for Ourselves…as Individuals and as a Group.
Speculation: Constitutions were no more and no less, than verbal traditions that began when “Sonta En” (“Fonta”) said no (as authority) to a two fisted grab for meat off the spit. Then She made it understood as to why this must be. It just seemed rude to fill two fists with meat when there were still others, in the Family) that did not have one fist full yet. It just didn’t seem fair, to Her Good instincts, for this to happen. Morality was being taught.
For over 990,000 years, these verbal traditions, as to “Right” and “wrong” (Morality) were Humanity’s Constitutions…Our verbal guidance stories…some more Moral than others.
What Humans learned in Life guided Us in the doing of Better Ways (and worse ways) and this guidance (when it was heeded) constituted the Ideas and states of Our Evolution. Its been a mighty rough road to travel.
Now, these Constitutional Ways, We do things, informs Us the Right Way We should Live.
In Our Times now, this taught Morality can be found in Verbal traditions (spoken and sung), on stone and other hard durable substances, in writing on softer substances (skin, cloth, papyrus and different kinds of paper) and can even be found in electronic digital magic on screens large and small. They are probably even part of the entries in the “Akashik Records” of the Spiritual World.
Our stories contain Our Morals. The Constitutions of nations and states are the Moral Should Be Essences of Our stories that are Ideally painstakingly developed through careful consideration of the best Minds of a People and discussion BY these same Minds.
But the problem with this is that the normal Minds of Most of Us, find it very difficult to understand the Thinking of the Moral Minds of The Best Of Us.
This tends to isolate the “Best Of Us”.
And set adrift the “less” of Us.
We need to find ways to increase the numbers of the “Better Minds” and reduce the numbers of the “lesser”, or “normal” Minds.
An Ideal here, in the construction of Good Constitutions of Guidance for a Nation, is that the More Minds that are involved in the considerations and discussions that produce a Good Constitution, the Better the Constitution will be.
The Ideal Constitution (that Evolves) is one that is developed, understood and chosen by an “Educated” People. (A strong Majority of the People) I am not aware of the existence of an Ideal Constitution like this. The ones, I know of, are imposed upon The People…which is not as Good as The Participating Will and Choice of The People… and tend to be rigid as to the Evolutionary growth of the Ideas in them. (Evolution be less as well as More.) For example: Less power of a certain kind of few over the Many can result in bigger and better ways of governing a group.
An “Ideal Constitution”, itself, would change with the circumstances of the nation it serves. Usually certain parts of it at a time. But, sometimes the entire document is discarded and a fresh effort is undertaken. Though the historical influence from the previous document is still present.
Maybe “proper” Education, of as Many as possible, should precede the Constitutional development and choice of The People? The time for this next Evolutionary Step, in Constitutional Development is here, for the United States.
Much Work, on what the best education for a People’s self -governance, should consist of is very needed…NOW!
Another “Ideal”, that closely follows the above one, is that the more votes a Constitution receives (the best Constitutions should always be voted upon) the stronger it is as guidance to a People.
Out of Better Education Of We The People, Better Decisions will come.
Constitutions have proven themselves to be helpful, durable and conducive to Evolution in All CREATION, as well as for Humanity Of Urth. They are intended to help Us see and practice the Better Rules of Living (Morals). They have come from the Best Of Us and are supported by the Most of Us. They represent the Best and Highest “Should Be’s” of Rightness and Goodness Living, in Our Individual and Collective Lives. But, of course this is not good enough. They need to become Better and More.
Our Constitutions should always tell Us the best that We can do…or at least give Us some indications of that.
They have assisted many Civilizations to be the best they could be (according to the times) and have provided Ideas for New Constitutions, when these were needed by New designs and forms of Society. Cultures rise and collapse, each in their turn, making way for Evolutionary Advancement through fresh new combinations of cultural elements. Constitutions should Evolve with The People, but not devolve with them.
Civilizations (all social constructs) fail and become building material for new Tribal Identities to utilize; sometimes reaching only a certain strength as singular societies, sometimes aggregating into stronger social groups. All should have their Constitutions as part of this Evolutionary Progress.
New Ideas for New imagined Tribes are stimulated, from the disappointment and stress of dominating cultures that begin to “fail”. The ones that increasingly fail the mandates of their Constitutions and slide into selfishness and corruption.
Inferior Humans tend to want to ignore Constitutions that they cannot use for their own excessive and wrongful gain.
Superior Humans tend to want to follow the mandates of their Constitutions, or improve them, when it becomes apparent that this should be done.
We are now at a point where We can intentionally and with good purpose, develop Better Constitutions for Our Tribe. (no matter the size) We can do this even before We are a tribe. The Better the Constitution, the Better the Tribe…Ideally.
What should a Tribal Constitution be? Well, a Good “rule of thumb” would be the tried and True maxim of “Who, What, When, Where, Why and How”…
” The Kipling Method. 5W1H is shorthand for “Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How.” It is used both in problem solving and in project planning. This set of questions is sometimes referred to as the Kipling Method or the “6 Serving Men of Creativity”, due to a poem that appeared in Rudyard Kipling’s 1902 “Just So Stories.”
Hmmm…I wonder if there might be a “Seventh Man” of this principle?
After establishing an adequate information flow, from the “Kipling Method”, We could continue with the Idea that a Constitution should be intended and designed to help every Individual, of the Tribe, “to be the best they can be, as the tribe is the best it can be” and that there are certain guidelines and tolerances within which to keep Individual Behavior at “its best”.
Minimums of Behavior have to be decided upon and Excesses have to identified and dealt with. Between and out of these, Ideological boundaries, the desired Good Life can be described and Lived by the Members of the Tribe. Pressures from Nature and Other Cultures will have to be also dealt with…in as Positive and Productive ways as possible. I would Think that a “Good Constitution” would have all this in it.
Now, in Our Times, We are fortunate to be able to draw upon previous Constitutions for Inspiration and influence. Most, if not all, Constitutions, are intended to call to the best in and of Us, for the sake of Good Strong Cultures and Good Living. Usually as “improvement” over what has been realized before. This “call” serves Evolution and CREATION.
I feel that it is my mission to help develop a New Constitution for my imagined and desired People, the “HamaNar”…the People of Hope. I see myself as the forward scout and trail marker for them. This can be seen in all that I have done and do in my written works…which I Hope will be one day discovered and utilized by them, as they rise to their moment and their Potential.
The next thing I should do, is begin to write a suggested Constitution for them to build upon, in their own unique Evolving Tribal Way.
A Suggested Constitution for My “HamaNar People”
We The HamaNar People (Who), a Tribe of Hopeful and Cooperating Individuals of Good Spirits and Minds (What), approaching the one million year mark of Human Existence on Urth (When), where ever We Peacefully travel to in Our Wheeled Dwellings (Where) in order to establish and maintain a Good Lifestyle of Strong and Happily Lived Lives as Children Of CREATOR (Why)
Do design, propose, discuss, agree upon and choose by voting, the following declaration of tribal intent to be the beginning of Our Tribal Constitution: (The Beginning of “How”)
We Love CREA. We are the Children Of CREA and sincerely desire to be Children that gives, in Our Lives and Living, Happiness to CREA.
To be able to give Happiness to CREA, WE will endeavor to discover what CREA desires of Us and fulfill those desires as Ascendant Souls, that have begun Our Immortal Careers in the Finite Realm of CREATION.
We best Love and Serve CREA, by becoming Better and Better Human Beings that Loves Ourselves as an augmentation and path to Loving GOD.
We intend to Live Our Sacred Lives as beneficial Living assets to the planet Urantia (Urth) and Our Planet’s Nature and Environments. As We become more experienced and Wiser, We will become more beneficial to Our First World. We know We will have much to learn and will always have much to learn…this being A Way Of CREATION.
We intend to live in Peace with all of Humanity, that will Live in Peace with Us.
We intend to not be a burden, detriment, or threat to any Other Culture that Lives on Our World with Us. But They must do their share in this undertaking for Peaceful Co-existence. If need be, as a final resort, We will possibly defend Ourselves, violently yet methodically, against aggression by Others. Only as a final resort to protect Our Children and Our Right to Be Unique Tribe.
We will strive to stay within Our Tribal Territory, even to the point where We practice Wise and Loving control of Our population numbers. We intend to stay within Our Boundaries and need Other Tribes and Nations to do the same.
We intend to be an asset for all Other Tribes and Nations and treat Them Fairly and Justly in all contacts with Them. We expect to be treated the same as We treat Others.
We will Democratically Govern Ourselves, through the Good Heart and Mind Participation, of each of Us, as is possible and productive to do.
We will practice Our Self Governance every day. The Councils constantly being active in the self Watchfulness of Our Culture.
We will Educate Ourselves to do this Tribal Membership Well.
We seek, in Ourselves, Good heart and Mind.
We Honor those with Good Heart and Mind, from the least of Us to the Best Of Us. This includes Elders, Men, Women and Children, each having their councils, as part of the whole Tribal Council.
We will seek and Honor those of Other Tribes and Groups, who reveal to Us their Good Hearts and Minds.
All suggestions for Peace and Mutual Economic Benefit will be respectfully considered and the Best of these will be acted upon…voted upon.
Reward of Recognition will be given to Those Of Us who contribute to the Well Being of Our Tribe, beyond what might be considered “Normal”. “Normal” always a reflection of Tribal “High” Ideas, Aspirations and Goals. We The HamaNar, are an intentionally Evolving Tribe, whenever We can achieve this.
We intend to continuously study the established “Standards”, “Guidelines” and “Goals”, that We practice in Daily Living, always watching for Way To Improve Them…as well as to Express Them.
Consensus of collective Individual opinion is the Ideal, most desirable goal expressed in voting, in the Self and Sovereign Governance Process of Our Tribe.
A “Strong Majority” in The Vote, is the second most desirable goal in voting. “Strong Majority” being defined as 70% as opposed to 30%, or less.
If a “Strong Majority” is not achieved, then further examination and discussion of the issue, if circumstances permit, is called for. If circumstances do not “permit”, then a narrow Majority Margin is used, until circumstances permit.
In the case of “Circumstances That Do NOT Permit” and “Dire Circumstances”, Leadership and Decision Making, will come from previously decided votes of We The HamaNar People. We endeavor to be prepared for the less desirable turn of events, even extremes, while We continuously promote efforts toward Our Ideals.
TRIBAL STANDARDS OF MORAL GOOD GOVERNANCE”:
As a contributing river into the ocean of Our Being, Our Constitution will include well considered guidelines, in the form of “Standards Of Decency”. Our “Standards Of Decency” will ever be amenable to the demands of specific circumstances that are unforeseen, while, at the same time, urging the most beneficial response that promotes the General Welfare of The HamaNar People and all others who come under Our Tribal Jurisdiction.
As in another contributing river, In Our Constitution will be listed and explained, Morals, Values and Virtues and the High Ideals that make Us what We are.
Initially, Our Constitution will address itself to the legitimate needs and responsibilities, of Individuals, Families, Clans and the whole Tribe; Connective Councils of “Elders”, “Peak Representatives”, “Youth Assembly Members”, “Clan Spokespersons” and outside of the tribe: “SevNar Advisory Counselors” will assist with their particular perspectives regarding HamaNar Tribal Life, needs and goals…in an advisory capacity only.
Our Constitution admonishes Us to constantly, as much as possible, make Real and Living, the Ideals that We Know…what We Believe to be the Highest and Best Goodnesses and Truths.
Our Highest Expression and Aspiration in Life, being to Live so as to Honor and Worship Our CREATOR.
We would be Worthy Children Of GOD.
All “Laws” will be considered and formed, through Individual Voting, by every Member of Our Tribe…that has qualified Themselves to do so.
All “Laws” will be constantly reviewed, in the context of how they serve specific cases of violations that come under them and the needs of the tribe.
Our Laws will be dedicated to the highest concepts and principles for Fairness and Justice that We can conceive of.
“Juries” are all qualified voters of the tribe.
Misdemeanor cases will have Three Judges.
Felony Cases will have Seven Judges.
Judges will be chosen by the qualified voting members of the tribe.
An direct offense against a tribal member is an indirect offense against the whole tribe.
Perceived offense is different than actual offense.
I will add more suggestions for a tribal constitution in the days ahead. I enjoy doing this kind of thing.
But this Work would be best done by everyone in the “HamaNar Tribe”…as soon as more members come. “More Minds Than One” is Better.
To be continued.