Examining the Preamble

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union (not one divided by political spats, mud-slinging and misinformation campaigns), establish Justice (especially for those who threaten the stability and future of our nation), insure domestic Tranquility (by electing representatives that solve problems rather than causing them), provide for the common defence (against both internal and external threats), promote the general Welfare (by providing a business standard based on meritocracy, a social system that cares for the young, old and more vulnerable members of our society and elected representatives who keep America running instead of shutting it down), and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity (by avoiding enslavement through fear and debt), do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

 

P.S. – the red parts, I added, to clarify the points for those elected representatives who apparently do not fully grasp the concise and eloquent nature of our Constitution without someone spelling it out for them…

Getting Social Heirarchy Correct

Okay – quick history lesson.

In order for civilization to rise, an adequate and dependable supply of food is needed.

Once we learned how to successfully feed ourselves while staying in one place, we had the motivation to build more permanent structures.  Once we got really good at it, we found ways for those who didn’t really want to farm, hunt or harvest the chance to pursue other activities – philosophy, writing, the arts, music, theology, etc., etc.

Ahhh….this is grand.    We are so prosperous, we don’t all have to earn our keep by providing food for ourselves and the tribe.  We can now concentrate on other activities.

And the moment we hit that level of prosperity, a funny thing happens.

Those who feed the tribe lose status.

The laborers and farmers go straight to the bottom of the heap.

Those who have had plenty of free time to spend their days thinking about where we come from, what our purpose is and how we should live in order to fulfill that purpose rise to the top.   They become the leaders along with those who think it is their job to oversee the distribution of the labor of a few.

If you don’t believe me, read about any civilization, including our own.

So if you are not a food producer, please take steps to do your part in honoring and providing for those who toil  that you may live and not spend your days with dirt under your nails.

If you are a food producer, thanks for feeding me, so I can sit on my arse and write about history and the lessons we shouldn’t forget.