(An American Citizen Proposal of a Possibility For Our Third Constitution)
What if? What "IF", we the American people, suddenly became aware of our potentials and possibilities, as a good nation-building people? Became imbued with a new sense of our worth and our power? Finally understood we had a better destiny than the sordid and overly selfish path we now trod? What if it was really true that America would lead Earth's humanity to a wonderful era of light and life?
We have already done some of this, but have slipped into error. Other nations have envied us our power, even though it is abused by us, and have emulated us. We have led, but not nearly as benignly and rightly as we could.
Indulge my hopeful American notion as I attempt to build a humble ideological path that will one day become the guide for a mighty human highway to truth, goodness and fairness to as many as would. But understand that there are other efforts of this nature; other men and women who feel this need for fundamental governance change for the better.
Stepping away from the tumultuous currents and turbulence of the present mainstream of life, I have found a quiet pool in which I will make the humble attempt to start building a new ideological fabric from which we can forge a new and better American nation. I will submit this "work" as I develop its parts.
It is felt and thought, by some American citizens, that the second document, of a Constitution of the United States of America, has gradually become less serviceable to the 99%, or so, of the American populace and should be replaced by a "better" document" just as this "Second American Constitution" replaced the "First National Constitution", or the "Articles of Confederation".
This is intended to be a "better" social contract that, as accurately as possible, states our collective position as a sovereign people, of our sovereign states and nation, in our Own Times.
The "Second Constitution" hinted in its "Article V" that "Amendments" might become something that need to be done by us.
To my way of thinking, amendments are like band-aids; they are quick fixes, but begin to make the original document look kind of tacky/unkempt like an old flag; torn, frayed and faded. I understand that this very "weathered" quality is deemed by many to be a thing of beauty's tested and tried thing that deserves preservation as is.
And I agree with this sentiment, this reluctance to do without the service of this venerable social contract, that did the best it could for us, as it was.
But I wonder. Why don't We retire this old and honored document, of our hard-won beginnings and replace it with a superior document, that reflects our evolution, as a progressive nation, toward a perceived destiny that makes the old American dream "pale" by comparison. A new document, that imbeds and assigns a foundational role to, the "best" of the old one in a more "powerful" and expansive manifestation of many good minds and "hearts", that leads the way to greater happiness for far more citizens than ever before. The height of the good worker/middle class decades of the 1950s was a mere "miragic" foretelling of this splendid potential, and we don't have to fight a world war to get it.