- Charles Hunsinger
- Stanwood, MI
- United States
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As we see diametric changes in American society and governance; of what value is the Constitution and should it be discarded, and why?
As America becomes more and more globalized and the economic philosophy of socialism begins to overtake our thinking and structure, what role will the Constitution play in our future? The tenants of the Constitution, one might argue, are individual freedom and free enterprise capitalism, a political philosophy that redefined human existence. For the first time in the history of the human race Man was recognized, as an individual being, with individual dreams, ambitions and talents that were separate and independent of kingly rule and definition. From this beginning Americans built the greatest economic and military power the world has ever seen within an astonishing 200 years.
America lead the world in invention, innovation, medicine, agriculture, industry and education, raising, to new heights, standards of living and dreams of a better world.
Perfection, most certainly, is not yet within human grasp and as humans administered the power of this dynamo missteps and glaring mistakes were made.
Today we look to tomorrow however, as yesterday and it's dreams fade to a new order, a brighter future for humanity. We look to a future of compliance and a collective definition of humanity and too, the role and purpose of the individual, as simply one of many.
Defining myself is important. The Constitution of the United States is the greatest document ever written. America, with all it's faults, provides the greatest promise humanity has ever known and an experiment worth building upon. What we face, I fear, are the elements of "1984" fear, guilt and intimidation.
“Freedom Is Slavery” because, according to the Party, the man who is independent is doomed to fail. By the same token, “Slavery Is Freedom,” because the man subjected to the collective will is free from danger and want. “Ignorance Is Strength” because the inability of the people to recognize these contradictions cements the power of the authoritarian regime."