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Familial and Societal Progress and Liberty will result when the majority of members or Citizens conduct their affairs and relationships with Charity and Respect for the Sovereignty of others. Any time the principles of Life, Agency and Stewardship are violated there will be conflicts that impede the Progress and Liberty of all. This is the system of Progress and Liberty that we have been given by God. Political Agendas and Solutions that violate the principles governing the system will distort the intended results and create failures. The Principles we must obey are defined following.
Life is the Gift that God has given us that we might have an opportunity for Agency and Stewardship. Life is the time to use our Intelligence and Skill Sets to Progress, with Charity and Respect to a State of Liberty.
Agency is a God given responsibility and right to make choices. Every situation before you requires you to act or to not act. Either course is in fact a choice and you alone are responsible for the consequences of the choice you make. You alone are responsible for the stewardship over your life.
Stewardship is the God given responsibility and right to be in charge of your life and the results it produces. You cannot pass that mantle of responsibility and right to others. Your life is yours to do with as you will. You may use it to progress in Intelligence, Skill, Wisdom, Charity and Self-discipline, or to regress into weakness and poverty of Substance and Spirit.
Progress is the God given responsibility and right to achieve your highest potential with the Intelligence and Skills which you were given to start your life. From that base you alone are responsible for their development and the acquisition of other Talents. Your progress is measured by what you return on your own capital base of Intelligence and Skill Sets.
Liberty is the God given promise that when you appropriately exercise your Agency and Stewardship over your life, with Charity and Respect toward the sovereignty of others, you will be given the opportunity to Progress to your highest potential in a State of Freedom, regardless of the acts of others in this World or the next.
Charity is the unqualified love that Christ demonstrated for the people and members of the early Church. Paul described it this way,
New Testament | 1 Corinthians 13:4–8) 4 aCharity bsuffereth long, and is ckind; charity denvieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 Doth not behave itself aunseemly, seeketh not her bown, is not easily cprovoked, thinketh no evil; 6 Rejoiceth not in ainiquity, but rejoiceth in the btruth; 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8 Charity never afaileth:
Respect is the God given responsibility to acknowledge the right of Life, Agency, Stewardship, Progress and Liberty of others. To do so requires the exercise of Charity in its fullest sense.
The Individuals, Families and Societies that understand and obey these Principles will achieve their highest potential in Progress and Liberty. They will also ensure the maximum participation in development possible of their Family Members and Citizens.
Respectfully, Gunny Barton, Ret.
The American Vision and the Rule of Law:
Americans put forth their vision of respect for self government and individual sovereignty with the unanimous Declaration of 1776. The Declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776 declares the necessity of mutual respect for the natural and God given rights of men. It enumerates the rights of individual life, liberty, property, sovereignty, stewardship for happiness and progression either directly or by implication. As such, the unanimous Declaration establishes the supremacy of self government with respect for rights over rule by man made laws. The rule of law in this republic is governed by the higher principles of the unanimous Declaration which is the founding document for the American experiment in self government. Any interpretation of the Constitution as the law of the land must be subjected to the light and clarity of the Declaration of Independence to establish its validity. All legislation, executive declaration or court opinion must withstand the same scrutiny. Obviously the purpose of the Constitution was to delegate certain powers of the people and the states to maintain order, mediate conflicts of interest and provide for a united defense in the face of invasion. The hope is that we may have peace, tranquility and progress as a nation united in the vision and power of the Declaration of Independence and self government with mutual respect for natural and God given rights. In this light, nothing in the Constitution can be construed in good conscience, as a license to violate the natural and God given rights of men for the good of the state.–Gunny Barton, Ret.