233 years ago the Constitution of the United States of America was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In the book, The Millennium Myth, Love and Death at the End of Time by Michael Grosso, the author describes the beginnings of the United States as being founded on the high ideals and principles of equality for all people. Unfortunately that has never really happened.
Grosso says this vision of equality for all people is an archetypal expression similar to a Golden Age – and we continue to drift further and further away from that possibility.
Grosso points out that the beginnings of the United States were founded on the desire for freedom, including spiritual freedom, and the right to a government that serves ALL the people – not just the elite few.
The original American dream that founded this country no longer exits as described by Grosso:
…the movement of the Myth (in the United States) has been from theocracy to democracy, from frugality to consumerism, from severity to comfortableness, from communitarian self-sacrifice to preoccupation with the Gross National Product. In other words, when people talk about the American dream nowadays, they are thinking more of comfort, convenience, secure jobs, home and manicured lawns, and all the rest of modern amenities.
The original American dream and Intention as described in the Declaration of Independence was about Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness when happiness referred to the state of the soul or spiritual fulfillment.
Now Happiness seems to collectively defined by material wealth often gained at the expense of others by those who are primarily – or only – concerned about there bottom line.
The constitution speaks for We the People and a more Perfect Union, Justice, Domestic Tranquility, Blessings of Liberty now and for future generations. It seems we have never been further from the fulfillment of that intent and it seems important for We the People to hold ourselves accountable to this original vision and take action that supports its fulfillment – where are all people are considered important and valued.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.