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The U.S. Constitution Promotes Peace

Why Do We Use It To Provoke Anger?

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Hello, fellow Anne-archists.

Do you feel the same nervous tension that many of our fellow Americans and people around the world are feeling? We have been bombarded with angry accusations from all sides, from any and all with feelings of how the United States of America should operate.

Now the wait is over. American voters have decided which politicians we want to help guide our country in the executive and legislative branches of government.

I’m glad it’s over, maybe….

Like many others, I’m glad Election Day is finally over. I say that tentatively, because no one at this point knows what the results of this election will be. As I have told you all before, I am a Democrat. Until this election, I considered myself a moderate Democrat. This time I haven’t leaned more leftist and I’ve never considered myself a socialist.

What I discovered this election is that I’m an angry Democrat. I feel my ideas have been discounted, ignored, and in some cases considered to be even evil.

I finally get it.

My anger this time is because I finally get it. There are people who seriously, honestly want to go back to live in a past where a much smaller pool of people enjoyed enumerable more privileges than the rest of us. They were automatically surrounded with more safety and security. In fact, their ideas of safety and security were so prevalent that most considered them God-given rights. Greater economic equality and opportunity were given to this group, unquestioningly.

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These people, in their group-think, don’t see expanding rights and privileges to everyone, everyone, as a good thing.

So. fellow Anne-archists, let’s hope the best, the fairest, and the calmest results prevail in this election.

The reason I’m writing to you today may seem silly.

May be, but in the last few weeks I’ve tried to settle my thoughts about how, in one sentence preferably, or certainly no more than two, to state what I feel the highest goals in our society truly are. That is, the goals most of us hope our country reaches, starting now and proceeding into the future.

The sentence expressing my sentiments is:

The Constitutional Law of the United States of America promises and promotes peaceful order for all citizens and equal justice before that law for all.

Is that too much to ask in 2020? Am I stating the goal too simply? Remember, I did say it is my definition. This definition and the desire it expresses are purely aspirational.

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In one sentence, what do you feel the United States can be, in our highest dreams?

I would love for you to share your ideas on this subject with all of us in our group. By the time you answer maybe we will have the final results from the 2020 national elections, so we can carry our discussion and definitions forward.

I’m glad each of you is here.

For anyone who has not joined our group yet, I’m including below how you can join us. We discuss subjects besides politics, but how can we avoid political talk in the autumn of 2020?

Come join our group and exercise your anarchist, er, Anne-archist, muscles with us.

Talk to you again, soon fellow Anne-archists.

Writing on whatever strikes my mood, from politics to humor (or a combination of the two), to spirituality, or whatever else shows up. Retired, not in retreat.

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