Chapter Eight - Universal Mission Statement

Chapter Eight-Universal Mission Statement 04-03-16

The United States Constitution was created by the Founding Fathers because thirteen united colonies provided stronger defense, economy, and fiscal stability. A united constitutional republic form of governmen for United nations would provide the same benefits. Yes, it's a giant step into the future. But, it deserves consideration. A trend has already begun. The dark side of human nature may prohibit world nations from constitutional republic forms of government that require commitment, specific responsibilities, accountability, and principles. The United States has fallen short in regard to compliance to the Constitution. A dysfunctional United States is the result of failure to adhere to basic constitution principles that limit the dark side of human nature.

This chapter begins with the understanding that world citizens have traveled a long way on the path of evolution. As evolution evolved, humans began their transition from primitive tribes to villages, cities, and nations. Migration and climate change formed humans into differing races, cultures, and fear of imagined gods that might do them harm. Today, these differences are a source of conflict that must be resolved by humans working together for a positive future. Humans understand that their behavior ranges from the dark side to the light side. Checks and balances are required to limit the dark side of human behavior. That's why a constitutional republic form of government is required. This form of government requires independent citizens to use reason, imagination, and enlightenment to develop, implement, and hold one another accountable to the Constitution. Meeting this requirement becomes impossible when United States Citizens are ignorant of their constitutional responsibilities and have yielded their independence to partisan political parties and religious institutions that control how senators, congressmen, and citizens reason and vote.

A critical divide exists between Christian and secular citizens. There is also a divide between youth, adults, and seniors. Generation gaps mean differing views of life and history. Also, there is a critical divide between Christians that believe humans were created by a supreme being and those that believe humans evolved through evolution. The challenge is to merge these differing beliefs in such a way that all can work together for the common welfare of all. That should't be as difficult as we make it. Meeting secular and Christian expectations is defeated by a primitive need to be a slave to old tribal doctrine, cultures, and rituals that divide and new generations that can't relate. These differences frustrate all attempts to achieve the common welfare of a nations. The task to unite may become less difficult as old generations pass and new generations have more in common. 

World citizens unified and dedicated to a Universal Mission Statement similar to the draft presented below can begin to build an ascending peaceful civilization. World citizen leadership and commitment can be the start of a new world order that can give all nations and world citizens hope for a new future for themselves and future generations. This opportunity has enormous potential and offers the following world benefits:

A civilization founded on peace with liberties and rights that provide dignity, purpose, pride, and the joy of living.

A civilization freed from the violence of war, genocide, servitude, and discrimination.

A rising civilization that has transcended the dark side of human nature and is striving to establish values that enhance society.

The establishment of a global society in tune with the universe and in harmony with one another and the global environment.

A civilization dedicated to the preservation of all life on earth.

A civilization freed from weapons of destruction and poised to explore the secrets of the universe and all life in its domain.

National economies invested in the development, production, and distribution of weapons of destruction can transition to investment in health care, environmental preservation, conflict prevention, and resolution of present and future challenges facing civilization.

Elevation of quality life for world citizens through education and global career opportunities for all world citizens.

A Civilization no longer faced with the sacrifice of our youth through chaos and conflicts around the world.

The brutal truth is that peace continues to elude human kind. It is a tragic fact that human nature has failed to mature to a level that permits the possibility of peace. Irregardless, humankind must continue the quest for peace. New generations may succeed in the quest. Until then we must begin the process that will pave the way.

The establishment of a United Nations in 1945 was a positive step on the path to world peace. This institution continues it's struggle to gain world trust, world citizen attention, and support. The General Assembly adopted the following Preamble.

The Preamble reads as follows:

We the peoples of the united nations are determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to regain faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom, and for these ends to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbors, and to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples, have resolved to combine our efforts to accomplish these aims.

A universal mission statement must serve as the foundation, on which we can establish policies and goals that will motivate and unite world citizens to act in their best interest. Accomplishing these goals benefits all world citizens. These policies and goals must lead to freedom, prosperity, peace and an end to world conflict and chaos. These goals are attainable. World nations have access to the technology, human, and natural resources, and an Internet that connects citizens of all nations. The only resource missing is the spiritual need, desire, and will of dedicated world citizens. World citizens have failed to hold accountable institutions that fail to act in the common welfare. Capable, willing, and informed citizens must seize the opportunity, to create a new path that provides for the common welfare.

Conflicts follow arguments over; which is the most powerful nation? The truest religion? The best form of government? We begin the twenty first century with baggage from past centuries. We must prepare to meet our known and unknown challenges. Being prepared requires we understand who we are and what we stand for. What do world citizens expect to achieve? Do we have a plan to achieve it? Not yet. Is there a national or international foundation on which an ascending civilization can be built? Not yet. Are there any national governments that can be a beacon of light and hope for all nations to emulate? Not quite.

Are there any religious institutions capable of transcending ancient biblical prophesies and conflicts long enough to unify and seek an age of peace and brotherhood? Not yet. Are world citizens prepared to yield tribal hatreds, cultural differences, and make those sacrifices necessary to build a more positive future? There may be a few. Is the business world capable of establishing fair business standards and holding themselves accountable. There may be a few. How many world citizens will it take to forge a peaceful civilization? We don’t know. Given the state of civilization, is it possible to chart a course for a peaceful civilization? The answer is yes. The moral compass of humanity must turn from conflict to peace. Humanity’s impact on global environment must turn from negative to positive. We must attune civilization to survive the whims of our planet’s forces. We must recognize that our planet fades as the sun’s energy dissipates over time.

A universal mission statement must be built on a foundation of universal truth. Truth must prevail over prejudice, patriotism, and interpretation of past historical events and beliefs. A universal mission statement for the future must leave the baggage of the past behind. We live in a complex world that past generations could not imagine. Our mission is to form a world where citizens of all nations can live peaceful lives. We need constitutions, shaped by the people, defining citizen rights and liberties. Supreme power belongs to the people, and they must reserve all powers not defined by the constitutions. Only a joining of world citizens, working hand in hand with their governments, through a world wide Internet can accomplish these goals.

In a dynamic technological world, mission statements written now may require modification in the future. The laws that govern civilization today may not be perpetual. Any attempt to make everlasting constitutions assumes the right to control the opinions of future generations and to legislate for those over whom we have no authority. I see a future where all nations must be governed by similar constitutions in harmony with one international constitution. It may take a universal mission statement to provide the transition to an international constitution. Nations will realize fine tuning mission statements and constitutions is necessary to adjust to technological and societal advances.

Explicit constitutional rights are critical to world citizens. Disputes between citizens and government over citizen rights can be endless and the government usually wins. If citizen rights are explicit, a dispute is less difficult to resolve. If a government chooses not to recognize a person’s rights, it would have to do so in explicit violation of existing law. Citizens rights must be clear and indisputable. In mission statements and constitutions, government’s power and rights must be specific and not left to misinterpretation.

Specific conditions must be met for a universal mission statement to be effective. First-A summit meeting by leading world nations to define an international mission statement reflecting how they will work together to achieve world peace. Second-A summit agreement that a union of nations dedicated to peace is in the best interest of all nations. Third-A summit pledge that the interest of all nations must be served. Fourth-That a unified statement set the enforcement of world peace as the primary goal. Fifth-The implementation of a universal mission statement dedicated to the rights and privileges of all world citizens.

This Universal Mission Statement draft is presented for reader review and comment. The hope is that world citizens, working together, can unify and come together to forge a Universal Mission Statement that nations can adopt as their path to the future. The assumption is that there are world citizens qualified and fortunate enough to be advocates for the establishment of national and international constitutions leading to world peace. National and international universal mission statements are the first step down this path. For too long citizens have been dependent on partisan political parties acting in their self interest. Twenty first century citizens must take responsibility for developing those mission statements necessary to establish constitutions, policies and goals and holding their elected governments accountable for implementing them.

UNIVERSAL MISSION STATEMENT-DRAFT

Preamble-Citizens of this world seek to form a peaceful and secure international environment free from the chaos and conflicts endured over past centuries. In order to accomplish this mission, we strive to form a union of world citizens dedicated to freedom, prosperity, and peace. World Citizens pledge to form a more perfect world union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, and promote the general welfare. World Citizens seek to secure the blessing of liberty to ourselves and our posterity and do ordain and establish a Universal Mission Statement as a path to a World Constitution that meets our goals. Let this pledge be a call to arms and a commitment to a crusade for a new world order that brings freedom, opportunity, and dignity to all World citizens. In order to accomplish this Universal Mission Statement there must be enough active, willing, capable, and enlightened world citizens.

A constitutional republic form of government has a fatal flaw. That flaw is a nation of citizens ignorant of their constitutional republic and their citizen responsibilities. Citizens failure to be knowledgeable of their constitution, government functions, and responsibilities guarantee a dysfunctional government and the loss of their freedom, prosperity, and a peaceful future. Such citizens commit the ultimate betrayal of the nations past and future citizens. The Founding Fathers prediction that their Constitutional Republic could be lost in one generation should be heeded.

This Universal Mission Statement is designed with checks and balances that, if followed, prevent constitutional breaches.

Proposition I-World Citizen Summit Meeting

The purpose of this meeting is to establish constitutions, mission statements, policies, and goals leading to world peace. If world nations are to meet imminent environmental and social challenges, citizens must adopt a mutual sharing relationship based on compromise, cooperation, citizen rights and responsibilities. Citizens of each nation can adopt simple, practical, and balanced constitutions that can meet extraordinary needs. Constitutions are a superb political instrument that can meet every stress imposed by internal and external challenges. Constitutional amendments can be made as required to adjust to social and technological changes. A union of nations founded on peace and human liberty is the purist form of civilization ever imagined.

Proposition II-Unification of World Citizens

National citizens have the right and the responsibility to interface with other world citizens to establish a path that all can agree to follow. Together, world citizens must define this path in terms that all understand and support . Working together toward common goals, that benefit each, we must develop national and international government bodies chartered to implement those constitutions, mission statements, policies, and goals necessary to peacefully guide us through the twenty first century. World citizens are responsible for assuring that all governments are following world citizen charters. Government’s responsibility is to implement and follow the peaceful path defined by national and international world citizens. This is the only way to assure a peaceful civilization. All other paths have been tried and failed.

Proposition III-World Citizens are Accountable for the Environment and Life thereon.

World citizens have the right and the responsibility to be caretakers of this planet and all life thereon. Innate in mankind is the sense of the mysterious. This is the most poetic and richest experience man will ever know. This is the essence of art, science, and all spiritual realizations. This experience transcends all human differences and understanding. We must use this mystery to unite all forms of mankind and let them carry us down a path of understanding and peace.

Proposition IV-Control of Critical Human and Natural Resources.

World citizens recognize that human and natural resources must be managed if nations are to meet current and future national and international challenges. This fact requires nations to establish priorities, time lines, funding, responsibility, accountability, and a process for sharing fiscal, technical, and national resources. Failure to meet these goals is not an option. The ultimate goal is a peaceful civilization living with dignity and in harmony with an environment free from pollution.

Proposition V- The wonders of the environment cannot be embellished by mere humans. They must be left as they are for all who come after us. World Citizens must be dedicated to creating a new kind of civilization that provides freedom, equality, and justice for the human race. The following rights must be clearly established:

Freedom of Expression

Unreasonable Searches and Seizures

Due Process of Law

The Right to a Fair Trail

Trail by Jury in Civil Cases

Cruel and Unreasonable Punishment

Enumerated Rights

Nations Rights

World citizens have a responsibility to impress on their children that their highest aspiration is to become protectors of their inalienable right to freedom, justice, and peace. Each child must be recognized as a critical link to the future. It is essential that our children rebel against all forms of tyranny and oppression and promote the protection of human rights and the rule of law. Teaching our children universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedom brings unity among nations. Their peaceful pursuit of these values is the path to peace among nations. By teaching our children these values we also remind ourselves that we must lead by example. As children age they must be gradually integrated into government decision processes at all levels of power. Youths, prepared and knowledgeable, observing all discussion and decision making processes, discourages leaders tempted to introduce partisan politics and bad behavior and prepares our youth to become respected future leaders.

Proposition VI-Separation of Church and State

World Citizens have the right and the responsibility to assure the separation of church and state. The church shall be fiscally and materially independent of the state. Fiscal and material dependence on the state compromises the integrity of the church. Each must stand separate and alone. The state stands for the rule of law as defined by the Constitution and the church is accountable for compliance to the Constitution and being an advocate for all related principles.

Proposition VII-World Citizen Rights and Privileges

World Citizens have the right and the responsibility to assure the following essential human freedoms: 1-The freedom of speech and expression through out the World. 2-The freedom from deprivation thru opportunities to secure a healthy peaceful life. 3-The freedom to be secure from mental and physical aggression by neighbors, church, states, and nations. 4-The freedom of the press is a liberty that can never be restrained.

Proposition VIII-World Transition From Conflict to Peace

World Citizens are faced with an ordeal of the most serious kind. This is a challenge that will require years of struggle and sacrifice. The transition from a world path of chaos and conflict to a path of peace will present challenges from every direction. Governments, corporations, and special interests vested in the profits gained from weapons sales and war will oppose a path of peace. For world citizens the battle for peace will test their will and dedication. The stakes are high. A life sustaining environment may hang in the balance as well as the quality of life for all world citizens.

All wars are followed by the promise of peace and the absence of fear. Yet, we witness the spread of increasing carnage and fear to all nations, cities, villages, and rural areas. Terrorism and genocide are directed at entire populations of men, women, and children. It is time for world citizens to define a mission statement that secures the common welfare.

Proposition IX-Mutual Respect between nations and world Citizens, races, Gods, and those that have no belief, cultures, and lifestyles.

Nations must realize their dependence on one another. For nations to achieve world peace and meet present and future challenges they must share responsibility for providing and sharing human and natural resources.

Proposition X-Natural Law

Mother nature grants certain unalienable rights. Being human grants the right to be free. Limits of judicial power and responsibility must be clearly defined. Laws that violate a citizens’ natural rights may be invalidated by judges. Natural law gives basic freedoms that include freedom of the press, speech, religion, etc. The gift of reason establishes natural law as a standard of right and wrong. There are times the law hands down judgments that offends the rule of common sense. When this occurs our sense of propriety, on which society must rely, is offended. When this occurs citizens have a responsibility to invalidate the judgement.

Saint Thomas Aquinas stated that “Unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law”

Proposition XI-A nation’s constitution shall be ratified by each of its states.

Proposition XII-Legislative Branch Duties Must be Defined by the People.

Proposition XIII-Executive Branch Duties Must be Defined by the People.

Proposition XIV-Duties of the Judicial Branch

Proposition XV-The citizens of all nations shall be entitled to all and equal privileges and immunities of citizens in all states in the nation.

Proposition XVI-Citizens of all Nations

There shall be no law prohibiting the establishment of religion or the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to assemble peaceably and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

XVII-The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizure shall not be violated.

XVIII-No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury; nor shall he be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.

Proposition XIX-Constitutional governments shall be constructed to require that the legislative, executive, and judicial branches be kept separate and distinct.

Proposition XX

In order to limit and qualify the powers of government, specific liberties must be identified in order to limit the abuse of power by executive, legislative, and judicial branches.

Proposition XXII

All persons are born citizens of the world. No nation shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the world; nor shall any nation deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor deny any person within its jurisdiction equal protection of the laws.

Proposition XXIII

All power is vested in, and derived from, the people and governments are their trustees.

Proposition XXIV

Government is instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people. When any government is found inadequate or acts contrary to these purposes, a majority of the people have a right to reform, alter or abolish it, in such a manner as shall be judged most conducive to the public interest.

Proposition XXV

Constitutional governments shall be constructed to require that the legislative, executive, and judicial branches be kept separate and distinct. In order to limit and qualify the powers of government specific liberties must be identified. These exceptions should be to limit the abuse of power by executive, legislative, court, and community. Members of these bodies shall serve fixed terms and then return to private life. Vacancies shall be filled by regular elections in which former members will not be eligible to serve.

Proposition XXVI

All world citizens are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience.

Proposition XXVII

The future advance of civilization is dependent on a union of powerful nations recognizing that their future course is dependent on less powerful nations having reasonable opportunities for their citizens to prosper. This requires nations to share material and fiscal resources necessary to give purpose, direction, and hope for such a future. World citizens must come to understand that citizens lacking purpose, direction, dignity, and hope for a future become an anchor that restrains the ascent of civilization. All citizens must recognize their responsibility to contribute to an ascending civilization. There can be no free ride for any nation. Each citizen and nation must be accountable.

Proposition XXVIII

The greatest and most imminent threat to civilization is the presence and use of weapons of war by messianic national leaders willing to sacrifice all human life for a cause no other nation shares. The second greatest threat are those nations willing to threaten or use weapons of war to gain influence, resources, power, and land. The first stage is for all nations to cease design, development, and production of weapons of war. The second stage is to dismantle and destroy existing weapons of war. There must be international verification that no nation is engaged in the production of weapons of war. The full influence and might of all United Nations must be brought to bear on any nation that fails to comply. This is an action that must be effected immediately and peacefully. The threat of weapons of war can no longer be tolerated.

Proposition XXIX

The establishment of national and international agencies trained, armed, equipped, and funded to respond to world wide environmental disasters, terrorism, genocide, and threatening conflicts.

Proposition XXX

We World Citizens recognize this world has limited fiscal and natural resources that must be managed if nations are to meet current and future national and international challenges. This fact requires nations to establish priorities, time lines, funding, responsibility, accountability, and a process for sharing fiscal, technical, and national resources.

Proposition XXXI

World citizens will not tolerate the enslavement, physical, mental, or sexual abuse of families or children by persons, groups, or nations.

Proposition XXXII

World Citizens pledge to establish limits and controls for those who abuse the use of addictive drugs, pedophilia, and pornography. [There must be limits for the effects these products have on the children of the World.]

Proposition XXXIII-World Nations must unite to survive.

“Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. Religion and morality enjoin this conduct: and can it be that good policy does not equally enjoin it? It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and, at no distant period, a great nation to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence.”

George Washington

It is evident social changes are required. In this twenty first century we must recognize that the success of advancing nations and civilization is dependent on the integrity and education of healthy family units. In a rising technological civilization we must recognize that we have evolved from nomadic tribes in a relative short time. The advance of technology must be managed to allow for the development of healthy balanced families rooted in spiritual and social values. Children values and health are dependent on families having the time and resources necessary to nurture them in an environment that is safe and secure. Society must make those adjustments necessary to allow fathers and mothers and relatives to nurture their young through their developing years. This will require transferring family attention from diversionary activities to spending time interfacing with their children as they grow. This is civilization’s highest priority and requires a radical restructure of all work place activities to include our children. We can learn by watching how the magnificent animal kingdom nurtures its young.

In this Website we study critical social issues and challenges confronting World Citizens. World Citizens have every right and a responsibility to construct constitutions and mission statements that lead to peace and a more secure future for their families. World citizens acceptance of this responsibility is the first step on a path leading to world peace and a rising civilization. The World’s current path of chaos and conflict offends the sense of common decency and the principles we need to bind world citizens together. The day that world citizens rely on governments and religious institutions to provide those values has passed. Unified world citizens must take control of their governments and religious institutions and establish and impose those values that lead to world peace. The complexity of today’s world requires citizens of all faiths and nationalities to work in unison and join together in establishing societies that meet the boundaries of decency and common sense.

The freedom and potential of the worldwide Internet offers a common meeting place for all world citizens. Here, citizens seeking better lives can communicate. Citizens defining national policies and goals can come together in small and large groups or teams. Using websites and links teams can meet, analyze, discuss critical issues, and recommend and enforce remedial action necessary to resolve issues and national and international challenges. Constructive constitutions, mission statements, policies, and goals can be defined and implemented. As world citizens seek to develop national and international policies and goals, specialized skills will be required to research, analyze, and recommend necessary action. Citizen teams, composed of specialized skills, must be formed by calling on world citizens who have developed these skills through their education and career experiences. Here, we must tap into the tremendous reservoir of senior citizens, teachers, and similar sources.

 

 

 

 

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