America’s future, we are told, is in the hands of the people.
Yet we are still reeling from the destruction of our national parks, our parks, the Great Lakes, our forests, our lakes, our rivers, and our beaches.
What, then, is the path to our prosperity?
And what, then is our role in creating a world that works for everyone?
To answer these questions, we turn to the Social Contract.
Written by the late Thomas Paine, the Social Construct was a political manifesto for Americans who believed in a society in which all people had the opportunity to contribute.
It was originally published in 1790 and was first published in the American Monthly in 1798.
The document lays out America’s fundamental rights as a free people, as citizens of a republic.
As the title suggests, the document is not meant to be a moral blueprint, but rather a manifesto for a better way of life.
The first section is dedicated to the creation of a society that protects the environment, fosters equality, and promotes liberty and freedom.
America is, according to the book, “an equal and just nation.
It is the foundation of a free society, a nation of free men, free women, free children, free property, and free religion.”
The second section of the Social Compact lays out a set of common rules for a nation based on the concept of shared responsibility.
These rules include: 1.
The responsibility to support and defend our people, the nation, and the state.
The obligation to preserve and defend the natural environment and to take care of our soil, water, air, and sea.
The duty to promote, protect, and maintain peace and friendship with all nations.
The principle of equality, which means the right to enjoy equal opportunity in all the spheres of human activity.
The principles of self-reliance, self-respect, and mutual aid.
The right to equal treatment in the community.
The doctrine of mutual aid and solidarity.
The final section of The Social Contract sets out the obligations of a modern state and the obligations it should place on its citizens.
These obligations are: 8.
The establishment of public schools, colleges, universities, and other educational institutions.
The protection of life, liberty, and property, including the right not to be enslaved.
The promotion of democracy, equality, freedom, and fraternity.
The prevention of exploitation, and a fair share of the proceeds of trade and commerce.
The encouragement of the pursuit of happiness and prosperity for all, not just the wealthy.
The recognition of the right of all men to equal protection under the law.
The abolition of private property.
In other words, the social compact is a blueprint for a government that will ensure a fair distribution of resources, an effective economy, and, above all, the well-being of its citizens, but it is not a blueprint that is intended to make our future perfect.
In fact, its purpose is to outline a vision for a country in which the wealthy, powerful, and privileged will not rule the nation but will be allowed to be the rule rather than the ruled.
But this blueprint is not simply a set and total rejection of capitalism or the American ideal of meritocracy.
Rather, it is a political document that reflects the hopes and aspirations of a new generation of Americans.
It seeks to create a society where the well being of all is guaranteed and the pursuit and pursuit of success is promoted.
In the end, though, this blueprint does not necessarily reflect the American Dream as envisioned by the founders of this country.
For decades, this generation of American has been divided along racial lines, along gender lines, and along the class lines.
This division and division has been fueled by two powerful forces.
The legacy of racism, racism’s legacy, has long been woven into the fabric of American society.
The racism that fueled the Civil Rights Movement and continues to fuel anti-Black racism today has been the legacy of slavery.
As a result, the country has been shaped by the idea that the people have a right to their own destiny.
In a sense, the current divide is the product of that racism.
As historian and scholar William A. Blackstone once said, “the people want nothing more than a free negro; and they will never have that.”
In America, the concept that the white man is entitled to rule the people was part of the American story.
In America’s past, as in many other parts of the world, there was a strong anti-black sentiment that would not be silenced.
This sentiment helped to fuel the Black Power movement that brought thousands of people to the streets in the early 1900s.
In addition to slavery and anti-Semitism, the legacy that the United States has left behind today includes racist and xenophobic policies.
The country is a land of immigrants and immigrants of all kinds.
It also has the highest percentage of foreign-born residents in the world.
But for all