You might check that article out... I think you will find it interesting and thought provoking in the way it speaks about the idea of 'constitution worship'...
Many Americans consider the 200 yr old document to be sacred, flawless, and so pure that even a little smudge of ink besides one of the words has caused endless debates as to how it might 'alter a meaning that would directly effect each and every American.' You must admit that is strangely amusing...I believe some folks would far soon take issue with Biblical words and phrases than 'mess with the Constitution.'
We are the ONLY country in the entire world that has never changed its original Constitution...did you know that? There are many historians and philosophers who have contributed very thought-provoking ideas as to why we consider this document to be no less than 'sacred.' This is what I would like to share with you.
Many people have been mind controlled via fear-based religious teachings, making it easy for them to transfer this same loyal allegiance to our "sacred documents"... the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution... I suppose the Amendments must also, therefore, be 'Inspired' also! ... Although fundamentalism deserves to be at the top of the list, I'm willing to go out on a limb and say most religions have instilled a sense of 'unworthiness' in their followers, the idea of having to be saved, and always look towards those who 'know better' ... So with this mind set, it was easy for 'transference' to take place which made it fairly simple for those who 'control' us...namely the Powers That Be.
Because of this blind-faith attitude, the idea of Questioning Authority of ANY kind automatically puts one in the suspicious light: baaaad American! perhaps a Traitor ... even a potential 'terrorist.' Sorry, people, but I exaggerate not.
Is it any wonder then, that we have little 'open' support for our Occupy Protestors? "They're just trouble makers who don't know what they are talking about..." Yeah...sure... To refuse to participate with civil disobedience when necessary because it's against the law to 'sit on the sidewalk' or for passers-by to 'honk their horns' at them... is ridiculous.
To be a good citizen means one must be a 'law abiding' citizen who obeys without question, thus making him/her an 'upstanding member of the community.' Many like to think of America as a "Christian nation.' Although it seems to reflect very, very little of what the man Jesus taught. In America, the word "Christian" tends to be thought of as synonomous with the word "good" or "right." The fact that it is ALL 'highly varied human interpretation" is totally not recognized. This is indeed unfortunate. To some, even all of our "laws" are nothing less than sacred -- never to be questioned or defied.
Are you aware that America has MORE LAWS than all those of Europe put together? And yet who is the 'leader in crime' in the world? Yup. Us. So someplace, somewhere along the line, people are going to have to stop thinking of laws and documents as something that is as Infallible as the Pope or God sitting on his Throne... Here is where 'fear' gets a real grip on far too many people.
Someplace, somewhere along the line we are going to have to overcome that fear and examine and scrutinize our own attitudes and ideas. This will entail knowing what we truly WANT ... not just fighting and bucking against what we do NOT want. We will attract what we focus upon. You can't fool Mother Nature OR the Law of Attraction!
Someone asked me once: "If you could give the whole world one message...what would it be." I stole the answer from a speech I heard someone give! I said "I would say Question Authority...and then think about things when there is no one else around to agree or disagree with you and ask 'how does this REALLY make me feel?" Not meaning my ego-ridden ideas of Right or Wrong... but how aligned am I to the spirit within.
I know I am guilty of it, too -- but we ALL have to get past other people's ideas of what is right or wrong... and really start to think for ourselves. We must learn to LET GO of the idea of 'sanctity' of any one country, one constitution, or one set of human-made Laws and Rules... and to trust that someplace within us is a far greater inward knowing which means overcoming a lot of programmed fear of DARING to question any and all 'authority.' Too many have no idea where this 'authority' even originated.
I DO honestly believe things are 'getting better' --and I also believe it will entail some big upheavals of sorts....perhaps necessary in order so that people will become willing to Let Go of what is not working. It all begins with believing in -- and thinking for -- ourselves...displaying a willingness to Let Go of those stubbornly held ideas that are not working!!.... We need to believe in the goodness which exists in every single person...regardless of how well it is 'covered up.' And some seem to do that quite well!! However, that can be the beginning of Awakening and coming into Awareness. That is Enlightenment. I always end each article with "Namaste' " It's more than just a 'nice greeting' ... It means: "the Soul in me acknowledges the Soul in you"... We best be careful what we want and what we wish for ... wishes and wants (beliefs) have a way of coming true. It is best, perhaps, if we remember that for our sake... what we want needs to be based on what is for the highest good ...of all concerned.