A Declaration of Liberty and Order

A Declaration of Liberty and Order

MyDeclaration

The primary responsibility of a government is to provide for the common defense, maintain social order, promote liberty, provide for the equal treatment and protection under the law, and to ensure economic and social opportunity for its citizens. These rights extend to all citizens, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, or medical condition. Transparency and democratic accountability are the pillars that protect those fundamental rights, and every measure should be taken to strengthen those pillars.

The consolidation of decision-making power in the political and economic spheres will inevitably lead to tyranny by a ruling class that will become increasingly unaccountable. Institutions should be structured in such a way to disperse decision-making power to the extent feasible to maintain social order. The ultimate destiny of a culture will be dictated not by measures adopted by the government; but by evolving social norms that will ultimately influence the measures adopted by the government.

In matters of military and foreign affairs, decision-making power should be consolidated in such a manner to prevent cursory factionalism from usurping international order. This consolidated decision-making authority, however, must remain ultimately accountable to the citizens.

— T.J. Mayes, San Antonio, Texas

1 Comment

  1. Calo Jones 2 years ago

    “The ultimate destiny of a culture will be dictated not by measures adopted by the government; but by evolving social norms that will ultimately influence the measures adopted by the government.” -You

    Your title refers to Liberty and Order. I would ask how, according to your quote, you could have either in such a situation.

    A government that listens only to the people, regardless of cultural shift, may find itself in grave danger. If the government only looks to people for its rule of law, the rule of law will constantly change. Their is no Order in this.

    Rule of law must be founded in immutable principles. We are seeing a shift away from this idea now in the United States as our government increasingly interprets our Constitution based on the desires of the people, rather than the intentions of the Founders. Tyranny does not need only come through one man; it may also come through the masses. Without Order, their can be no true Liberty for all.

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