Developing Symbols: In General (Continuation XI)
The first step of this correction would bring the Declaration of Independence into the US body of laws. This is accomplished by recognizing that the founders were guided by the social contract theory of England’s John Locke. So, contract laws apply. So, Locke’s social contract has two parties. One is ‘the society’ and the other is ‘the government.’ The founders distinguished these parties respectively with the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.
Thus, the field of law made a major error by considering ‘constitutional law’ but not ‘contract law.’ I bring this error to the attention of the field of law in my Amazon. com review of the popular book, The Declaration of Independence’ by Carl L. Becker. (Click and scroll down) No one agreed with my review. Yet, this error is a major error in the field of law because it denies, for instance, government’s developmental effort on a theology or the ‘theory of God’ and limits government to finding ‘Laws of Nature,’ when the Declaration of Independence identifies ‘Laws of Nature and Nature’s God.’ Government’s activities on the theory of God and on these two laws are possible without establishing any religion. This error also forces government to legislate ‘arbitrary’ laws and denies government from legislating ‘natural’ laws.
The second step would remove all atheistic principles from the US economy while simultaneously adding godly principles to it. These removals and additions would be only those principles that are consistent with proven scientific/theological statements. Since a godly nation works into the future for its children, the US economy must become futuristic by creating national goals. A laissez-faire economy is too personal and shows no interest in the cooperation of 'the people.'