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However, the development of the USA as a 'nation of bandits' has a deeper origin --- the loss of the social contract of John Locke and the loss of Locke's 'Society-Government' relationship. This Society is defined in the first two paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence (DOI) and this Government is defined in the Constitution.
In a letter dated 11/12/10, I informed West Virginia's Senator John Rockefeller IV about these losses. On the same date, I posted his letter as a blog on this website.
In this letter, I am saying that all senators and representatives of the USA are unaware of the Lockean social contract and the functional relationship between 'the People of the USA,' as defined by the DOI, and the 'only Government,' as defined by the Constitution.
Since Republicans, Tea Party members, Democrats, President Obama, and Supreme Court justices are unaware of these deeper losses, the debate between Boehner and President Obama will not produce any progress.
When the Iraq War ended, Irak made a Constitution as suggested by U.S. leaders. This suggestion was wrong because 'Government' (the public sector) was defined, but 'the People of Iraq' (the private sector) was not defined. So, new democracies should beware of wrong suggestions..