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Creating a USA Charter

 

Purpose:  To create a working document that lays out the important relationship commitments between the members of the USA community.  It is to be used as a guideline for each of us to continue to build relationships and manage commitments that were agreed upon or need to be enhanced.

 How do we talk and work together as a community.  Finding the good in each of us and not the HATE.

Norms to operate by Values we believe in Goal to live by
Language: how we communicate Rituals that we practice Our vision

 

 

Approach:

 Aristotle wrote:

over 2000 years ago

 

Galea, Sandro. Well (p. 33). Oxford University Press

Every state is a community of some kind, and every community is established with a view to some good; for everyone always acts in order to obtain that which they think good. But, if all communities aim at some good, the state or political community, which is the highest of all, and which embraces all the rest, aims at good in a greater degree than any other, and at the highest good.

 

Issues:
Dark money in politics  https://youtu.be/ce0Rjp8Qsvk
Founders promise https://youtu.be/oZyD3Cyd2vw
How to have an intelligent conversations about controversial news
 

The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate are the only constitutionally mandated
legislative bodies responsible for punishing and expelling members of Congress when they act unethically or break federal law.

   

 

 Resources:

We have to apply the teaching of the books “Tribe” & “Well” to create a culture within the USA that deals will creating a culture that solving the issue that allows infants to grow to become crazy’s.

 

  • Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger

  • Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations  by Amy Chua 

  • Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health  by Sandro Galea

     

 Needed

 

Its like forming our USA Team

 

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  A Culture/Charter that does the following:

 

  • ·       Honors all of our citizens

  • ·       Shows loving kindness to all

  • ·       Builds and welcomes a community that watches out for its members

  • ·       Solves its problems by finding the root cause of its making and works as a community to solve them.

  • ·       Listens to each other and does not talk with HATE.

  • ·       Every voter has to vote and its on the weekend.  Shared responsibility & love of country

  • ·       Has moral responsibility to its citizens.

  • ·       Has a set of values, rituals and norms that benefit the community.

  • ·       Looks for the things we share versus the disagreements

 

 Provides

 

Policies and public institutions that foster a good culture

 —things like equity, affordable housing, better schools, economic opportunity, and global peace—all improve mental health by creating a place where health can flourish (including mental health).

 

This provides an environment where children grow up to become active citizens that have a positive culture/value system

 

 

 

By doing this we will reduce mass killing and be able to deal with guns as enablers verse the cause

 

 Roll out:
  • ·       Developing a message open statement and closing statement

  • ·       Create an implementation booklet

  • ·       Get our leadership; Political, Religious, Business and Entertainment to back this proposal.

  • ·       Create a list of simple actions we all can do everyday.

  • ·       Develop a community charter that includes our culture and roll out plan.

  • Develop a renewal plan  

 

First Steps :
  • Get to know your neighbors
  • Learn to listen with empathy when talking to others
  • Pick up trash when you see it
  • Show loving kindness to others

 

 Charter:  definition

 A written grant by a country's legislative or sovereign power, by which a body such as a company, college, or city is founded and its rights and privileges

defined.

synonyms:

authorityauthorizationsanctioncovenantdispensation

consentpermission

sufferanceMore

 

 

 Culturedefinition Is a word for the 'way of life' of groups of people, meaning the

way they do things. ... Excellence of taste in the fine arts and

humanities, also known as high culture. An integrated pattern of

human knowledge, belief, and behavior. The outlook, attitudes, values,

morals goals, and customs shared by a society.

 

If we’re to come together as a nation, we all need to elevate ourselves. We need to find a way to talk to each other if we’re to have any chance of bridging divides.

 

We need to allow ourselves to see our tribal adversaries as fellow Americans, engaged in a common enterprise. Those who are worried about terrorism should be able to express that worry without being branded an Islamophobe. Those who view America’s seismic demographic changes and massive influx of immigrants with anxiety should be able to express that anxiety without being branded a racist.

 

Transformational population change is dislocating, and diversity has costs. But we’ve been through this before. Over and over, throughout American history, waves of new immigrants have come to our shores, always met with suspicion and fear that the nation’s character will be endangered, its streets made unsafe, its values lost. Every time, we’ve overcome this fear, prospered, and grown stronger.


Chua, Amy. Political Tribes (p. 207). Penguin Publishing Group. 

Dreams are not real, but they can be made so. The American Dream is a promise of freedom and hope for every individual on these shores. But it is also a call on all of us to make true the myths we tell ourselves about what America has always been.  More than anyone else, Langston Hughes was the poet of this dream.

In his 1935 poem “Let America Be America Again,” he writes: Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed— Let it be that great strong land of love. But then a second voice enters: (It never was America to me.) The first voice replies: Say, who are you that mumbles in the dark? And the second answers: I am the poor white, fooled and pushed apart, I am the Negro bearing slavery’s scars. I am the red man driven from the land, I am the immigrant clutching the hope I seek— And finding only the same old stupid plan Of dog eat dog, of mighty crush the weak. But far from concluding with defeat, Hughes offers a prayer and an affirmation: O, let America be America again— The land that never has been yet— And yet must be—the land where every man is free. . . . O, yes, I say it plain, America never was America to me, And yet I swear this oath— America will be! Acknowledgments

Chua, Amy. Political Tribes (pp. 209-211). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

 

 

 

 

 

Elements:

Charter

Policies and public institutions

Culture

 

Purpose

Authority

Covenant

Goals

Culture

 

 

that foster a good culture —things like equity, affordable housing, better schools, economic opportunity, and global peace—all improve mental health by creating a place where health can flourish.

 

Values

Norms

Rituals

Moral compass

Beliefs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference material from ei.yale.edu

 

 

 

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