in order to
procure a reasonable democracy,
produce an equal capitalism,
promote a fulfilled citizenry,
preserve our national culture,
provide for the common defense,
protect our natural environment,
the Citizens of the United States of America,
empowered by the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God,
in pursuit of the Life, Liberty and Happiness bequeathed us by our forebearers, proffer our consent to be governed by this our third CONSTITUTION:
The Valentine Constitution brings reason to our democracy, provides equality between corporations and Citizens on a level economic playing field, promotes the development of Our Citizens’ aptitudes and callings, preserves our language and values and middle class, and defends our borders, seas and resources and the nature we need to survive.
Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence “assumes among the powers of the earth” that all Citizens are “entitled” by “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” to equality, a “self-evident” truth. Our “inalienable rights of Life, Liberty and Happiness” were “endowed by Our Creator.” His Declaration then calls for the “instituting” of a government whose “powers are derived from the consent of the governed.”
Jefferson continues, “Experience has shown that Citizens are more likely to suffer than to right the suffering” they have gotten used to, declaring that “it is the right and the duty of the Citizens to throw off such government.”
Jefferson’s protégé Madison then wrote our current Constitution. I attended Jefferson’s university. All three of us grew up within ninety miles of each other on Northern Virginia farms where the powers of the earth, the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God are indeed self-evident.