The Book of the Is: A book on bridges
The Book of the Is is a theory of the Is (everything and nothing).
As a theory of the Is it bridges to solutions (mostly political ones).
The Is and Is Not, as political theories, were noted in the work of Parmenides, a pre-Socratic thinker. Parmenides thought the Is Not to be an inscrutable path; he also understood humans would still choose that path: the same is true today.
Regardless of your political identification, libertarian, progressive, conservative, liberal, communist and/or tea partier, the ratified US Constitution is “an Is” and it contains the peace terms for US citizenry. Those terms, the peace terms of We the People, are as follows:
· USC Article I, Section 2, Clause 3: “The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative.”
· USC Article V: the Amendment process is available for US citizenry to alter these ratified peace terms (the “thirty Thousand” in Article I, Section 2, Clause 3 for example).
· USC 7th Amendment: regarding common law, preserves the right to trial by jury in the districts of thirty Thousand mandated in Article I, “where the value in controversy exceeds twenty dollars [$20].”
· Article the first of the congressional Bill of Rights (1789): this proposed and active amendment (the first and last of the original twelve), would change the ratio ratified in Article I from thirty Thousand to “fifty Thousand.”
We the People have already won the war between “us” and the peace terms have been ratified. Evidently, it is up to us to build the peace, as that is and will be our heritage: representing We the People in Congress according to our numbers.
Constitutions quell challenges, making them an integral part of our Is. This is not a question of morality in the sense of right and wrong: the US Constitution is not a moral concern – it’s a legal one. What’s to be done with this Is – these terms of peace – that’s up to US.
The Book of the Is (2013)