The Science of Constitutional Reform
Date: September 3, 2022
Author: Edward Tilley
Publication: The CSQ Research Journal
Comments to: CSQ Forum
The rapid development of evidence-based civics and economic sciences like Transition Economics (TE), has created an explosion of visualization and causality decision support tools that can today double economies and advance societies and humanity reliably.
The Elephant in the Room
The Elephant in the Room today is the uncomfortable fact that our universities teach theory-based curricula and DO NOT teach evidence-based science. Worse, they actively block evidence-based economic and social science research as well. See those case studies here: “Our Academic Mediocracy” and “Educational Reform”
Why? Economics and business professors are mathematicians, without the computer science skills necessary to teach an evidence-based science.
Why are the discussions of Science and Constitutional Reform essential and urgent today?
EVERY large nation that follows Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Second Bill of Rights is advancing
EVERY nation that follows the US or Canadian list of rights, collapses every 60 years reliably
EVERY nation that follows FDR Advances
Without further ado, let’s introduce the science…
How did FDR’s success come about? FDR was a historian and engineer, and his people were Puritans – who wrote our English King James Bible in 1605. We call these Puritans “Pilgrims” and FDR, like the author of this article, was a descendant of the Mayflower as well.
Science is observation, and FDR realized that nations built upon all of the Rights described in the Bible’s Constitution were proven to be successful. I don’t think that he realized he had been raised on lessons taught by Hammurabi and Ur-Nammu’s Constitutions, he more likely understood that he could trust the methods of legitimate historians when creating a textbook of important insights and lessons learned based on events from the past.
FDR’s Second Bill of Rights became the United Nation’s Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights too.
These policies went on to build the greatest economy in history for the United States.
How are the countries doing today, that adopted FDR’s human rights into their Constitution?
A = Advance; C = Collapse, and the Percentages (%) are advancing scores within 25% of threshold values. TE thresholds are explained in our Science of 70% tutorial
The FDR Constitution countries are advancing across the board.
I also feel certain that if we taught the lessons of this article more clearly, it’s very likely that all 83 of the nations that use the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights today, would be advancing very consistently right alongside these larger economies too.
How did large Non-FDR (Non-Bible) Constitution Nations fair?
Collapse, collapse, collapse – with two Advancing Democracies and two? advancing Monarchies, out of 56 – 3 FDR nations with populations numbering over 20-million.
Large, Non-FDR Constitutions in this G20 group are consistently collapsing today. The only exceptions are a Monarchy – Saudi Arabia, Australia, China, and South Korea – and then things get worse quickly for all other high-population nations with lesser constitutions.
Small-Population High-Income nations fair the best, while large nations worsen as income levels worsen.
As Social Contracts fall, Social Contract Loss rises – despite the fact that the two are very different measures.
Ten measures in all …
And the same is true for other highly causal measures used in this report – Savings Growth, Export per Capita, Gross Spending, and Males 65+
All nations over a population of 20 million are collapsing in today’s global mature capitalism, with the exception of the FDR Nations and just a couple of others…
Summarizing Advancing and Collapsing Constitutions
The reporting of our Collapses and Financial Losses is an important first step in an essential Constitutional Reform problem-solving and performance-management process. The practice of branding a nation “Collapsing” or “Marginally Collapsing” is not to insult, rather it’s to prevent the continued ignoring of correctable problems.
Canada shows three “A”s, 3 Marginal “%”s (which is an advancing grade), a 0% Trade Balance after fourteen years of trade deficit, and three “C”s; so we give it a very scientific, observation and evidence-based “Marginally Collapsing” designation.
China also has three “A”s, 4 stronger Marginal “%” advances, and three “C”s, however, its trade surplus is consistent for 28 years and its productivity is much higher than any G7 nation for that time as well. China is “Advancing” …
EVERY PROBLEM IS SOLVABLE! This statement requires that we recognize our problems and then also start to fix them, instead of ignoring them and allowing problems/collapses to continue and worsen; as our governments and academic theories are absolutely encouraging today.
Why didn’t Madison add all of the Bible’s human rights to the U.S. Constitution?
James Madison composed the United States of America Bill of Rights in 1791. Why didn’t he add all of the Bible’s human rights at that time?
The answer to that question is most likely selfishness and a poor understanding of civics. When the Bible’s human rights were last updated at the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD, 307 of the world’s greatest scholars and historians were brought to bear; Madison composed his Bill of Rights in isolation with only the approval of slave owners to consider.
Madison’s two famous quotes were:
The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with Blood for centuries
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The essence of government is power; and power, once lodged in human hands as it must, will ever be liable to abuse
The Bible was not religion; not “Church”, and Mr. Madison was a slave owner writing rules that could be approved by other slaveowners as well. There was no conceivable manner in which this group was going to allocate human rights to their “property”.
THIS, is the reason that large nations collapse every 60 years when they use his Bill of Rights
What are the Bible’s full list of Human Rights?
For those who are interested in that list, I would respectfully request that you support our work here at CSQ – to build responsible science in civics and economics, by buying “The Book” which includes the first release of the Global Leadership Book of Knowledge (GL-BOK) – from our website at csq1.org/thebook, and read all about it there.