Constitutionalist Church

Constitutionalism

by on Feb.07, 2009, under Constitutionalism

Constitutionalism is the doctrine that the rules and practices of government and its officials must be held subject to superior laws called constitutions, from which all legal authority must derive by an unbroken logical chain.

There is a hierarchy of constitutions:

  1. Constitution of Nature
  2. Constitution of Society
  3. Constitution of the State
  4. Constitutions of Government

Each of these are subject to the one above it. There may be subsidiary constitutions of government for political subdivisions, and for private organizations.

It is also a faith that human beings have the ability, if they make the effort, to make constitutional government work. However, it also involves the duty to make that effort, alone and in concert with others.

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Greetings constitutionalists

by on Feb.01, 2009, under Uncategorized

The formal name of the Constitutionalist Church is the Constitution Society, which was founded April 1, 1994. It ministers to all those who are committed to the Rule of Law, which means compliance with a Supreme Law from which all ordinary laws must be derived. This Supreme Law forms a hierarchy:

  • Constitution of Nature
  • Constitution of Society
  • Constitution of the State
  • Constitution of Government

Each of threse constitutions are subject to the one above, so that if someone erroneously tries to assert a provision of any inconsistent with a constitution above, that provision is itself unconstitutional.

The first modern constitutions of government consistent with the superior constitutions of nature, society, and the state, were the constitutions of the several American states after they declared independence un 1776. The lessons learned in those were incorporated into  the Constitution for the United States, adopted in 1789, and since amended.

A principal tenet of the Constitutionalist Church is that law is a command issued by a lawgiving authority to those subject to it, and must be construed to mean what was meant by the lawgiver, to the extent that can be discovered.

As a religion constitutionalism embraces all other religions compatible with it, which broadly include all those which teach love, tolerance, and civic virtue. It is a metareligion, a religion about religions. It does not assert a name for a lawgiver for the Constitution of Nature. Every person is free to choose a name, or none. It does not assert an afterlife or ultimate justice beyond this world, but focuses on this life and justice in this world, and on faith in the basic goodness of humanity and possibility of working together to make this world a place where justice prevails.

We embrace as humanity all beings who share our values, anywhere in the Universe.

Join with us in our ministry. We have much work to do.

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