Tenets to Help Guide!

Donald Louis Hamilton

We all live together on this tiny planet - a lonely island in the vast cosmos of the universe. It is for the benefit of all of Mankind that we make the most of our brief existence and try to live in peace with each other. With human nature being what it is, this association of 'People of Goodwill' is dedicated to establishing some fundamental guidelines so that all people can enjoy the fruits of mankind's tremendous imaginative powers by establishing a peaceful and prosperous coexistence with all of humanity on this tiny speck of space dust that we call home.

In this complex, troubled world with so many factions trying to influence and dominate our thinking, we need all the help we can get so that we may choose a responsible positive path to follow during our lifetime and to ensure our children will inherit a strong and beautiful country when their time comes to take over.

The following list of tenets is offered to help guide you to a better life in your relationships with your family, friends and other people. 'People of Goodwill' are dedicated to promoting and spreading these ideas to anyone who will listen so that human society may continue to be a safe, beautiful, happy place to live and raise our children.

There are times when People of Goodwill seem to disappear altogether. In Nazi Germany hatred ran wild, people seemed to sink to unbelievable depths of evil, committing tremendous killing, destruction and mayhem. People are still killing each other in large numbers all over the world. At the present time an especially radical segment of Islam is dedicated to spread their doctrines by terror - intimidating, dominating, indiscriminately killing innocent people. In some countries evil leaders rule by brutal force and terror, they are the only law. The 20th century has had more then its share of evil leaders and storytellers who have ruled their respective countries by sheer terror. Throughout the history of mankind it has been much the same.

Where had the People of Goodwill gone? I think they were present in these cases but through disunity, lack of resolve and fear, they have allowed the evil forces to become the dominant force and take over their countries. Once these forces become dominant it is extremely hard to get rid of them. These forces are always present just waiting for their chance to become the dominant force. People of Goodwill need guidelines to prevent this from happening.

Fortunately, our country was created by People of Goodwill who used the revolutionary positive concepts of the great philosophers of the past ages. They also added positive ideas of their own that were critical keystones in forming our country. Concepts such as: the Bill of Rights, the pursuit of happiness, the government is a servant of the people not visa versa, etc..

It was a good start and an excellent foundation for our country but over the years other People of Goodwill added to this beginning. First, by giving all white men, not just the land owners the right to vote. This was followed by other People of Goodwill in denouncing the concept of slavery. After fighting a terrible war, in which hundreds of thousands of brave young men gave their lives, our country succeeded in abolishing slavery all together.

Shortly after that they gave black men the right to vote also. Finally, earlier in the 20th century the People of Goodwill succeeded in giving women the right to vote and passed the Civil Rights laws which would help ensure that all people could enjoy the rights to which they were entitled. Each of these steps changed the country for the better. They were all brought about by People of Goodwill fighting for a just cause.

*** A Commitment for People of Goodwill. ***

The goals of these tenets are based on mutual respect and dedicated to: Promote the Health, Happiness, and Security of our Family, Community, Country and Planet, now and in the future, in a positive responsible manner.

  • Beware of storytellers who promote prejudice, hate and anger against other people.
  • Respect the rights of other people, as we would like to be respected, even though we may not like them.
  • If married, strive to provide a safe, friendly, loving, healthful and happy environment for our spouse and family.
  • Strive to maintain our credibility and the support of our family, friends and fellow citizens. Refrain from profanity and illegal drugs entirely. Do not drink alcoholic beverages or at most, drink very moderately.
  • Set a good example. Be a positive storyteller. Lead our family in a positive direction and instill positive moral values in our children. Avoid being too domineering or being dominated.
  • Strive to provide a positive well rounded education for our children so that; they will know their place in history, have the proper tools to live a happy, fruitful life and be able to provide economic and moral guidance for their families in the future.
  • Strive to give aid to people in need, in a responsible, friendly manner.
  • Protect the environment. Strive to build and maintain a - safe, clean and beautiful neighborhood, community and country for our families and fellow citizens to live in and enjoy.
  • Do not abuse or mistreat the animals that we share this planet with.
  • Support the beauty and vibrance of our culture, art, music and literature. Support and promote the economic well-being of our community and country so that we can maintain the present high standard of living that we now enjoy. Speak out to promote justice and fairness for all, where we feel it needs our support.
  • Avoid burdening our future generations with the debt of the present generation.
  • Defend our family, community and country in time of need. Support a strong military defense force at all times. We live in a dangerous, troubled world.
  • Strive to keep our imagination headed in a positive direction. It is an extremely powerful gift that could lead us down either, very positive or very negative paths.
  • Strive to maintain our constitutional freedoms and eliminate unnecessary and burdensome laws and regulations.
  • Support the laws of our country but speak out to change unfair laws or laws that give unfair advantages to various groups of citizens.
  • Strive to eliminate corruption and waste wherever we see it occurring.
  • Strive to keep our civilization on the highest level that we can possibly achieve.
  • If you are inclined to religious belief -- ask for the guidance from your Creator so that we may live by these tenets.

    © 1997 Donald L. Hamilton, Author of: "The MIND of MANKIND, Human Imagination, the source of Mankind' tremendos power!"

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