DEVELOPMENT OF THE STATE***
The STATE is
a product from the evolution of the civilization; it represents the
fair price paid by the society after the havocs and sufferings
of wars achieved with technical of adjustments from the old wars
among tribal forces and nations in conflicts.
The MODERN STATE is the institution that survived the lingering
fight for the power of the group. The “superior power”, at the long runprevailed and produced in fact a work -The STATE-
together with the “moral myth” of the absolute obligation of the
citizen to live and die for the State. But the State has not been or
is the divine genesis, it was not even produced by the intelligent man's voluntary
action; the State is a purely progressive institution and had a completely
mechanical and automatic origin.
THE EMBRYONIC STAGE OF THE STATE
State is a social and territorial regulator organization. The
strongest, more effective and more durable State consists of “Only
One Nation” whose people have only one Language,
Customs and Common Institutions.
The first States were small and all arising as a result of the “conquests”;
and they didn't originate for voluntary associations. Great parts were founded
by nomadic conquerors, who attacked the peaceful shepherds or established
peasants to dominate them and enslave them. These States, as result of conquests,
were unavoidably stratified; and from there, it resulted the manifestation
of classes and their consequent fights of social classes that have
been selective many times.
The northern tribes of the American Red Men never reached
the true condition of State; they never progressed beyond of a confederation,
scarce unit of tribes that is a very primitive form of the State. The closest to this condition was the Iroquois federation; but this group of six
nations never ended up working as a State, and it was not able to survive due
to the absence of certain essential elements for the modern national life,
and inheritance of the private property.
of cities, and also more agriculture and industry.
family organization. These Red Men clinger to the maternal
family and the nephew's inheritance.
valiant and intelligent executive direction.
of the captive ones. They adopted them or killed them
and decisive conquests.
men of Red Race were too democratic; they had a good government,
but it failed in the planet. Much later, they would of developed a
grandiose State, if they had not met prematurely with the white
man's more advanced civilization, who practiced the government
methods of the Greeks and Romans.
The success of the Roman State was based in:
agriculture and the domestication of the animals.
population's concentration -the cities.
private property and the land.
slavery -the citizenship classes.
conquest and reorganization of the weak and retrograde towns.
defined territory, with roads.
and strong governors.
great weakness of the Roman civilization and the factor that contributed to the final fall of the empire were the supposedly
liberal and seemingly advanced disposition of freeing the of youths twenty
one years old, and the unconditional liberation of the
girls youths so that they could marry the man of their election
or leave to the foreigner to be given to the immoral life. But
the tremendous damage that suffered this society didn't consist
on these “reformations”, but rather, in the very
wide and too violent way in that they were adopted. The landslide
of Rome demonstrates what you can expect when a state is subjected
to a fast expansion and associated with the out of control
What it made possible to reach an embryonic State was the decline of the consanguineous
knots and the territorial conquests that used to lay the foundation in favor
of the firmest tribal federations. Although a sovereignty that transcends all
the smaller fights and disagreements of the group are the main characteristics
of the true State, there were still many classes and chaste that lasted inside
the later state organizations as remainders of clans and tribes of remote times.
Later on the territorial bigger States sustained a lingering and bloody fight
with these groups of smaller consanguineous clans; then, the “tribal government” turned
out to be a valuable transition from the “family authority” until
the achievement of the “state authority”. Later
many clans like guilds and other industrial associations arose.
The failure of the “state integration” results from the setback to
the conditions of obsolete government technics, that were used previously
to the State; just as it happened to the feudalism of the European Middle Age.
During these medieval ages of obscurantism, it came down the territorial state
and there was a reversion to the small groups of the “castles”;
it was the stage of the growing reappearance of the clans and tribes. Today semi-states of this nature still exist in Asia and Africa,
but not all constitute evolutionary reversions, great parts of them are embryonic
nucleus for new states. [Top]
THE EVOLUTION OF A REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT
being an ideal, it is a product of the civilization and not of
the evolution. Therefore, it is necessary to advance slowly! and
choose carefully!, because the dangers of
the Democracy are:
glorification of the mediocrity.
selection of bases and unworthy and ignorant governors.
failure in recognizing the basic facts of the social evolution.
danger of the universal vote in hands of indolent and uneducated
slavery to the public opinion. The majority is not always right.
opinion”, the “common opinion” has always
delay the Society; nevertheless, it is valuable
because while it slows the social evolution, it preserves the Civilization.
The Education of the Public Opinion is the only
sure and true method to reactivate the Civilization to a major
scale. The use of the Force is only a temporary resource.
The Cultural development accelerates more every
time when the bullets and the pressures give up the way to the “referendum”.
The Public Opinion and the Established Customs constitute
the primordial and basic energy of the Social Evolution and
the Development of the State, but in order to obtain a state
value, they should be expressed in a non-violent way.
The measure of the progress of the Society is determined by
the level of influence exercised on the individual and byr the expression of a non-violent state
regulation that can exercise the “public opinion”.
A truly civilized Government arrives when the “public opinion” assume
the faculty of the Free Personal Suffrage. However, the “popular
elections” cannot always decide with certainty these government questions,
but they represent the form of guessing right or even wrong. The Evolution
doesn't produce superlative perfection at once, but rather, a comparatively
practical and progressive adaptation.
It exists ten steps for the practical and efficient
evolution of the Representative Government, these are:
OF THE PERSON. All
the forms of human slavery of any nature, must disappear.
LIBERATION. Educate free people,
this is to teach them how to think highly and smartly,
planning their evolutionary destination wisely; otherwise,
the liberty will cause more harm than well-being.
KINGDOM OF THE LAW. The Liberty can be
enjoyed as long as the will and the desires of the human
governors are substituted by modern and better legislative certificates, agreed and accepted by the Fundamental Law
of the Ordered Cosmos.
LIBERTY OF EXPRESSION AND SPEECH. The Representative
Government is inconceivable without the liberty of all
the expression ways for the opinions and aspirations of
the Human Joint.
SECURITY OF THE PROPERTY. No
Government can last a lot if it doesn't provide the right
to his citizens of enjoying all the forms of property.
The man yearn the right of administrate, control, grant, sell, lease and protect the property.
RIGHT TO THE PETITION-SOLICITUDE. The Representative
Government must assume the right of hearing to its citizens. The
Petition-Solicitude privilege is inherent to the "Free
RIGHT TO GOVERN. It
is not enough with being listened; the petition-solicitude
power should get by direct ways and without conditions to the Administration of
UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE. The Representative
Government presupposes a universal, intelligent and efficient
electorate. The character of such a government will always
be determined by the character and the capacity of its
functionaries. And as the civilization progresses, the
suffrage still being universal for both sexes, will
be modified and adapted, creating new forms to modernize
CONTROL OF THE PUBLIC FUNCTIONARIES. No
Civil Government will be effective and helpful, unless
the citizenship possesses and uses wise techniques to guide
and control the public administration and the public
INTELLIGENT AND QUALIFIED REPRESENTATION. The
survival of the Democracy rests in the Representative Government's
growing success; and this is subordinated to the practice
of knowing how to choose representatives for the “public
positions”; therefore, these beings will be those that
are technically qualified, intellectually competent, socially
loyal and morally altruistic. Only with these dispositions
can the government of the people, for the people and to the
people to be preserved. [Top]
THE IDEALS OF THE STATE
political or administrative form of a government is not transcendent,
but it is the capacity to grant the basic elements for the civil
progress: The Liberty, the Security,
the Education and the Social Coordination.
The course of the Social Evolution is determined by What a State Do and
not for what a State Is. In spite of everything,
none State can transcend the moral values from the group of its citizens,
this is exemplified in the quality of its elected leaders. The
infestation of the “ignorance” and the “egoism” in
the administration of the state guarantees the unavoidable fall
immediately, even in the more outstanding type of government.
No matter how much they complain the national egotism, until recently,
has been essential for the social survival. This way, the doctrine of the “elected
town” has been, until recent times, a primordial factor to unite
the tribes and build the nations. But not any State from now on can reach splendid
levels of operation, until it doesn't overcome all the forms of the national
fanaticism since this is completely adverse to the following escalade of the
human progress. The best way to conquer this type of fanaticism is to carry
out global coordination of Rhythmic Balanced Interchanges among
the Science, the Trade,
the Recreation and the Religion.
The IDEAL STATE functions under the propulsion of three coordinated
and powerful forces:
TO THE LOVE. That derives
the altruistic realization of the Global Fraternity.
OF THE PATRIOTISM. In an intelligent way
and being founded in high ideals of Global Unit.
OF COSMIC INTERNAL VISION. That
translates in fair facts, improved necessities and high
Laws of the Ideal State are few and they leave
behind the negativist age of the taboos, entering the era of
the high progress of the genuine Individual Liberty that
results from the true increase of the “Self-Control”.
The Elevated State doesn't only demand to their
citizens to work, but it also urges them to the beneficent
and elevated use of the “Free Time”,
increasing the freedom of the heavy work as a result and progresing the age of the super controlled mechanization
at the sametime. The Free Time must produce as
well as consume.
No society has progressed a lot when it allows the idleness or when it tolerates
the misery. But the misery and the inferiority will
never be able to eliminate if the faulty and degenerate stumps are maintained
with the efforts of others and if they are also allowed to the reproduction without
A Moral Society should intend to preserve the dignity of its citizenship and
offer all normal individuals an appropriate opportunity for their Self-Realization,
for an elevated reason of its existence. This plan of social achievement would
produce a cultural society from superior order. The true upward evolution of
the Society should be fomented by a government supervision that exercises little
by little a minimum of regulatory control. Since:
BEST STATE IS THE ONE THAT COORDINATES MORE AND GOVERN LESS!!!.
elevated ideals of the Governable should be achieved
by the evolution, the gradual development of the Civic
Conscience and the recognition of the obligation and
privilege of the Social Service. At the beginning,
the men assume the Government's loads like a Duty while it continues
existing in the administration the opportunistics politicians,
but now, the New Altruistic Voluntaries go after
this service because they consider it a great privilege and a maximum
honor. The level of condition of any civilization is clearly reflected
in the quality of the citizens that offer themselves
to accept the responsibilities of the State in Evolution.
a true community of nations in way to the Global Unity,
the work of governing the cities and counties should be carried
out by experts in administration, as well as it happens to other forms of commercial associations and private economics.
In the advanced States, the Political Service is considered
as the highest devotion in the citizenship. The supreme objective of the wisest
and nobler citizens is to win the civil recognition and then to be chosen
or named for some position of government trust.It is the governments'
duty to confer their victorious civil and social officials the maximum honor recognition
for the granted service. It will be dispensed honors to those that generate
and produce progresses in this order: to the Philosophers, Educators, Scientifics and Industrialists.
The kind Parent-Brothers will be properly rewarded by the excellence
of their children; the purely Religious Guides, being Ambassadors
of the Spiritual Kingdom, receive their recompenses in the next evolving levels of the
THE PROGRESSIVE CIVILIZATION
Economy, the Society and the Government must evolve to the unison
if they want to last. The static conditions in
an evolutionary world indicate “fall”;
and only those institutions that move forward with the evolutionary
push will persist.
The Progressive Program of one Civilization World in advance
and expansion is made up of:
Preservation of the Individual Freedoms. To
conform one Global Nation.
Protection of the Home. To
conform one Global Family.
Promotion of the Economic Security. To
conform one Global Currency.
Prevention of the Illnesses. The
Education Compulsory. To
conform one Global School.
Employment Compulsory. The
Development of the Cooperation.
Use of the Free Time. To
conform one Global Language.
Help to the Unfortunate. The
Improve Global Service.
Improvement of the Race. To
conform one Global Race.
Promotion of the Arts and the Ascendant Sciences.
Promotion of a New Philosophy of Life -The
Increase of the Cosmic Internal Vision -The
Spirituality. To conform one Global Religion.
progress depends on the art of driving the civilization to
the direct road of the realization of the maxim Human-Divine goals
from the material effort, this consists in: The great social achievement
of the Man's Global Fraternity and in the great individual
achievement of being aware of the Alive Presence
of The Father of All Fathers which is revealed in
the intimate of each Being, making that their small will be
the Will of the Father-Mother-Love.
The appearance in the planet of the true Global Fraternity means
that a high social order has arrived in which all the men are delighted, bearing
one another's burden, and in fact they put into practice the Golden
Rule!, But it cannot achieve such an ideal society when the “retrograde” or “villainous” are
to the expectation of taking unjust and impious advantage in those
that are motivated basically by the devotion to the service of the Truth,
the Kindness and the Beauty. In such
a situation only one procedure is practical: The followers of the “Golden
Rule” can establish a progressive society in which they live according with
their ideals; and at the same Time and Space, maintaining an appropriate protection
against their fellow men who are sunk in the ignorance and maybe will try to take
advantage of their peaceful predilections or destroy the civilization
man's elevated ideal cannot be carried out and survive in an evolutive
planet if the intelligent beings of altruistic minds of each generation
are allowed to be exterminated or exploded by hands of humanity's
perverse groupings. Here it is the great test of the idealism!:
Could an advanced society to maintain prepared their policemen and military forces that
protect it from the internal attacks of the lovers of the war, without
falling in the temptation of using the military power in external offensive
operations against other towns, in order to take selfish advantages
or international usurpation?. The national survival demand to
maintain the police and military forces while it is being in process
of reaching a super society; and the religious idealism can only
prevent that it prostitutes these forces, avoiding that they become
aggressors. But, only the Love and the Fraternity can
really prevent that the retrograde forces oppress
those of vanguards. [Top]
THE EVOLUTION OF THE COMPETITION
the “competition” is essential for
the social progress; but the competition without
rate or measure engenders the “violence”.
In today's society the “competition” is transforming
little by little and the little that is left from it is in the field
of the wars, this competition class determines the position
of the industrial armament’s individuals, decreeing with
resistance the survival of the same industries, but this situation
has to be transformed urgently. The assassinate and the war differ
extremely in their statutes and before the established customs
because the “assassinate” was outcast from the first
days of the society; on the other hand, the “war " has
not still been outcast officially by the humanity in general.
The IDEAL STATE promotes the regulation of the social behavior
enough to eliminate individually the man's competitive violence, and
it also avoids the injustice against the individual initiative. There
is the great problem of the State here: How can it guarantee the peace and
the tranquility of the industry, paying the taxes to maintain the power of
the state, and at the same time, preventing that the fiscal tax
hinders the industry and also that the state doesn't become parasite or tyrant?.
Through the primitive ages in evolution and of any inhabited world, the “competition” is
initially essential for the progressive civilization, and as the evolution of the men progresses, the “COOPERATION” turns
every time more effective. Therefore, in the advanced civilizations the “Cooperation” is
more effective than the “competition”. At the beginning, the competition stimulates
the primitive man. The primitive evolution is characterized by the survival
of those that are biologically capable, but in the later civilizations they
are better fomented by the Intelligent Cooperation!, the Understanding
Fraternity! and the Spiritual Fraternity!.
It is certain that the industrial competition is excessively wasteful
and extremely inefficient; but it should not be approved any effort to eliminate
this disastrous economic movement, if such transformations bear the most
minimum prohibition of any of the individual's fundamental freedoms, Be
THE REASON OF THE LUCRE
the economy motivated by the exaggerated “lucre” is
destined to the failure unless the Motive of Lucre can
be transformed by Motive of Service.
The “merciless competition” based on the egoism of
extreme aims, in a long run destroys everything that tries to defend.
The tremendous egoistic motivation and exclusive of lucre is incompatible
with the big divine ideals of the men and much more incompatible
as Jesus' teachings were for the leaders and powerful peolpe from that
time, and still for today.
At the beginning of the Economy, the motivation of lucre was
for the motivation of service; what in the Religion,
the fear was for the adoration. Due to this, the motive of lucre
should not be destroyed or eliminated in a sudden way; it keeps arduously working to so many humans who otherwise would be so useless and
lazy that immediately they would put in tremendous chaos to the civilization.
However, it is not necessary that this excitatory of social energy be perennially
egoistic and cruel in its objectives.
The motive of lucre in the economic activities is entirely vile and
completely unworthy in an advanced order of the society; nevertheless, it is
an indispensable factor during the early phases of the civilization. Therefore,
it shouldn’t remove the motive of lucre to the men until it
is obtained new and solid Superior Types of Motives, lacking lucrative
goals for the economic zeal and the social service -The transcendent aspiration
of the Superlative Wisdom, the Glorious Fraternity and the Excellence of the
Spiritual Achievement. [Top]
durable State is founded over the Culture, dominated
by Elevated Ideals and motivated by the Service. The objective
of the Education should be the acquisition of
the Intelligence, the gaining of the Wisdom,
the Self-Realization of the Being and
the achievement of High Spiritual Values.
In the Ideal Nation, the Education must continue along the
entire life, and the Philosophy must become the first search
of the citizens. The citizens of this community type will look for the Wisdom
to increase the vision of the meanings of the human relationships, the reality,
the nobility of values, the goals in life and the glories of the
The terrestrial citizens [of URANTIA] should achieve a new vision of an elevated
cultural society. The Education will jump to a new scale of
values, leaving behind the motivations of earnings from the economic system [motive
the lucre]. The Education already takes too much time being
local, military, competitive, ego exalting and searching of lucrative success,
but now it must become a Global Education with Elevated Ideals,
Self-Realizing and Cosmically Guided.
Education recently passed from the control of the clergy to the
control of the Lawyers and Businessmen. But Now!,
in this New Era, it must be given to the hands of the Philosophers and Scientifics.
The Professors must be free and true leaders, until the point that
the Philosophy, that is the Search of the Wisdom, turned into
the most important goal of the Universal Educational search.
The Education is the business of living; it must continue
along a lifetime, so that the humanity can experience gradually the Ascendant
Levels of the Wisdom. The man in his way to the spirituality should
experience those levels, and they are:
- The Knowledge of All the Things.
- The Realization of the Meanings.
- The Appreciation of the Values.
- The Nobility of the Work - The DUTY.
- The Motivation of the Goals -MORAL CONSCIENCE.
- The Love to the Service -The CONSTRUCTION
OF THE CHARACTER.
The Cosmic Elevated
Vision -The SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT.
by these magnificent achievements, many human beings will ascend to the maximum
achievement of the Ultimate Mind: The DIVINE CONSCIENCE!,
conquering the ENCOUNTER WITH THE REALITY, the right Encounter
in the MIDDLE-PATH WITH THE ALIVE PRESENCE OF THE FATHER OF ALL
THE CHARACTER OF A NATION
unique sacred component of any human government is the division
of the State into three domains: The Executive, Legislative and Judicial functions.
The Universe is administered according to a similar plan of segregation
of functions and authority. Besides this divine concept for
the social and effective regulation, in other words the civil government,
it doesn't matter in what form it could be chosen by their people,
as long as it is a government with a progressive goal of increasing
the individual Self-Control and the improved Social
Service. The intellectual adaptation,
the economic wisdom, the social sagacity and the moral force of
a town in evolution, are faithfully reflected in the character
of a Nation.
different evolutive steps for the progress of this Evolutive Nation
are the following:
Establishment of a Threefold Government: 1. Executive Branch,
2. Legislative Branch, 3. Judicial Branch.
Liberty of Social, Political and Religious activities.
Abolition of all forms of slavery and human degradation.
Ability of the Citizenship to Control the Taxations.
Establishment of the Universal Education - From the infancy
until the des-incarnation.
appropriate adjustments between the Regional Governments and
the Central Government.
development of the Ascendant Science and the Conquest of the
Recognition of the Equality of the Sexes and the coordinated
function of men and women in the Home, the School and the Religion; with the woman's specialized service in the Industry
and in the Government.
Elimination of the Human Servitude by the invention of all
type of machines, and the subsequent master and control of
the mechanized age.
Conquest of the Dialects -The triumph of the Universal Language –Only
one Global Language.
Finalization of Wars -The international adjudication of the
national and racial disagreements by the Courts of Continental
Nations, presided by a Planetary Supreme Tribunal,
automatically enlisted by the retired presidents of the Continental
Courts. The “Continental Courts” are of authoritative
character, and the “Planetary Court” is of
Highly Moral consultant.
begin a planetary model from the Search of the Universal Wisdom
-The Exaltation of the Philosophy. The evolution of a Global
Religion that presage the victorious entrance of the planet
to the last phase of the establishment of the Grand
Golden Era of The Light and Life and its conscious
integration to the COSMIC SOCIETY.
are the prerequirements of the Progressive Government and
the characteristics of the Ideal State.
URANTIA distant very little, externally or physically, to the realization
of these exalted ideals; it is very notorious to see the human
race that have already initiated the great march toward the Search of the
Useful and Beautiful Truth -The Humanity is guided toward its Evolutive
and Divine destination. [With the collaboration of a Melchizedeck