Although the people who gathered together for the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia during the hot summer of 1787 would have read philosophy they were not there to “do” philosophy in order to gain tenure; they were there, consciously and deliberately, to create a new world order. In integral language they were there to usher in the era of the orange movement.
All people who were a part of this community were treated with dignity and were listened to. They managed to hammer out a pretty good document that helped to change many parts of our world. These people were aware of at least three kinds of government;
· Despotic - This type of government and leadership relies on fear to keep the community together. You can recount the epic, historic, and valiant integral revolution against this type of government here http://integrallife.com/member/stanley/blog/integral-fascism and here http://integrallife.com/member/stanley/blog/public-apology
· Monarchism – This type of government relies of honor to hold the community together.
· Republic – This type of government is led by the people and administered by administers who are elected, serve for a limited period of time and only serve as long as they serve the people well and practice good behavior. (This is the intent anyway).
For a republic to have any chance whatsoever to stand the test of time it must be based on values and ethics that are so widely believed and accepted that they appear self-evident. Without these shared values and ethics it is likely that there is no real community, just a heap of individuals scattered on the floor. This writer questions if such a heap of individuals could ever get a new movement, like the integral movement, rolling out in the wider world the way the community referred to above was able to achieve their movement.