Our Founding and Philosophy
Our Founder, Judith Futerfas, has become increasingly concerned about events, both personal and widespread, that have transpired in our Country. She was in Washington, D.C. over the 2016 Memorial Day weekend and visited the Capitol as well as the Archives, and numerous other memorials and museums. She describes the Memorial Day Parade as glorious beyond words, with attendance of many thousands from near and far ... The experience in Washington was "wonderful, educational, and most inspiring". Judy was even motivated to write a letter to her local paper, The Miami Herald, which was printed on July 6, 2016 titled, "Our History" (see below). The letter was on the internet the day prior: http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article87795072.html.
Judy feels that, as a society, we have veered far off-course from the law and humanity conveyed by the Constitution, which our Founders worked and sacrificed so much for. She hopes the efforts of The Organization will make a difference to all those who read the Constitution and realize the determination, dedication, vision, and integrity of our Founders. Her letter to the Miami Herald specifically mentions concerns regarding people who have authority over others. It is also beyond shameful, and clearly antithetical to our Founders' vision, that there is such widespread hate, maliciousness, and often lethality inflicted upon one another, randomly and otherwise ...
To further elucidate the hope for this effort, our goals include, without political affiliation, to increase public awareness that no one is permitted to be above the law, nor will anyone be beneath the law. Moreover, to emphasize that our Constitution specifically states, in Amendment V, that "No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law..." Also, our Declaration of Independence gives three examples of unalienable rights…"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". Furthermore, a government is created to protect these rights and to ensure that justice, including due process, proceeds ethically and with integrity -- blind to outside influence, and weighed with fairness, objectivity, and impartiality -- equal for all.
We would like to convey that these immensely insightful and thoughtful laws and guiding principles make America unique among all countries and an inspiration and beacon of hope to the World.
We hope to increase the public’s knowledge about these formative documents, their amendments, and our Founders’ best intent, including subsequent legislative intent, of fairness, ethics, and integrity, not only as framework but as an overarching guidance for the successful future of America, in perpetuity.
Article by Judith Futerfas from the Miami Herald, 7/5/16 "Our American History":
The televised Fourth of July celebration from Washington, D.C. brought back wonderful memories of my time there during this past Memorial Day weekend. The city was beautiful and the reverence for our country’s great history was omnipresent and inspiring.
The U.S. Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Ford’s Theater, and other superb monuments should be experienced by everyone. Having been through immeasurable hardships, it is clear that our founders realized they were providing an overarching guidance that would hopefully see the country successfully through future challenges. We owe much to their bravery, insight, and determination.
In revisiting the thoughts and actions of Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln and others, it seems to me that, as a society, we have deviated from their most important qualities. People in positions of authority require the most scrutiny and respect.
I think it is time to demand that all those given the privilege to oversee others should work towards developing the insight, thoughtfulness and ethics our forefathers strived for of themselves and in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. In light of the heroic efforts that have transpired to ensure our freedoms and rights, I hope it isn’t too much to ask that all people with such authority are indeed worthy of it.
Let Everyone Know
By Judith Futerfas 7.7.18
If you are lost, let everyone know. One of these people may guide you home.
If you are angry, let everyone know. One of these people may help you find solace.
If you are in grief, let everyone know. One of these people may help you find peace.
If you are scared, let everyone know. One of these people may help you feel safe.
If you are ill, let everyone know. One of these people may save your life.
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