American Spirit Bill, A Bill For The People By The People

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The LAW OF ATTRACTION - It starts in the MIND. Let’s give ourselves over to the POSITIVE and encourage one another and our politicians to be mindful.

The American Spirit Bill acknowledges:

The deep intrinsic worth of every human being;

That we are all connected as part of the greater whole;

The absolute need and value of demonstrating, respect, kindness, fairness, compassion, and understanding in thoughts, words, and deeds to all our brothers and sisters to instill hope and humanity.

A BILL

To acknowledge:

The deep intrinsic worth of every human being;

That we are all connected as part of the greater whole;

The absolute need and value of demonstrating respect, kindness, fairness, compassion, and understanding in thoughts, words, and deeds to all our brothers and sisters to instill hope and humanity.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

WHEREAS, America’s Founding Fathers state in the Preamble of the United States Constitution:

“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for common defense, promote general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our property, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

WHEREAS, America’s Founding Fathers state in the United States Declaration of Independence: “…All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

WHEREAS, in 1986, Hawaii lawmakers passed the “Aloha Spirit” law, (Hawai’i Revised Statutes, § 5-7.5 "Aloha Spirit.")

“Aloha Spirit” is the coordination of mind and heart within each people. It brings each person to the self. Each person must think and emote good feelings to others.  In the contemplation and presence of the life force,

“Aloha,” the following unuhi laulā loa may be used:

“Akahai,” meaning kindness to be expressed with tenderness,

"Lōkahi," meaning unity, to be expressed with harmony;

"ʻOluʻolu," meaning agreeable, to be expressed with pleasantness;

"Haʻahaʻa," meaning humility, to be expressed with modesty;

"Ahonui," meaning patience, to be expressed with perseverance.

These are the traits of character that express the charm, warmth and sincerity of Hawaii’s people.  It was the working philosophy of native Hawaiians and was presented as a gift to the people of Hawai’i. 

“Aloha” is more than a word of greeting or farewell or salutation.

“Aloha” means mutual regard and affection and extends warmth in caring with no obligation in return.  “Aloha” is the essence of relationships in which each person is important to every other person for collective existences.  “Aloha” means to hear what is not said, to see what cannot be seen and to know the unknowable. In exercising their power on behalf of the people, the legislature, governor, lieutenant governor, executive officers of each department, the chief justice, associate justices, and judges of the appellate, circuit, and district courts may contemplate and reside with the life force and give consideration to the “Aloha Spirit.”  [L 1986, c 202, § 1]

WHEREAS, “The American Spirit” Act serves as a reminder to call our attention to the principles our country was founded.  In remembering these cornerstones and incorporating the character and principles in the established “Aloha Spirit Law” of Hawai’i, Americans are urged to conduct themselves in a way that sets a positive tone by example, being bound to provide a fair, generous, respectful, compassionate exchange of thoughts and actions that serve to positively empower our country and its people.

WHEREAS, “The American Spirit” Act is a call for Americans to remember the words expressed by prominent spiritual leaders, thinkers, figures, and texts throughout the globe and the centuries, underscores the validity, desire, and necessity for implementing the principles of a fair, generous, respectful, and compassionate exchange of thoughts and actions.

“Do to others what you would have them do to you,” – Jesus Christ  (Luke 6:31)

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao-Tzu

"Hurt not others with that which pains yourself.” – Udana-Varga

“This is the sum of duty:  do naught to others which if done to thee would cause thee pain.” –The Mahabharata

“What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow man. That is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary.”  -The Talmud

“No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself.” –Hadith

“If we have no peace, it is that we have forgotten we belong to each other.” –Mother Teresa

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”  –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.  All things are bound together. All things connect.”  –Chief Seattle

IN CONCLUSION, all citizens and government officials, in performing their professional duties and day-to-day living, may contemplate the principles of our founding fathers, the precedent of the “Aloha Spirit” Law, and the words of prominent men, women and spiritual leaders of our world, to recognize our connectedness and give consideration to “The American Spirit” Act and serve the greatest number for the greatest good.

UPON PASSAGE, this “American Spirit” Act will take effect in 91 days.

 -Citizens Who Care

 



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