History is powerful. More precisely, knowledge of history is powerful. Why is that? Because human beings tend to make the same blunders and mistakes as those human beings who lived a thousand years ago.
Correct, modern humans do not make perfect copies of those mistakes. Students of history will tell you that: “History Repeats Itself”. The mistakes often seem to be similar in nature, however.
Human beings are flawed. The human heart is flawed. It is afflicted with anger, greed, jealousy and a host of other negatives.
The writers of The Constitution of The United States, may have very well understood this.
This book: The Federalist Papers seems to explore this topic:
In addition, it might be very important for you to know and understand the thoughts and intentions of the founders of the government of the United States.
Perhaps they understood how flawed human beings can be. Is it possible that they attempted to form a system of government that would take into account those flaws and try to protect against them?
It’s fascinating to think about these concepts.
It is my understanding that human beings are suffering a tremendous moral decline right now. A return to virtue may be necessary for us to survive. I understand that many people will argue about that point. Even more may argue about what “Virtue” really is or what it really means.
Feel free to do so in the comment section below.
One book that I believe explains virtue quite clearly is Zhuan Falun, by Li Hongzhi. You can get a free digital copy at http://FalunDafa.org