1. Elya Pregogine wins 1977 Nobel Prize for his discovery of "open systems." A system achieves viability as it increases it's complexity, transversely a closed system is devoid of viability, collapses.
2. Closed systems lack a mechanism, complexity, for dispersing energy. It is a simple system.
3. In a membership organization, a closed system means the power structure is not distributive but a simple one(top-down), and the result is that power is extracted from the membership until the resources therefrom are depleted, and the organization experiences collapse.
4. Thomas Jefferson was on hand during the collapse of France's version of a closed system; the ruling elite of royalty, aristocrasy and clergy were siphoned off the resources of subjects to the point of depletion.
5. Jefferson returns to America amid the contest between the federalists and anti-federalist, the forming and ratifying of the U.S. Constitution.
6. Jefferson extols a form of government that features and gaurantees "distributive" power, which is characteristic of an "open system."
7. John Adams, also Madison and Jefferson (and others) push for there to be checks and balances in the national government, that is to be comprised of three divisions, it is decided. Here is yet another evolution toward achieving an "open system."
8. The federal government would mediate interstate affairs to prevent abuses of power between states, and maintain openess between all states. There would be no impruriant binds one state could place on another. This would affect equalibrium of power between states.
9. Jefferson and others advanced the Bill of Rights, which established negative liberty upon the national government, whereby the national government was to preserve individual liberty, for the life, liberty and property of every citizen. The national government could not give itself new powers. In the context of our consideration, the national government could not act to effect a "closed system," by simplifying the power structure (for instance, in an attempt to extract and retain power and resources from the membership).
10. The Bill of Rights recognized that positive liberty would be exersized by the people, or if they wished, and saw it as fitting, could be confered upon their respective states. All private interests of the people would normally be satisfied by their own means, genius and style of enterprise. Membership was thereby granted full efficacy and also perpetual viability.
Another term for this science is called "Chaos theory." But I prefer to use the phrase "open systems," whenever I relate to others about the amazing instrument providence has gifted us with, a system of government that offers it's adherents and restorers full efficacy--ie liberty!--and perpetual viability.
That is indeed a bright hope and confidence to hold out for our children and their children, and on and on. For a long, long time into the future.
If you appreciate my view of what good government is, and how it points to garnering the support of persons in our local and building up the strength of liberty at home first, then please support my candidacy for state representative.
Candidate for State House
District 33, Washington State
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