Painting video of the under-painting for Lighthouse, Commission
Lighthouses bring assurance and guidance to travelers. When the weather is dark and rough the beam of light orients man, when otherwise his way may be lost. When the weather is clear the lighthouse is radiant and brings comfort to thought as it stands as a reminder that even in the darkest hour it will guide.
The Constitution of the United States of America is the USA's working lighthouse.
A scholar pointed out to me the subtlety of the use of the word "MORE" in the first clause of the Constitution: "in order to form a more perfect Union." The writers of the Constitution intended it to be a working document, forever in need of improvement to bring to light an even "more perfect Union."
My friend and scholar shared the following analogy with me that if someone wrote a document on how to be a perfect artist the document would always be incomplete. It would be incomplete because thought is constantly advancing. There is no recipe for becoming a perfect artist. This is also true for forming a perfect Union.
The Constitution guides our country to forming a more perfect union. And must be elevated and corrected according to the advancement of human thought.
The Constitution of the United States of America is the USA's "working" lighthouse. The first line reads:
"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."