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Trinitarian Democracy

A Tract Book Essay

By

Anthony J. Fejfar, B.A., J.D., Esq., Coif

© Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar

Some fundamentalist Christians seem to think, wrongly, that Constitutional

Democracy was not part of God’s Plan for humanity. In my judgment, this is wrong.

In fact, I would argue that the American Constitution, with a Tripartite System of

Government, that is with three branches of government, is based upon the Holy Trinity

Itself.

The Holy Trinity is composed of Three Persons, God the Father (Being), God the

Son (Logos), and God the Holy Spirit (Substance). I argue that with each Person of the

Trinity there is an accompanying Metaphysical Quiddity, i.e., Being, Logos, and

Substance. Each Person of the Trinity is the Personal manifestation of the Objective

Metaphysical Quiddity to which it is paired.

Now, if we reflect, it is apparent that the three branches of government, The

Executive Branch, The Judicial Branch, and the Legislative Branch, parallel the Trinity:

Executive Branch God the Father (Ultimate Authority)

Judicial Branch God the Son (Jesus Christ as Judge)

Legislative Branch God the Holy Spirit (Holy Spirit

inspiring people from the bottom up)


Now, it is generally understood that God the Father is the Highest or Ultimate

Authority as being Supremely Good. Similarly, the President of the United States is

seen as being the Highest Civil Authority having the most personal power to get things

done. Ideally, we like to think of our presidents as being Good not evil. That is why we

elect them.

Now, it is also generally understood the Jesus Christ, The Son of God, has the

responsibility of Judging humanity. Jesus is considered to be Logos or Reason; in the

creative mode Creative Form, and in the stable mode, Substantial Form. Similarly, the

United States Supreme Court, a panel of Judges, is seen as having the right to judge

persons under law. In fact, the Court also has the power to declare executive actions and

legislative enactments, unconstitutional. This is consistent with the idea that the Role of

Jesus in the Trinity is equal to that of the God the Father.

Now, it is also generally understood that the Holy Spirit, as Loving Truth, or

Substance, has the responsibility of inspiring humanity to be its best. The Holy Spirit is

thought to work best, from the “ground up,” authoring popular movements of the Spirit in

society. While God the Father is often thought of as enforcing the status quo, the Holy

Spirit is thought of as inspiring revolutions of the Spirit, to bring about a better society.

Thus, the Holy Spirit, as revolutionary, has Power equal to that of God the Father and

God the Son. While in religious terms Christians can be thought of as the “People of

God,” in governmental terms, the American people share the same role as the “People of

America,” The American People. The Legislative Branch is thought to be the most

responsive to the current desires of the American People.


The rather interesting thought, is, that it just may be that while the Holy Trinity is

a Unity of Substance (Nicea), God the Father may have a different political agenda than

God the Holy Spirit. God the Father seems to work from the top down, and God the

Holy Spirit seems to work from the bottom up. Perhaps, then, Jesus Christ, as the

second Person of the Trinity, is the mediating aspect of the Trinity, opposing movements

of the Spirit that are not consistent with Reason, and opposing The Will of God the

Father if it is not consistent with Reason. Perhaps, the Trinity is a dynamic unity in

harmony which is more like the Greek Philosopher Hericlitus would have it, rather than

Aristotle.