The Arab Manifesto:The Declaration of Independence, An Example for the Arabs.دقيقتان مع الدكتور يحيى : وثيقة الاستقلال الأمريكي مثال للعرب


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Arab Manifesto-ضمن مقالات مشروع النهضة العربي

دقيقتان مع الدكتور يحيى : وثيقة الأستقلال الأمريكي مثال للعرب

The Declaration of Independence, An Example for the  Arabs .

                    Hasan A. Yahya,  professor of sociology    

Before concluding some lessons from the declaration of Independence of the United States and its principles, we bring the Declaration for reminding Arab leaders that basic life needs for the people should be protected and respected. While the declaration did not mention justice, but the start about (hu)men  are equal may cover that concept of justice under the law. After reading the Declaration, we will conclude by summary of principles, even though it is similar to Islamic laws and norms, to learn from. This is a call for Arab leaders to revise their position and not act as ostriches when the people thunders begin to initiate the storm for change. A good lesson to learn beside Islamic principles. The Declaration reads:

 “WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that 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. That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shown, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security. Such has been the patient Sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the Necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The History of the present King of Great-Britain is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having in direct Object the Establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid World.

WE, therefore, the Representatives of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in GENERAL CONGRESS, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the Rectitude of our Intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly Publish and Declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be, FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES; that they are absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political Connection between them and the State of Great-Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which INDEPENDENT STATES may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”(The End of the Declaration) wwwhasanyahya.com

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What Do Arab Regimes should learn from this?

First: There is a difference between the written constitution in most Arab countries and the actual respect or application of the constitutions’ articles, for example, traditional-authoritarian system applications are in practice, as favoritism, nepotism, and tribalism culture is the rule, not the constitution. Especially when it comes to equality of women to men, or first degree (nationals) and third degree citizens (naturalization or refugees, or in favor of wealthy persons).

Second: There are differences between the Arab States and the USA, in terms of literacy, economic resources and wealth or law and  judicial system.

image003Third: According to world political types, almost All  Arab governments (States), have more or less Traditional-Authoritarian-or Dictatorial. Even the representatives of the people. In the United States, however, government is rational Democratic system, under the state of LAW.

More specific notes:

  1. The      facts of human rights in life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness are      ignored in most Arab countries. These right are lost by practicing      despotism, favoritism, and some classes or       tribal –familial interests.
  2. Political      power comes from the Consent of the people. Most Arab regimes are not      chosen by the people.
  3. The      people have the right to alter or to      abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such      Principles. Some Arab countries still have no constitution, and controlled      by the military and intelligence agencies.
  4. The goal of any government is its people’s safety and      happiness. People are not safe in most Arab countries, where the poor gets      poorer, and the rich get richer, with the government support. Safety and      happiness in most Arab countries are only for the elites, and wealthy people.
  5. image002Fighting despotism is the people’s right and duty to      throw off governments, for better political future. This right already      practiced in many countries allover the world and recently in Tunisia and      Egypt, These example should act as a warning for Arab regimes to revise      their policies and government establishments.
  6. Those who are in authority, which is government      positions, have to be good people, not to be selfish leaders to promote      their own interests. Well, election and voting according to the law and      constitution are corrupt, where the 99% is becoming general for      governments and people representatives, with no legal validity or trust.
  7. A free and independent state means the government should      not be connected with outside domination. Most Arab regimes are strongly      connected to outside authorities dominate their political decisions. Such      interference does not mean free and independent government in most Arab      countries.
  8. The      Declaration ends with this divine tone“ for the support of this      Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence,      we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred      Honor. The divine Providence is forgotten between theory and practice in      most Arab regimes.

image001Finally, morality has principles of humanity and mankind, all resources should be equally distributed and used for the common interest of the governed. These morality principles are ignored for the purpose of few families, tribal parties, and rotten apples in the basket of democracy.  (958 words)  www.albahaspace.com

Hasan Yahya is a Palestinian Sociologist and Historian, former professor of Comparative Sociology and Educational Administration at Michigan State University and Jackson Community College. He is the Board Editing member at International Humanities Studies (IHS) Journal.  Dr. Yahya is the originator of Arab American Encyclopedia and Ihyaa al Turath al Arabi fil Mahjar-USA. His publication may be observed on Amazon and Kindle. To reach the writer: Email: askdryahya@yahoo.com

Dr. Yahya Credentials: Ph.D in Comparative Socioloy 1991, Michigan State University. Ph.D in Educational Administration, Michigan State Univ. M.A Psychology of Sch0ols Conflict Management, Michigan State Univ. Diploma M.A, Oriental Studies, St. Joseph Univ. Beirut, Lebanon B.A Modern and Classical Arab Literature. Life Achievements: Publishing 250 plus Books and 1000 plus articles

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Hasan Yahya is an Arab-Palestinian-American theorist, sociologist, philosopher, writer and historian. He’s a former professor of Comparative Sociology and Educational Administration at Michigan State University, Lansing Community and Jackson Community Colleges. He is the Board Editing member at International Humanities Studies (IHS) Journal (Jerusalem-Spain) and several other USA, journals.  Dr. Yahya is the originator of Arab American Encyclopedia and Ihyaa al Turath al Arabi fil Mahjar-USA. His (260 plus) publication may be observed on Amazon and Kindle. To reach the writer: Email: askdryahya@yahoo.com

Dr. Yahya Credentials: Ph.D in Comparative Socioloy 1991, Michigan State University. Ph.D in Educational Administration, Michigan State Univ.(1988).  M.A Psychology of Schools Conflict Management, Michigan State Univ. 1983. Diploma M.A, Oriental Studies, St. Joseph Univ. Beirut, Lebanon. (1982)  B.A Modern and Classical Arab Literature, (1976).  Life Achievements: Publishing 260 plus Books and 1000 plus articles.

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About Arab American Encyclopedia-USA - Hasan Yahya

HASAN YAHYA was born at a small village called Majdal-YaFa (Majdal Sadiq) in Mandate Palestine (1944). He migrated as a refugee to Mes-ha, a village east of Kufr Qasim, west of Nablus (in the West Bank), then moved with his family to Zarka, 25 km north of Amman – Jordan. He finished the high school at Zarka Secondary School, 1963. He was appointed as a teacher in the same year. Studied Law first at Damascus University, then B.A from Lebanon University in Arabic literature and Eastern Cultures (1975). He moved to Kuwait. Where he got married in 1967. He was working at Kuwait Television, taught at bilingual School, and Kuwait University. In 1982, Hasan left to the United States to continue his education at Michigan State University. He got the Master Degree in 1983, the Ph.D degree in 1988 in Education (Psychology of Administration ). In 1991, He obtained his post degree in Social research, the result was a second Ph.D degree in Comparative sociology-Social Psychology. He was the only Arab student who enrolled ever to pursue two simultaneous Ph.D programs from Michigan State University and fulfill their requirements perfectly. Professor Yahya employment history began as a supervisor of a joint project to rehabilitate Youth (inmates out of prison) by Michigan State University and Intermediate School Districts. Worked also as a Teacher Assistant and lecturer in the same university. He was offered a position at Lansing Community College as well as Jackson Community College where he was assistant professor, then associate professor, then full professor (1991-2006). He taught Sociology, psychology, education, criminology and research methods. He supervised 19 Master and Ph.D candidates on various personal, economic psychological and social development topics. Professor Yahya published Hundreds (1000 Plus on this site) of articles and research reports in local, regional, and international journals. His interest covers local, regional and global conflicts. He also authored, translated, edited and published over 280 plus books in several languages, in almost all fields especial education, sociology and psychology. These books can be found on Amazon and Kindle. He also, was a visiting professor at Eastern Michigan University to give Research Methods and Conflict Management courses. Prof. Yahya accepted an offer to join Zayed University Faculty Team in 1998, then he served as the Head of Education and Psychology Department at Ajman University of Science and Technology 2001-04. Dr. Yahya established several institutes in Diaspora, the Arab American Encyclopedia, Ihyaa al Turath al Arabi Project, (Revival of Arab Heritage in Diaspora.Recently he was nominated for honorary committee member for the Union of Arab and Muslim Writers in America. He was affiliated with sociological associations and was a member of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) at USA. Social Activities and Community Participation: Dr. Yahya was a national figure on Diversity and Islamic Issues in the United States, with special attention to Race Relations and Psychology of Assimilation (generations 1,2 &3). He was invited as a public speaker to many TV shows and interviews in many countries. His philosophy includes enhancing knowledge to appreciate the others, and to compromise with others in order to live peacefully with others. This philosophy was the backgrounds of his theory, called “ Theory C. of Conflict Management”. And developed later to a Science of Cultural Normalization under the title: “Crescentology. The results of such theory will lead to world peace depends on a global Knowledge, Understanding, appreciation, and Compromising (KUAC)” Recently Prof. Yahya started "Publish your book FREE Project", to serve young Arab Writers. Dr. Yahya accepted the offer to be the chief editor of the International Humanities Studies Journal -I-H-S-Jerusalem, since July 2014. (Revised Sept. 2014) ولد الدكتور حسن عبدالقادر يحيى في مجدل يابا من أعمال يافا – فلسطين عام 1944. تلقى علومه الابتدائية في مدرسة بديا الأميرية في الضفة الغربية أيام احتوائها ضمن المملكة الأدردنية الهاشمية وتخرج في جامعة بيروت حاملاً الإجازة في اللغة العربية وآدابها، ودبلوم التأهيل التربوي من كلية القديس يوسف بلبنان، ودبلوم الدراسات العليا (الماجستير) ودكتوراة في الإدارة التربوية من جامعة ولاية ميشيغان بالولايات المتحدة عام 1988، وشهادة الدكتوراه في علم الاجتماع المقارن من الجامعة نفسها عام 1991. عمل في التدريس والصحافة الأدبية. أديب وشاعر وقاص ، ,كما عمل في تلفزيون الكويت الرسمي كمعد ومنسق برامج ثم اتجه إلى الكتابة والتأليف في علوم كثيرة تخص علمي النفس والاجتماع والتنمية البشرية ، والتغير الاجتماعي والسكان وألف ونشر العديد من المقالات (1000 +) والكتب باللغتين العربية والإنجليزية (أكثر من 330 كتابا) ، منها ست مجموعات قصصية وست كتب للأطفال ، وأربع دواوين شعرية باللغتين أيضا. وعدد من كتب التراث في الشعر والأدب والأخلاق الإسلامية والتربية والأديان . وهو الآن أستاذ متقاعد في جامعة ولاية ميشيغان. . وكان عضوا سابقا في جمعية العلماء المسلمين في أمريكا . وجمعية علماء الاجتماع الأمريكية - ميشيغان، وهو مؤسس الموسوعة العربية الأمريكية في الولايات المتحدة ضمن مشروع إحياء التراث العربي في بلاد المهجرز كما تم ترشيحه مؤخرا ليكون عضو مجلس التحرير لمجلة الدراسات الإنسانية العالمية. وقد قبل أن يتسلم رئاسة تحريرها اعتبارا من نهاية يونيو 2014 His email: askdryahya@yahoo.com Thank you!
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