“If everything was done in secret, then why do we have records of it? Why do we know about the debates during the conventions, the objections and what was decided by the majority?” – because you only hear the arguments of the winners. Ask yourself why they had to seal the windows and lock the doors?
you way want to look at this;. You might be surprised upon what you don’t know.
“You keep saying God, but whose God, which God? That is my point. ” – the god who is the creator of man. But men often speak as if they have authority from God over other men; for example the false profit (muslim faith). In reality, God leave people to free will and choice and to the results of their actions; good or bad. It i a question of using force over others for a perceived “common good” which cannot exist.
“There are many sources that explain the failure of the Articles of Confederation to hold together the union and partnership of the States. ” – and how does any one of these things you cite exhibit failure. All they do is state accepted roles and powers. It is your perception of failure which does not exist. Where is the anger, discontent, and conflict? WHat is the link to the accepted powers that you cite and that giver rise to the need of a new government? WHere is the demand coming from?
“There are many sources that explain the failure of the Articles of Confederation to hold together the union and partnership of the States. The central government established by the Articles didn’t have the power to enforce the rules of the Articles that the States agreed to follow.” _ all of which is conjecture. Again, if this was so bad why did states refuse to attend? And why where the windows sealed and doors looked in mid july heat? Again, your premiss is flawed. Or , can you cite a specific example?
“My argument is with people who say that the existence of God is truth and fact, when it is actually a belief. ” – your argument is simply a twist of words in your own head as even for an atheist, rights coming from the creator of men with natural rights, is different than rights coming from the the creators of governments; other men. You don’t see the forest through the trees.
But if there were no God, then why the fuss about rights anyway. All one would need to do is to cozy up to the right person and enjoy the hedonistic offerings of this world. All one need to do is to become very, very selfish