chapter 2, section 1, Summary Statements:
circle of concern:
all human peoples in all peopled spaces and times
(our most general circle of social ethical concern)
Normally, human peoples are tribal entities, and many traditional tribes and tribal confederations have been and continue to be independent sovereign nations and international entities.
Nationalism is important and good.
For all human peoples in all peopled spaces and times,
righteous nationalism will contribute
to good for people,
to good for inter-tribal and inter-national relations and
to good for other life/land.
Rightly nationalist peoples are envisioned as contributing to the good, to shared well-being, especially in inter-tribal and inter-national affairs, and to the flourishing of human and non-human life.
All human peoples in all peopled spaces and times should be rightly nationalist. They should contribute to the welfare and prosperity of the peoples, tribes, and nations, including especially the seventh generation to come, and to proper relations to other life, including non-human life, especially the land/Mother Earth and Her creatures.