- Jul 8, 2020
- Real Name
- Sanis Sanis
Some things to consider about the constitution:I identify (ye gods I hate using that term) as a small L libertarian - the Constitution is, in my humblest of opinions, the starting point for our government and its MOST important feature is the limitations it puts on that government.
I believe it could stand a little updating and should be taught more strenuously in school systems - those who tout the Second Amendment, for example, are often willfully ignorant of the fact that while they're buying up their firearms they are also expected to be part of a well-organized militia that the State may call upon whenever required.
The idea that the government we set up when there were less than 4 million people to whom that government answered (of which almost a million were still slaves, btw) is still suitable to the society we have today is laughable.
The entire system has been LONG overdue for a complete and utter overhaul.
It was created in a time before electricity, automobiles, phones, and most basic medical practices; a time when international trade meant sailing ships for four to six weeks, depending on weather, and hoping the cargo didn't disappear and the crew didn't come down with typhus or diptheria. If a country wanted war, they had to physically bring their troops and rifles to the enemy rather than fighting with missiles or bombs or social media.
It was created in an political environment where the country still only existed in the eastern third of the continent, and France, Britain, and Mexico essentially claimed the rest of it. Immigrants were offered free land to settle on, provided they were willing to fight off "hostile natives" for it. 90% of the country's income came from tariffs and taxes levied against imports, not from taxes levied upon its own people or their income.
This looks NOTHING like the America we have today - how can we expect a system of government designed to fit those standards to function properly in today's world?
And any candidate who truly meant to 'drain the swamp' would not only put a target on their heads from both sides of our antiquated two-party system, but from virtually every career politician in office.
I consider the pitiful state of our political system to be not the failure of any given candidate, or even one party or the other, but by the political equivalent of a 2-horsepower engine being asked to power a fully-loaded semi.
This incredible document along with the DI ( Declaration of Ind.), was specifically worded to apply principles founded on experience and that looked over future quandaries seen and unseen. The Constitution is an applicable, relevant and pivotal contract between We the People and a gov. overwhelmingly usurptuous and with tyrannical tendencies.
You would be fascinated to read the relevancy woven in to nearly every word of The Const. The history and background of our forefathers is fascinating • • helps understand what was written and why. Most folks try to pass of a quick snipe at our Const. just to appear intelligent ( without knowledge of what each of these documents say ( much less how it applies to our lives ).
Few, having studied The U. S. Const., walked away without a real sense of meaning and purpose to the betterment of the generations ahead.