We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
So many Constitutional questions in the air. I just happened to be reading this:
Masterpieces created by a committee are notably few in number, but the United States Constitution is certainly one of them. Amended only twenty-seven times in 215 years, it came into being just as the world was about to undergo the most profound—and continuing—period of economic change the human race has known. The locus of power in the American economy has shifted from sector to sector as that economy has developed. Whole sections of the country have risen and fallen in economic importance. New methods of doing business and economic institutions undreamed of by the Founding Fathers have come into existence in that time, while others have vanished. Fortunes beyond the imagination of anyone living in the preindustrial world have been built and destroyed. And yet the Constitution endures, and the country continues to flourish under it.
from John Steele Gordon's Empire of Wealth
The Elephant's Child
Maybe they could call for a constitutional convention and draft a whole new constutition and then submit it for votes by all of the states. If they have such appealing ideas as they think they do, it would work, once they packaged all their best thinking into a concrete plan.
I suspect they aren't willing to risk the possibility that submitting their schemes to a straight up vote might end by confirming the non-viability of cradle to grave collective management.
There is certainly a reason that the far left Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg stated that, if she were to pick a Constitution for Egypt to follow, it would be South Africa. That nation is a basket case, but its Constitution reads like it was written by lefties ovrerdosing on fairy dust. The left would do nothing more than to install their philosophy as Constitutional law in the U.S. But the truth be known, they've been making a lot of headway towards that end through Judges who embrace the living constitution theory of Constitutional interpretation. Indeed, the state of religion in this country, as effected by SCT cases since 1950, would not be recognized by any of the Founders as something they had intended.
I was speaking to an old friend the other day--quite a well-educated friend, unfortunately--who told me that the Constitution is a "living" document that no longer needs to support freedom of speech or freedom of religion. After discussing it with her for a few minutes, I ceased, realizing that we no longer shared any common moral ground, if, indeed, we ever had shared one.
Unsurprisingly, she's the product of decades of our rotten socialist educational system and a rabid Leftist.