Tuesday, May 29, 2012

All These Ideas Sound Pretty Awful

Our Imbecilic Constitution
Advocating the adoption of the new Constitution drafted in Philadelphia, the authors of “The Federalist Papers” mocked the “imbecility” of the weak central government created by the Articles of Confederation.
Nearly 225 years later, critics across the spectrum call the American political system dysfunctional, even pathological. What they don’t mention, though, is the role of the Constitution itself in generating the pathology.
I appreciate the sentiment behind this but none of these ideas sound particularly appealing to me. And I'd just as soon have my fingernails pulled out then let today's teabaggers and religious reichwing nutjobs anywheres near a Constitutional convention.