Wednesday, October 10, 2007

We need a new Constitution - Los Angeles Times

The nation has changed since 1787. The founding document has to catch up.

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Intellectual Insurgent said...

The one we have is just fine. The problem is that the three branches of government pretend it doesn't exist. Instead of getting rid of the Constitution, let's get rid of our leaders and start anew.

Reign of Reason said...

Actually, enforcing the one we have would be a good start... but even Jefferson and Madison realized what they cobbled together was inadequate going forward and assumed we'd modify it (and not just by amendment) often.

For instance, 17% of the population now elects a MAJORITY of Senators (51) ... While I agree that we should guard against the "tyranny of the majority" -- we are now subject to the opposite -- where a tiny minority can block popular movements.