Thoughts on the US constitution, by a well-meaning 3rd party
Gideon Fubar writes | more than 6 years ago
I know i'll get a bit of flack for this, but i really think it's time for a rewrite, in keeping with the spirit of the original doc..
It's just that, with language drift, new technologies and a radically changed political landscape, it seems terribly difficult to uphold the constitution as the founders intended.
also, something about services being for the greater good mightn't go astray..
Seriously, as a 3rd party watching the election roll on, i can't help but noticed that two of the biggest problems in America today (education and healthcare) are completely absent from the debates.. I just can't quite figure out why.. I also can't work out why socialism gets such a bad rap, since it seems that most countries with capitalist style trade and socially oriented welfare and healthcare are doing alright (less poor, smaller divide between rich and poor, etc.. note that this is totally anecdotal.).
It also seems that there is a strong sense that, at any given time, at least half the government is absolutely evil.. While i don't necessarily disagree, i do feel that the rabid political jingoism is actually detrimental to the nation as a whole, and the very fact that the two party system is so heavily ingrained in the minds of voters and also in the system makes the whole process somewhat farcical.. Not, of course, that i can see anything better in practice..
Nb, this is a work in progress. Feel free to critique, call me a fag, enemy of freedom, etc, etc..