AS the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government is broken. But almost no one blames the culprit: our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions.He opens with that gem and closes with perfect Orwell:
If we acknowledged what should be obvious — that much constitutional language is broad enough to encompass an almost infinitely wide range of positions — we might have a very different attitude about the obligation to obey. It would become apparent that people who disagree with us about the Constitution are not violating a sacred text or our core commitments. Instead, we are all invoking a common vocabulary to express aspirations that, at the broadest level, everyone can embrace. Of course, that does not mean that people agree at the ground level. If we are not to abandon constitutionalism entirely, then we might at least understand it as a place for discussion, a demand that we make a good-faith effort to understand the views of others, rather than as a tool to force others to give up their moral and political judgments.The document that guarentees our freedom is the Constitution of the United States. If one actually reads each sentence one would realize that beyond a shadow of a doubt its intent is to protect our freedoms. Seidman's argument should astonish and terrify. Our political class is in end game mode. Their goal is the destruction of the United States so that they can further their wealth transfer dominance to a global level. All that is in their way is that pesky document because once American freedom and democracy is destroyed, the rest of the world will be a piece of cake....of course as long as in that campaign they don't try to take Stalingrad in the winter.
If even this change is impossible, perhaps the dream of a country ruled by “We the people” is impossibly utopian. If so, we have to give up on the claim that we are a self-governing people who can settle our disagreements through mature and tolerant debate. But before abandoning our heritage of self-government, we ought to try extricating ourselves from constitutional bondage so that we can give real freedom a chance.
This is one of the faces of the new America Fascism: