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Friday, March 20, 2009

Tyrants and Republicrats

Enough already. It’s time for us as American citizens to take off the blinders, look around, and accept the fact that our political system is broken. The two party system quite simply is not. It is one, gigantic albatross, and from this point forward shall be know as the Republicrats. There, I’ve said it. For those who abhor the notion of a multi-party system, you all can get some sleep.
The new system will still be two party; the Republicrats who will govern from the left or right or middle depending on what will get them elected, and the Libertarian Party, who will campaign on the good, common sense platform that is derived not from societal/political evolution/expediency, but from the U.S. Constitution as it was written as well as private and public prose from that period known as the birth of our nation.

The U.S. Constitution was intentionally written full of ambiguity because the authors believed that we, as the general populace, could and would decide
what is best for us. The founders vested the power to interpret the Constitution on the Supreme Court. If the Supreme Court was to rule against of the wishes of society, the ruling would be irrelevant because the American people would not follow the law. We, as a society have survived and progressed because of (or in spite of) the ideal of self rule and the ability to be flexible based on the progression of society. Am I being contradictory? Not really.
At the time the Constitution was written, women were non-entities, slavery was alive and well, and the illiterate were not allowed to vote. Last time I checked, black slaves are free, women and the public at large can vote, regardless of education or pedigree. While the Constitution is not a “living” document, the will of the people can and should allow for these types of reformations to take place. I think this is what the founders had in mind.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

What don’t we understand about this simple truth? I just want to be left alone to experience the result of this statement so my children don’t have to experience the next.

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

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