Our Constitution was specifically designed for times such as where we now find ourselves, why else would we have Separation of Power built-in? This separation progressives wish to remove when they are in office.
In years past, the progressives have undermined these powers with things like the 17th Amendment in an attempt to turn our Republic into a true Democracy which we are not. As the article below includes;
“By reference to 21st century theories of democracy, the United States Constitution is not only clearly and demonstrably the most undemocratic constitution in what we might refer to as the Democratic West, but also, and at least as interesting, is the most undemocratic of the 51 constitutions in the United States,” he said.
This ‘undemocratic’ wording is accurate, all emphasis mine, and I should indicate we are not a Democracy. The U.S. Constitution is to keep the federal government out of the States business. Our country is a union of States, not simply one big one. Each state has its own rules and by design more democratic. The closer to the people each level of government gets the more power in the hands of the people.
States Rights, Amendment X, the most often overlooked topic by the progressives because they do not believe any state has rights except for ‘their’ State, the Federal Government. They go on to disparage the Electoral College making a point that had this been included at any other point than 1787, the states would not have ratified the Constitution. This is probably true because after 1787 the populations grew in those ‘big’ states and would have walked all over the little guys.
The article brings up the darling of the conservative right, an Article V Convention, in a different light than would the conservatives, these folks wish to have one too but to remove these ‘good’ and protective parts which protect the states.
The article intends to open debate and is valid if for no other reason. We need more than a debate, we need a renewed effort to bring civics back to our schools and our dinner tables. The problem with this being, progressives have indoctrinated students for over 100 years, who would teach these classes, progressives, who are the ones which removed civics and prayer from the classroom? At one time this was a very important part of who we were as a people. Today it is about the ‘greater good’ not about the individual and his rights. Thus, the reason for the Electoral College.
These United States were never about mob rule, we cannot let it become so. Should an Article V Convention take place? Think about it before you ‘jump on the bandwagon’, conservatives might just be outnumbered at such a convention, then what?
In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, many Americans have started to question the stability of the U.S. Constitution during the upcoming Trump presidency.
Constitutional law scholars Sanford Levinson, the Garwood Centennial Chair at the University of Texas Law School, and Michael Greve, a professor of the Antonin Scalia […]