Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The constitution and why some people want to take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant.

Have you guys noticed the weird obsession some people have with the constitution? I mean, it is great and all. But it isn't like some oracle with all the answers to life's important questions. But that seems to be what some super fanatical political factions seem to think. Please don't revoke my citizenship or anything, but that is weird, right? 

I like this article from the economist:
When history is turned into scripture and men into deities, truth is the victim. The framers were giants, visionaries and polymaths. But they were also aristocrats, creatures of their time fearful of what they considered the excessive democracy taking hold in the states in the 1780s. They did not believe that poor men, or any women, let alone slaves, should have the vote.
My point is, it's not like it's the Bible or something. And while I'm at it, maybe the same point could be made about the Bible. I mean, have you read all those chapters about genocide? and slavery? Awkward.

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