Where Do We Go From Here?
Our Constitution has served us fairly well for more than 200 years. It has endured thousands of challenges to our democratic republic. However, it was not written to address every possible event or development that could arise in the indefinite future. There is no way our founding fathers could ever, in their wildest dreams, have conceived that one day corporations would be recognized as persons, entitled to the same rights of free speech as private citizens, and that money would be considered free speech. They could never have perceived of our government and our political system essentially being bought by big money interests. Most of all, they could never have envisioned that this country would one day (today) have established an aristocracy that rivals the very one they sought and fought with their life's blood to escape. It is small wonder that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently made the comment, "I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.,".
Our Constitution could not anticipate the challenges of the distant future, and our government has failed to guard our country from adapting it to changing times.. The bottom line is that our beloved Constitution is in critical condition and needs to be revised. The only real question that remains now is whether or not we are up to that challenge.
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