Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The Constitution is outdated?
Some argue that the Constitution as written does not apply to the problems we face today, so we cannot follow it blindly. I argue that the problems to which the Constitution proposed solutions mirror our current problems. Consider the reason for the migration to the United States, as outlined in the Declaration of Independence: to free the Independent States from despotic government control. In describing this control, the Declaration of Independence states, "for imposing Taxes on us without our Consent." Freedom from unrepresented taxation also motivated the 1773 Tea Party; the people opposed taxation from entities outside their immediately elected representatives. We seem to have lost the ability to recognize the signs of despotic government control. Perhaps instead of denouncing the document which led to centuries of prosperity, we should just sit down, read and learn from it.