Topic 2 Posts

constitution

Accelerating the constitutional crisis

Young Earth, abortion and gay marriage are not live issues for most Americans anymore. House Speaker’s living in the ’70s. Go one-person-one-vote and move on from these Jeebus freaks.

Electoral Count Act was finally reformed after a coup attempt. What will get us off the planters-are-special-boys system to one:one person:vote is a crisis. Let’s have it, let’s stop going sideways.

Partisan redistricting, Wyoming’s 60× more Senate power than California, EC picking losers, unelected law wizards are comical, 1800s detritus. Let’s have the crisis. Let’s have the GOP do their worst. And then rewrite this comically rigged system.

You’d think J6 was enough, but people need a metaphorical 2×4 to the head apparently.

The US constitution was a plantation owners’ agreement

As designers of the Constitution… Federalist leaders like Adams and Alexander Hamilton… viewed their own interests and the nation's interests as one and the same… recoiled at the thought of yielding power —“Tyranny of the Minority,” Levitsky & Ziblatt

Hamilton: we must…

prevent an atheist… from getting possession of the helm of the state

They considered overthrowing their own republic when they lost an election to Jefferson!

The US constitution was designed as an ownership agreement among plantation slavers, and needs a ground-up rewrite for a multiethnic republic.