A Politics Done Right listener recently called the show to discuss the constitution. It is clear he did not necessarily like my take. That said, I think my take is consistent with my experience and the country's reality. What do you think?
I do not conform to the sanctity many have for The Constitution
We should respect the constitution as the law of the land but always note that it continues to be a very flawed document that needs a whole lot of work. There are those who want us all to hold this document in high regards. I beg to differ.
My goal as a political activist is neither to denigrate the decent portions of our history nor to excuse or whitewash the vile parts of it. Doing so is a disservice to the country's strive to continue atoning for its less than good deeds.
Few understand that the constitution in its infancy gave little rights to the vast majority living within the boundaries for which it was law. The one genius of the constitution is its ability to change through an amendment process. But given the fracture within the nation, even that is broken for the foreseeable future.
And then there is the electoral college, the constitutional aberration that gave us Donald Trump. It is a useless undemocratic section that should be removed.
We must all work to make a better nation. That does not happen by worshipping the past but learning from it.
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