James Leroy Wilson's blog

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

America's Greatest Strength is Her Greatest Flaw

My latest at the Partial Observer. Excerpt:

The Constitution may be our greatest strength, but it is our greatest flaw. Because it is always in the hands of politicians thinking in the short term, and of judges looking to leave their mark on history, it is subject to all forms of neglect and abuse. Unlike when a King is murdered and the murderer takes over the throne, we do not have any fixed or absolute standard of when the Constitution has been tossed aside. The politicians and judges will never agree on when that line is crossed, or agree that the line can ever be crossed. They always believe that whatever it is they want, the Constitution lets them have it.

And that is scary. Only each person's individual judgment will be left to decide if and when the federal government has gone too far.

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