Saturday, November 18, 2006

Unconventional thinking on convention

I run hot and cold with Bill Maher, but I was amused by his take on that "goddammed pice of paper" those of us who aren't King President like to call the Constitution. It starts like this:
Now, I know liberals have been on a high these last 10 days, and it can't be the meth because that's a gay evangelical drug. But let's remember that all that really happened was, Republicans went so batty for so long that common sense seemed like a new idea.

Let's not delude ourselves into thinking that this election brought new thinking to Washington. It didn't. It brought Democrats, who are often just Republicans slowed down a step by a sense of shame.
He goes on to suggest we hold another Constitutional Convention and rewrite the thing. He actually makes some good points.
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2 Comments:

Anonymous whig said...

Careful with constitutional conventions, they are dangerous affairs that can make matters much much worse if not done at the right time for the right reason by the right people under a condition of necessity. Which is to say, I wouldn't go there now myself.

Here's the current score according to my own observations. We have potentially two standing branches of government, which can rectify the third if they have the will to do so, and we may assert our will in behalf of that to help them.

11:23:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

It's a double edged sword for sure whig but I have to say I've never even considered the idea and found it intriguing. Food for thought anyway.

2:45:00 PM  

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