Guys, I am a pagan (Brian, thats a 'heathen' to you
), and I would not want my observations to be used in defence of either side of the coin in your political system.
The trouble is that, as a young country, you are not allowing yourselves to evolve and adapt to your problems because the consitution is being interperated, abused, and misread by every group with a voice.
I would go further, and suggest that, globally, the constitution is nowhere near as big a creation as 'Windows'. Now, when Microsoft created windows, they didnt have the arrogance to assert that it could not be improved upon. They were proud of it, but did not make it untouchable, rather, they encouraged people to tell them its weakspots, and responded to feedback to improve it and keep it up to the task of dealing with modern requirements.
The constitution is not
a religious script (and dont even get me started on those
), it is the result of a few powerful men's board meeting, and as such, is not perfect.
In Britain we have had Henry's split from Rome, Cromwell's New Model Army, a second, completely different Monarchy, an industrial revolution, and emancipation of the lower classes, and plenty in between.
In that time laws, and rights, and policies have changed beyond recognition.
Did you know, that still on the statutes, from feudal times, it is (technically) legal to shoot a welshman by longbow, if found within the City walls of Chester after dark?
Thats crazy right? But that law was pefectly reasonable for the time it was written.
If you dont allow for laws to evolve for the society they cater for, then they become irrelevant, and they get ignored, and society becomes more accepting, and complicit, in, the breaking of the laws of the land.
Now my point as it relates to the US, is that right now, 'Democracy' involves voting for one of two
parties, based on either a)personality of the salesman or b)which you disagree with the least. Thats freedom?
Also, the fervour with which you all put your store in the potential new captains is hilarious
, they are just new operators of the same system, and they have their hands tied by the rules they inherit, making either side incapable of doing what is needed to fix the errors.
Britain is no better, but its worth noting that we have had several more re-boots and operating system upgrades than you, and still
havent got it right, so what chance have you got running on your beta programme?