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America's Counter-Revolution
The Constitution Revisited

From the back cover:

This book challenges the assumption that the Constitution was a landmark in the struggle for liberty. Instead, Sheldon Richman argues, it was the product of a counter-revolution, a setback for the radicalism represented by America’s break with the British empire. Drawing on careful, credible historical scholarship and contemporary political analysis, Richman suggests that this counter-revolution was the work of conservatives who sought a nation of “power, consequence, and grandeur.” America’s Counter-Revolution makes a persuasive case that the Constitution was a victory not for liberty but for the agendas and interests of a militaristic, aristocratic, privilege-seeking ruling class.

Friday, October 30, 2009

My Grand Proposal

Here's my idea for a constitutional amendment: Limit congressional bills to five pages. At least we'd have a shot at seeing what they are up to.


Anonymous said...

They'd probably find a way to add all the other stuff as attachments, or worse yet, create new agencies to make up rules as they went along.

Bill said...

At a minimum the bill should be read aloud in the presence of those about to vote.

Anonymous said...

I proposed years ago that all legislation be written with a quill pen. That should greatly cut down on the length of any proposed law.