Friday, August 22, 2003

Sic Semper Tyrannis

A moderate person proposing immoderate solutions.

This is the first political blog devoted to the elimination of the US Constitution. I'm a political centrist, who holds conservative opinions on abortion and free-trade, and liberal opinions on healthcare and civil liberties. The severe problems with our founding document should be evident to everyone, regardless of political affiliation. Hopefully in reading this, any political afficianando can see how the public would benefit, and their causes as well.

But the real purpose for writing this journal is to use this unique method of communication, for proposing this unique solution. The best contribution blogs have made to the political debate is an amazing attention to pragmatic details. Be it Matt Drudge, or kausfiles, many authors ignore their political leanings for the sake of pointing out annoying details in policy or past statements, that mock their own side just as much as others. Holding your ideology dear, but not letting it get in the way of facts that are important to know, is part of any mature political dialogue. It is something thousands of web jouralists can do, but a few political talk show guests can not.

So I'm here to point out the biggest detail of all, and to hope some readers can discard their preconceived notion to understand the poinths I'm getting at. Our Constitution is a creaking old document that costs us hundreds of billions of dollars a year directly, and has made our government into a complete and utter mess. If anyone bothers to read this, the feedback should be quite interesting. Hopefully some message boards will eventually get up, but in the mean time please use the comments section.

I'll start off with a couple posts about general problems (state government, disproportionate federal legislation, etc.) to add some meat, but in general this blog will: link daily to news items that point to the absurdity of our limited government, observe how other Western democracies deal with civil institutions, and a weekly commentary on one larger issue.


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