Part 2: A New U.S. Constitution

A couple of weeks ago, I re-blogged the first in a series Professor Taboo is doing about the ways in which we have ‘outgrown’ parts of the U.S. Constitution, written back in 1787. The foundation is still sound, but the framework could use some ‘shoring up’ to bring it into the 21st century! If I make a chore list at the beginning of the week, I will no doubt have to adjust it by mid-week due to oversight or previously unforeseen circumstances, and the same is true of a document drafted 235 years ago! Today, I share with you Part II in the Professor’s project … a thoughtful and thought-provoking analysis that is definitely worth reading! Thank you, Prof!

The Professor's Convatorium

In an 1849 speech to the Massachusetts Bible Society and at that time a twice elected member to Congress’ House of Representatives and later appointed House Speaker, his following words echoed several of the newly formed United States government charters and their Founding Fathers:

“All societies of men must be governed in some way or other. The less they may have of stringent State Government, the more they must have of individual self-government. The less they rely on public law or physical force, the more they must rely on private moral restraint. Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them…”

robert charles winthrop

We continue now from Part 1, A New U.S. Constitution

Our 18th Century Constitution Nurtures Political & Economic Inequality Today

Mr. R.C. Winthrop, a respected lawyer and descendant of Governor John Winthrop from…

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