If We’re Just A Pure Democracy, Why Do We Need A Constitution?
June 29, 2012 11 Comments
Some of the smarmy commentary from both sides takes the form of saying: You should have known that if you don’t want the government to wield some power via tax, you have the remedy of voting in elections.
True enough. But this makes me wonder: Why the fuck even bother having a Constitution? ‘If we don’t like what the government is doing, we can vote them out’ is one conceivable way to arrange government. But it doesn’t need, or even make use of, a written Constitution. So let’s toss it out, and all the ring-kissing ‘constitutional lawyers’ who make their swank upper-class livings ‘interpreting’ it (to rubber-stamp whatever the current fascists want to do) while we’re at it. What the hell is there to ‘interpret’? The government wanted to do it and so now they are. Enjoy your fascism.