Nice sentiment. I'll give you $1 for it.
Well, it's too bad Madison isn't on the supreme court,
huh? He'd set us straight!
Unfortunately for him, he's doing what Beethoven is
doing right now- decomposing! He has no say in how we
run our modern world.
What you want is to kneel before a small cabal of men
long since turned to dust. Ordinary guys, no smarter
than you and me, who happened to write a good (but not
perfect) that still works, somewhat.
So we should supine ourselves before this
patriarchical clatch, and ignore the needs and desires
of millions of people for justice, equality and
I don't go for your strict interpretation arguments
because they are used by neo-conservatives to strip
the people of the only power they have- the right to
use government to foster equality and justice for
everybody, not just a priveliged minority. If we
elevate the Constitution to some kind of holy
, we place our trust in the hands of corpses
and turn our backs on the great achivemnts made last
century by thousands of activists, like Mother Jones,
Susan B. Anthony, Thurgood Marshall, Malcolm X, Martin
Luther King jr., and many others.
And I don't see how the Commerce Clause "usurps the
freedom of the people" by regulating interstate
commerce. As decided by many a Supreme Court
decision, "Commerce" starts and ends way outside the
process of transporting it somewhere. It includes
manufacture, distribution, raw materials, and
sometimes even usage.
As far as freedom goes, I agree with you. But we can
have all of those things and still be free. We just
need a voice in globalization, so why don't
conservatives protest the WTO and the world bank? Why
is it all about the UN? We actually don't live under
UN rule, but the WTO CAN and will tell local
governments what to do. That's scary. I guess the UN
could get out of hand, but I have to prioritize. I
fear the WTO, and you should too.