As the population grows and as our free market is changing into a big monopoly I am thinking that the consitution needs to be reworded so that the government can deal with the more complex problems of our modern age.
Thanks to Ron Paul I must agree that many governmental programs might not be conforming to the ideas outlined in that Consitution (and related foundational documents).
People are expecting a change. But that change should not be unconsitutional. R.P. statements would suggest that these needed changes would be unconsitutional as it is now written and interpreted from the Consitution. Forcing a ever demanded choice to change the goal post.
In our 200 years only a few admendments have been put into effect.
Not a revolutionary one such as what Jefferson might have expected to happen.
Governmental overviews of social program dealing with health care is my main example of this. As long as that system is profit driven by private industry the costs might never become affordable to our citizens. Only the rich would have the advantages of full coverage (and Congressmen).
And health care is a life and death situation just like wars and the defense of our country from forien governments or radical groups of people.
So we need the a new Consitutional amendment that would allow for an expand federal governemnt in areas like socialized health care. And likewise concerning utilities and energy needs. After all, everyone needs to heat a house in winter and to have affordable transportation in our modern environment. We are no longer dependant on just a horse to get around that can eat free grass.
However, such federal programs must show proof of absoute need and demand (via voters) to be included in this and they must be relative to basic needs that might consitute a life and death situation, or long term injury, or the ability to compete in business on an equal bases with other people. And reworking the budget to put first things first must be done as Ron Paul suggested. A congressman should not vote for war funding just because they can tag on some pork project to that request. Eash bill should stand alone without any added contents to other projects being included or laws that would favor some special interest that the main bill is not addressing.
Ron Paul has always said. follow the Consitution or go through the right procedure to amend it. Do not just ignore it. I would agree.
Whatcha' think? (thinkers only please).
Realistically the best thing to do is elect Paul as President and then have a democratic congress try to seek those needed amendments, it they can get Paul to sign it then fine, we will be getting someplace at last. That would be a historical and revolutionary "unity" if it ever happens.