For the life of me, I don’t know why we’re still playing along by their Constitutional rules. It’s a valuable historical artifact to be fair, but just like their Confederate statues — the old Constitution — and it’s smoky mirrors Amendments, have got to go!
We can’t keep operating with a “supreme law of the land" that was written neither by nor for “the people.”
I’m not calling for revolution, although functioning government would certainly feel revolutionary at this point.
My thing is, even if the U.S. Constitution weren’t racist, it’s inefficient.
Considering the reality that our “supreme law" is both racist and inefficient, it’s got to go.
We can continue to maintain it in the Library of Congress, and we can even continue to include it (along with other important artifacts) in our academic curricula. We simply can’t continue to abide by it, however.
It’s time for a more contemporary constitution, one that actually reflects the wellbeing of the whole population.
Several states have already began discussions around retiring and rewriting their existing constitutions (which are basically copies of the national document tweaked for their own personal interests ).
It’s great when states take the lead on national issues, but implementing population best practices state by state is inefficient. So state power over everything not explicitly stated in the national constitution has got to go along with everything else!
Frankly, to paraphrase their contention, we need to “throw the [dead] baby out with the [bloody] bath water.” We’ll have a nice memorial service, and we can observe rememberance days every year going forward. We lived with that baby for hundreds of years, after all. And even though many (most?) of us have been terrorized by that child for generations, I’m sure we can all (try to) empathize with its grieving relatives. No one wants to lose a child, but it happens. We’ll pray for them.
Efficiency is a good thing, right?
Functioning government is ideal, right?
Functioning government that works for all people is the goal, right?
Unfortunately, that last bit — arguably the most important piece — is the part U.S. Americans can’t seem to agree on.
AND THAT’S WHY WE’RE A FAILED STATE!
Normally, evaluating mistakes and starting over is the best response to failure.
But that would make the kind of sense obtained in a society where the whole population gets a decent education.
After discovering that many (most?) highly educated, highly literate white people — including “woke" hippies alive during 60s and 70s — didn’t have a clue things were “this bad," it should be clear that their “whites only" education wasn’t something to be desired after all.