Constitutions are means to constitute what are the fundamental rules of governance for an organisation, whether it is a bridge club, the local rugby club, the Swiss Federation, Apple Inc or the even the Soviet Union. The American constitution is the most infamous codified constitution known, I would imagine and being an expression of the enlightenment, it should be something I am instinctively against, and I am, on an instinctive, idealistic plane. However, it seems that the days of kings and chivalry are long over, and to codify how much you can get screwed by the government may actually be important. The American constitution is enlightening,(not in that way!) for one reason it should not be, it proves that all constitutions can be ignored and overthrown whilst feigning loyalty to it. The American government today is obviously in breach of the spirit of the constitution as well as many of its clauses. The most infamous being Obama’s questionable place of birth and his obstruction of people trying to discover whether he is in fact a natural-born citizen. Others that I can think of off the top of my head would be the existence of a massive national security apparatus, a permanent established army of many millions of men, the CIA, FBI, NSA among others, surveillance on a massive, unholy scale that would have terrified the writers of the constitution, a presidency that seems to be powerful without any limits, whose occupants can issue decrees, some of which are only known to people in government. The Supreme Court is too high and mighty for its boots, and no one is willing to challenge it, it holds more power than any king ever did, whatever it says in inviolable, and no one seems to think, ‘hey, wait a sec’.
So constitutions, whether written and codified or not as is the case with Britain, can be and currently are being subverted by a nasty clique that seems intent on destroying us. Now, it does seem that the American constitution is faring a little bit better than the British one, which has been swept away in the last thirty years. But the American one seems to be kept in its procedures, more than in its original intent or its spirit. The American government will tie itself in knots trying to make everything ‘constitutional’ whether it is or not. The Supreme Court seems to be able to say that the constitution can mean anything, it means every woman is entitled to kill her child in utero apparently, although I’ve never seen that section or article myself. Recently the Supreme Court said that Obamacare was ‘constitutional’, whatever that means anymore. How?
The whole Constitution thing in America is actually keeping people from making the break they need to make, it is over, and it is time to begin again. The United States is finished as it was, whether you believe it was good or bad, doesn’t matter, it’s over! Now, you have to look for something else, whether it is a ‘white republic’ or a Vermont republic or an independent Texas or whatever, but you need to start again.
It is the same over here in Europe, we can’t go back, it is too late, the UK is over too, at some point Scotland and Wales will go independent, England will be in chaos due to the race problems, and the rest of Europe, well it is anyone’s guess. But the old order is coming to an end. I sometimes wonder what people though in the year 400 as they looked forward, would they have foreseen the end of Rome in 76 years, earlier if you count the second sack of Rome, or would they have thought things would continue just as they had been for four hundred years?
The transformation from hegemon to ruin took place over a fifty year period of immigration, economic crisis, wars and political crises, it dragged on for decades, until at some point people realised it was over. But even after the fall of Rome, many of the new kings and leaders considered themselves successors to Roman authority and would have protected Roman custom, even encouraged it, they would have relied on Latin or Greek speaking scribes, this was in no way a sudden collapse, it really was an evolution over time. It was only in 800 AD that a new Emperor was recognised in the West, and that was Charlemagne. So at some point between 476 and 800, it was realised that the Roman Empire in the West had collapsed. over 300 years!
Now, if you were in the future looking back on now, what do you think this period would be?
I don’t think its the German crossing of the Rhine in 406, I think that was like our Empire Windrush in 1948.
What about our sack of Rome? Could that be Detroit? London last year? Paris in 2005? Or is that still to come?
We can know we are not at the end, as that would take a formal abdication of power, but how long off is that?
Even after the fall of Rome, I imagine that there were many city dwellers and peasants and Senators and soldiers and traders who thought it would all go back to how it’s always been, perhaps with a German Emperor instead, but can anyone have realised what lay in store for them and their progeny? The division of the West into thousands of autonomous polities and semi autonomous polities, the sacking and destruction of the richest part of the world in less than 200 years time, and it’s forced conversion to Islam. The blending of the German overloads and the Gallic, Hispanic, Italic and Britannic into new races of men, the birth of dozens of new languages, the thousand-year long war with Islam with the Mediterranean as a frontline instead of the nice cosy safe bit at the centre of the known world.
Nothing would ever be the same, and we still live with the consequences, what will the world be like in 76 years? How about 200? We can’t know and the arrogance of those who think the American constitution will last forever, just because it has lasted the previous two centuries, is baffling.
A constitution should be useful, and let’s be honest, can only work when you have a virtuous people. America has neither.