According to a recent poll, half of those polled agreed that “America’s system of democracy needs either ‘a lot of changes’ or a complete overhaul.” Two things about this. First, this is an AP article found word-for-word at HuffPo and BusinessWeek. Will journalism courses soon teach cut-and-paste rather than research? The second is that we live in a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy. It’s interesting to see how definitions and narratives change and we’re supposed to forget that it was ever any other way.
Nevertheless, the point of this post is that I’ve been watching as both Right and Left talk about changing the U.S. Constitution. There’s an interesting article at News With Views on Harvard’s Conference on the Constitutional Convention. The official website for the convention is conconcon.org – really, it’s “con con con”. Today’s headline on the page is “Democracy in American is Stalled.” For any low information voters out there, let me tell you that that’s a good thing. Democracy is mob rule and that’s not how the U.S. is run, at least that’s what our foundational documents say. Interesting that those documents are under attack. It’s also interesting that the con con con is a project run by the unlikely partnership of Fix Congress First, Tea Party Patriots, and Harvard Law School.
Coincidentally, this morning I came across this relevant quote from Alan Watts:
Out of the mayhem will materialize, as if by magic, a new Constitution of the Americas. This will be presented as the only reasonable and logical direction to go if we are all to live in peace and security…
The problem has been caused, the reaction is underway, and the solution will be presented. This is the standard Hegelian technique which never fails.
Watts predicts the merging of the Americas, which has been planned for quite some time. They don’t care which “crisis” will get Americans to accept a new Constitution. The fictitious “stalled democracy” is good enough. And they don’t want to merely make changes to the Constitution, they will abolish it in favor of the coming worldwide government. Therefore, those who respect the Republic and its founding documents shouldn’t be calling for changes, because once the process is started, it will be hijacked by those whose goal is a world government. And that will be the end of the United States and our enjoyment of the freedoms bestowed upon us by the Creator.