US Constitution

September 17, 2015

Who Cares about the Constitution?

Today is Constitution Day, a Federal holiday to observe the adoption of the United States Constitution. Should people who value individual liberty celebrate today? No. If you support individual liberty, supporting the US Constitution and promoting it as part of your ideals is counterproductive for three reasons: 1. The Constitution lacks legitimacy. The circumstances under which the Constitution was adopted seem wholly illegitimate by today’s standards. While the Constitution supposedly set up a government that represented the will of the people and relied upon the consent of the governed for legitimacy, a whopping 94% of the population didn’t have a say in the first Presidential election. 6% of Americans, mostly Protestant white males, claimed authority over their fellow humans through this apparatus we call the American government, authorized […]