On August 4th, the day before President Obama's birthday, Chris Kelly, a writer for the Bill Maher show, wrote a piece on the authenticity of our president as determined by our Constitution, and on the practicality of our Constitution. (that was a commariffic sentence!)
When interpretation is called into question, I almost immediately become bored, feeling that the inherent flaws in relying on interpretation as truth is fragmenting and destructive in itself. There is no direct or obvious interpretation of anything, and so the subject of flawed interpretation is spoiled and dull.
However. I was inspired to propose a response to Kelly's article (to be interpreted as one would perceive Kelly's article). I think that the United States Constitution should be rewritten on a quarterly basis. And by quarterly, I of course mean every 25 years. Additionally, if nobody wants obfuscated avenues of potential conclusion, shouldn't the Constitution be written as a series of premises? "This, That, Therefore such and such at such and such a time, place and intensity." Eh?
I say 25 years because really, how much social evolution can take place in less than that time? The emergence of each new generation seems like the appropriate time to reevaluate norms. The kind of growth that requires a reformation of the nature of the rules is really of a greater ilk than what happens on an annual scale. For instance, the results of great legal cases (which are the brunt of what determine amendments to our current Constitution) should be considered every 25 years, and a consensus should be taken as to which should be implemented in the the Constitution and contribute to the growth of National Law.
How much easier this would be. The clarity - the insane acceptibility. The absence of religious tongue-tying and the degree of misrepresentation and misconstrued allusion! I think the Constitution should be written for toddlers. Clearly, this is the only way the United States will be able to agree with itself as to "what the fathers wanted". Come, now... WE are now the fathers. We beget the carriers of the next stage of humanity's evolution. We are building for posterity. Let us build on foundations that will uphold our direction and progress, not the rickety and wizened inspirations that allowed our nation to become what we have.
This being said, there is a reason I never went into politics. Call me an elitist - I prefer for the decisions to be made my people who actually understand what is going on, what is implied and what is realistic. The populous should be responsible for finding someone trustworthy, and for communicating concerns at a State level. Beyond that, please oh please let the politicians decide whether Obama is trying to kill our grandmothers or not. I hate town halls. If you're going to lobby (and don't be mistaken - I certainly have done my share), please do so in a polite and intelligent fashion. Picketing is for children and hippies.