January 14, 2008

A Project!

It's been a good long time since I set any kind of blogging goal for myself, but I think I've found one. Ezra has an interesting review up at the Barnes & Noble web site of Larry Sabato's A More Perfect Constitution. Now, I haven't the book, though it certainly sounds interesting, but the central premise is that the Constitution is horribly out of date and should be replaced by an entirely new version composed at a constitutional convention. While I agree with Ezra that a constitutional convention in our modern world of politics is a potentially scary thought indeed, I am rather intrigued by what I might put into my own Constitution if I was given the reigns.

So here's the plan: I'm going to work my way through the Bill of Rights first because it's the most fun part and therefore the part most likely for me to actually do before my mind wanders. I don't think any of the Amendments are perfect, so I'll be changing all of them at least a bit. After the Bill of Rights I'll pick and choose which Amendments to discuss (I think it hardly needs mentioning that it's unnecessary to include or discuss prohibition and its repeal). If by some monumental stroke of luck I manage to make it this far I'll start my way through the Constitution proper. I have no idea what kind of timeline this is going to be on, but hopefully the posts will be at least weekly.

Oh, and I'm also going to want lots of feedback from you guys, particularly points of disagreement.

1 comment:

Dan said...

You better put in my right to party, lest I be forced to fight for that right.