Our constitution was the best yet written, because it attempted to create a “third way” alternative to church or state under Natural Law – a middle class country – but it has been fairly easy to circumvent for the simple reason that the supreme court has no vehicle for ‘returning law to the congress’, and therefore can legislate from the bench. As far as I know the basis of common law is optimum (natural law of tort) and the level of detail in continental law is less open to circumvention.
Our political system is outright bad, with parties, prime ministers and a monarch empirically superior by all the evidence.
While conceived as a loose collection of states like europe, we have failed to preserve the independence of the states, and the presidency, and the majority election of the president, has only reinforce that problem.
As such we have a continent-wide empire where everyone is always angry because each state or region has a different culture with different social, economic, political, and strategic demands.
Apr 20, 2018 8:31pm