Tuesday, September 17, 2019

This is All You Need to Know About Constitutions

Today is Constitution Day.

The US law establishing the present holiday was created in 2004 by, no surprise, legislators who gain power under the rules of the US constitution.

All you need to know about constitutions was written by Hans- Hermann Hoppe in A Short History of Man: Progress and Decline:
The constitution was not something that protected the people from the king, but it protected the king from the people.

That is the king, the rulers, are in charge. You must obey, it has been agreed upon by a "contract with the people."



  1. I dont know that was a constitutions original vision but it sure has been taken in that direction

  2. But, if they gave at least some lip-service to the 'CON'-stitution, maybe they wouldn't be groping people at airports, starting preemptive wars worldwide, & seizing cash/ planting guns or drugs on folks during traffic stops. Etc. 🙄

  3. I don't think the Founding Fathers anticipated how corrupt and vile future rulers would be. I think they assumed they would all be men of good character and good will even though they might have their disagreements on the direction of policy and government. Today they have neither good character nor good will.

    1. I agree completely .. how much evil do you think they could conceive of? I think if they had a clue what would come they may have not had the fortitude to even complete the constitution.

    2. The constitution was a coup. Sheldon Richman has a five dollar Kindle book about it.

  4. Dear Robt What? Thomas Jefferson did not make that naive assumption about future rulers: "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yeild [sic], and government to gain ground. As yet our spirits are free."
    Letter to Edward Carrington, 1788. Michael R. Edelstein

  5. The Electoral College was created to protect the rights of the elite.The popular vote is an illusion that the founding fathers created to convince the populist that they live in a Democracy . They don't!

  6. I'm afraid I forget who first said it but I like the quote- "Either the constitution allows everything that has happened, or it has proven useless to prevent it. Pick one?"