Saturday, December 11, 2010
Everything is falling apart!
A hypothesis: The United States Constitution is the worst-designed constitution in the history of the world. The Founders were not transcendental geniuses, but instead a bunch of short-sighted fools who locked us into an unworkable system with no feasible way out. The “separation of powers” is a recipe for deadlock and inaction, and it was an idea that was dreamed up by people who had no experience of how a modern republic would work, because no such structure had ever existed. Why should their hypothetical arguments for how great it would be trump the fact that it doesn’t work like they said? … In short, the Constitution is basically a suicide pact.]
The same complains can easily be made against the Indian Constitution. Nothing surprising, therefore, that the Ashram has become dysfunctional. [TNM]