I can’t help but think about how different the world was in 1789. When the Founding Fathers got together to create a document stating their freedom from Great Britain, they were currently at war with both the Britains and the Native Americans that already inhabited North America. They needed laws and a government in place that would look out for all of the states as needed, but would allow freedoms and rights at the personal level in line with a country governing itself under martial law. It’s crazy to think that the majority of the laws that govern us today in the year of our lord 2022 were written in the 18th century.
Yesterday I read that the House passed a bill to protect same-sex marriages
, to prevent what happened last week with the overturning of Roe v. Wade. We’ll have to see whether this bill passes the Senate, but it made me think about why we have certain legislative processes and procedures in place. Oh, that’s right, this is how they were written in the Constitution over two centuries ago! What if we no longer had to follow the rules of a document from 1789 and instead we could get a different take on these situations from people that were born after the Civil War?
Part of me is being facetious but I’m not kidding when I say that we should take a hard look at our government, our politicians, and the rules that they must abide by. If we can’t trust our elected and appointed officials to get things done
, maybe it’s time to review and revise the playbook that they use to get away with such ineptitude. If every other aspect of our life gets an update every few years, why do we not expect the same from our laws? Maybe this hypothetical do-over would bring us closer together as a nation and remove much of the negativity and turmoil that seeps into our daily lives.
And when this hypothetical rewriting of history takes place, I wanna be in the room where it happens.
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