Barry Krusch con The 21st Century Constitution (English Edition)It was over 200 years ago when the Framers of our Constitution met in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787, and replaced the defective Articles of Confederation with a Constitution appropriate for the 18th and 19th centuries. But the onset of the 21st century has revealed latent structural defects in the framework of the 1787 Constitution, a Constitution which "ordained and established" a government that, due to the developments of modern society on anticipated by the framers, is no longer able to "promote the general welfare." The $13 trillion national debt, a debt which no branch of government is able to control, is only the most visible example of this institutional crisis -- a crisis which can only worsen over time.
The 21st Century Constitution asks two critical questions: is the Constitution, drafted in 1787, a political document appropriate for the 21st century? And, if not, how does the Constitution need to be amended? The net result is the first book to analyze 1787 Constitution clause-by-clause, and to propose over 200 changes to that document appropriate for an Information Age, including previously discussed amendments such as term limitation and public financing amendments, as well as 21st-century amendments not previously considered, such as Citizen-approved National Objectives, a National Database consisting of freely searchable public materials such as government statistics and books, a Federal Academy, a Right to an Education, a National Poll, and many, many other provisions. The new Constitution builds on the central premises recognized by the Framers, and is one that they very well might have crafted had they met in the Philadelphia of 2001, and not 1787.
With a form of government that works for America, and not against it, United States can obliterate entrenched waste, reclaim opportunities lost, and forge ahead to achieve the greatness that was always possible, but until now, never achieved.