Hmmm . . . But wait

What is actually going on here now?

The American Experiment is failing. It was predicated on exactly what you described as the foundation for the new “democratic” constitution. Remember it was not actually democratic because they knew then that the idea was dangerous. The effort was made to restrict voting to the elements of society (in 18th century terms) that could be best counted on to provide an informed basis for their vote. The conflict inherent in their view of the legitimate members of intelligent society that excluded half the population, women, and then everything other than property owning white males was destructive. It attempted, however badly, to deal with the issue of who would screw things up by not being informed. Or by failing to understand the reason to vote and the reason to actively protect a limited set of “rights”.

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