Why The U.S. Constitution Really Matters: It's A Living Structure, Not An Outdated Straitjacket -Barry Rubin

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American Historian Barry Rubin explains the genius of the American Constitution to which all elected officials and military solemnly promise to uphold. Why The U.S. Constitution Really Matters: It's A Living Structure, Not An Outdated Straitjacket 

 The Rubin Report January 7, 2010 http://rubinreports.blogspot.com/2011/01/why-us-constitution-really-matters-its.html

      

 Barry Rubin is better known as a commentator and policy analyst on international matters and, the Middle East and Israel, in particular. Barry Rubin, also, has a doctorate in American History and taught American History. In my opinion, Barry Rubin has a instinctive appreciation for American Exceptionalism and why America is good. His posts on his son’s experiences in American 5th Grade are instructive, hilarious and disturbing http://rubinreports.blogspot.com/search/label/education. I found this one to be of particular concern. http://rubinreports.blogspot.com/2010/06/life-in-american-fourth-grade-swan-song.html Life in an American 5th Grade; Americas’ Swan Song (June 2010) http://rubinreports.blogspot.com/search?q=america%27s+swan+song

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I am glad that he backs my version of the 19th Century.  Of course, he drops off the map with current balance between corporate v. government power.

BTW where does the electoral college and the election of senators by state legislatures fall in the spectrum of individual liberty (or slavery for that matter)?

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I agree and that is where Rubin is wrong.

Corporations still own government.

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Brotherhood of Thieves ~ As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.

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And some of us thought it was the Unions that controlled the government. And others think that the government owns corporations. Some advocate a "public private" partnership. It isnot always to know all the factors in play. There are a lot of moving parts, ever evolving,  and many, many unknowns and even "unkowns unknowns", those factors that we don't even know we don't know, sometimes, referred  to The Black Swan. In the face of all that, it is reassuring to see the certainties of bubbahotep and politeia

 

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/138442/corporatism

 

http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Corporatism

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporatism

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