The Constitution describes a brilliantly decentralized system; resilient and responsive yet limited and deliberative, and nimble where it has to be. It's designed to fit with human nature itself rather than its transitory ambitions and contrivances. It concerns itself with how society may affect the person, not vice versa, and so the list is short and its institutions few. They've inverted this, to our cost. Instead of the hulking Kremlin on the Potomac we should have a DC of largely empty buildings, its institutions resized to that of, say, Jackson's era. Doing time in Congress should once again be a duty by real people on periodic hiatus from the real world. Such a DC would be unattractive to the Holders and Pelosis, Schumers, Boxers, Feinsteins, Reids, et al, and for that reason alone the benefits are incalculable.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Ol' Remus waxes philosophical...
Among the musings at this week's Woodpile Report: