Friday, April 12, 2013
If I read him correctly, Patrick is somewhat put out by the fact that '[t]he Framers knew what they were doing, alas, when they sought to make it virtually impossible to amend their godless Constitution.' For it turns out that '[t]hirty-two percent of Americans want a Christian constitutional amendment, according to a Huffington Post/You Gov poll.'
There is a fellow I sometimes see in my current DC neighborhood, where I have been residing while back at old IMF stomping grounds during sabbatic, who is similarly displeased. He is pretty sure that he alone knows the identity of the One True God, and that all of the rest of us are walking in darkness. He would accordingly like to amend our Constitution, in order that he might then adapt the apparatus of state to his evangelical purposes. But it seems that the Framers have left it even more difficult for him to commandeer our shared government for purposes of pushing the other 99.999967% of the citizenry toward his faith, than they did for the 'Christian constitutional amendment wanters' to do so for purposes of pushing the other 68% of the population toward theirs.
As for me, I feel for these people, but I must also confess that I thank God for 'our godless Constitution.' And I'm pretty confident that people and institutions who have real, meritorious claims to the Truth will generally be able to convince us without coercive assistance from instrumentalities that properly belong to us all.