January 23, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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I may be asking for trouble suggesting that we discuss politics at a Classic Literature Meetup, but I'm a gutsy gent, so let's try it. Plus: The Constitution *is* a classic in my view.
A few years ago on a plane trip I decided that since I'd never read the US Constitution entirely from cover to cover that I'd do so, along with the Declaration. It is a fascinating literary and political work. I also read a little bit of the backstory of its creation.
ANYWAY, it stirred up a lot of thoughts in me. I thought...what if we had it to do over again NOW? What if we could write a new constitution starting with everything we've learned and done and not done and legislated since 1789 and came up with something for the people of 2012?
So this Meetup we'll discuss the Constitution along with one other possible take on a national founding document by a close, personal friend of mine called Constitution 2.0. You can find it online here:
(I also have free, paperback copies available if you want one!)
What do you like/dislike about the original Constitution/2.0? What would you add/change/delete about the Constitution if you were in charge of drafting a new one?
So much to discuss/dream of. I hope to see you there!