What an excellent column from the Instapundit himself.
Read the whole thing.
He identifies the crux of the issue in America now and says that "...the real problem lying behind all of this enthusiasm for constitutional
change: a sense that there are two sets of rules, one for the
"insiders" in Washington and their (frequently subsidized, or
bailed-out, or protected) corporate allies, and another for everyone
Plus a particularly apt conclusion. This is the part that is not palatable, and why it is really discouraging to "hope" for "change". How can America be transformed or "fixed"?
"You can address this problem with constitutional amendments, and I think
that many are worth considering: The structural shifts in our
government have indeed empowered insiders and the expense of the
citizenry. But underlying these shifts is a deeper problem of values,
one that I doubt can be fixed by passing a few amendments."
use the words
of a once-promising presidential candidate, we need to "fundamentally
transform" America. Into, you know, a country that works for everyone,
not just the fat-cats at the controls. "