Sunday, August 28, 2005

The Iraqi Constitution and the lessons of history

Wouldn't you know it, creating a Constitution is a difficult, divisive, and time consuming process. (So reports the New York Times, registration required.)

Actually, the fact that there is any progress at all is amazing. In an America without ethnic differences and without civilian killing terrorists, it took over ten years to get a Constitution put together. And even then, there was disagreements, and even violence. (See Shay's Rebellion)

220 years or so in the past, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, and the rest of the Anti-Federalists are smiling.


Blogger Kerry said...

All Constitutions are one big contradiction. That's why the High Court exists of course...

5:42 AM  

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