America’s Clairvoyant Founders

All too often, I succumb to the temptation to think that America’s Founding Fathers (peace be upon them) were merely human. I entertain heretical thoughts, such as our Holy Constitution being a superannuated eighteenth century relic. In my darkness of unbelief, I imagine that important parts of the Holy Constitution are structurally antidemocratic, and I sometimes even suspect that document may be better scrapped rather than our having to patch it up with another boatload of amendments.

But that would be to underappreciate the superhuman qualities of the Founding Fathers (pbut). It turns out, for example, that they foresaw the future with a clairvoyance that cannot be accounted for by godless materialists. As laid out in “The Founders’ Unchanging Principles of Liberty,” one of the many amazing documents brought to us by the National Center for Constitutional Studies, the Founders (pbut) in the eighteenth century perfectly anticipated and endorsed the political program of the Christian Right of the twenty first century.

Verily, a miracle indeed.

About Taner Edis

Professor of physics at Truman State University

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02877111630003823406 Jim Thompson

    And you are worried about Sam Harris?

    Those 28 "principles" are very, very scary

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10778996187937943820 Taner Edis

    Jim Thompson,

    You're right, of course. In the larger context, my gripes about Harris are pretty insignificant.

    You know what they say about academic disputes: they're so vicious because there's so little at stake.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03063744229443502587 Lee

    Strictly speaking, the NCCS is sort of "The Mormon Right" that, like many other organizatiions, seeks to shape the populist "Tea Party" movement and channel its activities in directions that the NCCS supports.

    Fortunately, though, the Founders were more clairvoyant than you realize. They created a Constitution with structurally undemocratic features specifically to mitigate the negative effects of populist movements like the tea party.

    Hopefully this reminder will restore your faith in the orthodoxy of the fathers and persuade you to turn back from the road to periditon.


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