From Ye Olde New York Times: White Men Destroy Our Freedoms with Limited Government!

Rich, racist, conservative white men gather to formalize document that does not mention wealth redistribution

Rich, racist, conservative white men gather to formalize document that does not mention wealth redistribution

Dateline September 16th, 1787. Ye Olde New York Times

We here at Ye Olde New York Times have just finished reading the plan of the Philadelphia convention for the proposed so-called “Constitution of the United States” and find it lacking in many respects.

Indeed the preamble to the so-called Constitution serves as a warning to what will come.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

We the People? The attendees at the Philadelphia convention do not represent the people of this land.  They are all white, all land-owners and all have benefited from the scourge of unfettered capitalism.

The Blessings of Liberty?  How can this be when nowhere in this document is the important issue of redistribution of wealth and income inequality addressed?

The attendees at the Philadelphia convention had a historic opportunity to enshrine into the law of our land basic principles of equality such as forced redistribution of wealth through a progressive tax.  Instead direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several states that may be included within this union according to their respective numbers.  (Article One section Two.)

We at Ye Olde New York Times wonder who this unprogressive tax structure benefits? Not the poor who need taxes on income from fat cats such as George Washington to help pay for entitlement programs. Certainly men of honor such as Washington, Ben Franklin and James Madison do not mind paying their fare share?

We also find in this document of abominations that the powers of our Federal government will be specifically enumerated and limited.

Exactly who benefits from a government that has limited powers? Not the poor.

We at Ye Olde New York Times find this document to be a plan of government by the rich for the rich.  Equality cannot prevail if the government doesn’t have the power to enforce it. The plan of the Philadelphia convention, if approved by the States, will only lead to further income inequality.

Also we find in the proposed Constitution a suspicious love of States rights. Specifically the representatives of the upper body will be chosen by the legislatures of the States. This cannot stand.  All power must be vested in the Federal Government.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, this document makes no mention of the hot-button social issues of the day such as same sex marriage and abortion.

We at Ye Old New Yorke Times ask the framers of this Constitution to put those rights in their document. They must be included or a progressive state such as ours will reject this conservative document.  Indeed there is no place for hatred in New York State.  By  remaining silent on these issues the leaders of the convention are giving free reign for conservatives to live up to their baser instincts by committing hatred.

Finally we ask the legislature of our proud and progressive state to reject this document as it now stands unless our proposed changes are adopted.

Reject it and send a message that hatred will not be allowed.  Not now! Not here! Not in the 18th Century!

The Editorial Board of Ye Olde New York Times

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  1. Petermc3 says:

    General welfare is racist. Specifics such as food stamps, WIC, social security disability benefits for drunks and those suffering from syphilis must be enumerated so 250 years from now conservatives can’t politicize cradle to grave government.

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