Fight the Constitution! Demand a New Republic! – Cosmonaut


Louis Proyect
 

Jonah Martell proposes a radical New Union Act to throw the antiquated US Constitution into the dustbin of history.

https://cosmonautmag.com/2021/03/fight-the-constitution-demand-a-new-republic/


Roger Kulp
 

Interesting article,but there is one more option the author doesn't consider. Don't just abolish the Constitution, abolish the union. Break up the former USA into as many separate countries as possible along racial and ideological lines. There are many ,on both the left and right, who believe Lincoln should never have fought the Civil War ,and simply let the south go. Slavery might have died by other means, like economic blockades. The time for this is long overdue. The abolisment of the union might be the biggest blow to the US military empire and US imperialism. No more United States in its current form could be the greatest possible gift to world peace.

I believe the "New Union Act" proposed by this author is unrealistic, and typical of the solutions proposed by social democratic reformists. Neither the right wing, nor the corporate interests that control our government would never allow it to happen.

Nobody who quotes James Madison in a positive light has any right to call themself a socialist.


Louis Proyect
 

On 3/25/21 3:31 PM, Roger Kulp wrote:

I believe the "New Union Act" proposed by this author is unrealistic, and typical of the solutions proposed by social democratic reformists.

Cosmonaut maybe wrong but social democratic reformists they are not. They are deeply into Kautsky, largely out of the influence the CPGB has had on them. On top of that, they get the class nature of the DP correctly, which for me at least is the acid test.