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From: (Daniel MacGregor)
Subject: Re: The British/English Constitution
Date: 4 Oct 2004 10:56:48 -0700
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"D. Spencer Hines" <> wrote in message news:<qf08d.166$>...
> Yes, that's one of your Great Problems.
> You don't actually have a Written Constitution per se -- and you need
> We Americans saw that deficiency in your Governmental Structure -- so,
> after breaking away from you -- we wrote one for ourselves -- and it has
> served us very well for over 200 years now.
There are British Constitution experts that insist the English
Constitution was written down, in the Act of Union with Scotland in
The problem with the U.S. Constitution--IMHO as an American whose
first ancestors arrived in North America in 1629--is that it's more
honored in its breach than its observance.
Abraham Lincoln started the wrecking process in 1861, and Franklin
Roosevelt continued it in 1933. Those who watched my cousin George
Walker Bush debate his cousin John Forbes Kerry--and both of them
royally-descended cousins of King George III--watched a debate between
the left and right wing of America's "statist" party.
George III and his ministers, together with the men variously known as
the "signers" and "framers" and "founders" would be appalled by the
notions advanced by both major U.S. political parties, that the
federal government has a "right" to intervene in what was formerly
considered an individual citizen's private affairs.
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