posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 09:44 AM
Fareed Zakaria, fails to see the fallacy of his comments, as so many would do, till after the facts. Hindsight is often the leading point of regret.
While his words are spoken from what he perceives, he yet fails to understand that just cause the government is a young one, and a young country, when
compared to the rest of the world, it has managed to successfully navigate the entire political and world on a skiff made of paper, rather than on the
traditions of the past. Take a look at other countries, and ask, they have been around for years, and years, yet have they faired any better than the
While many people will debate and discuss, ask and question, the entire point is, that they can do such without fear of reprisal or legal problems.
He sees the Constitution as being outdated, yet fails to see, that in older countries, from say Europe, Africa, or even Asia, to do what he is doing
would get him into trouble with the local authorities. Even his home country of India, it has more social problems than the USA, yet he would look
and say its government is far better? Like all modern governments, it too has strayed away from the intention of its founders and people who moved to
try to make their country better, willing to set sail in a choppy sea, in a skiff made of paper. And this one document, this particular piece of
paper that defines the very foundation of the laws of the land, and how the government is to be ran, one of 2 documents that were written over 200
hundred years ago, people fail to realize, that those 2 documents, have served as a beacon and a weapon far greater than any other around the world.
While the US may be a young country, and its congress gets replaced or voted on once every 2 years, it is a unique institution, that allows for its
people to have one voice and one means of making stating what they do and do not like. No other country, has done that, no other country these days
have the very protections, for both those that they like and dislike. He perhaps needs to take a look back at his own country to see how that social
caste thing is working out for him, where people who would be considered undesirable are treated, and then think about how he has fared, and maybe he
will see the wisdom, that while the system is not perfect, it would be prudent to back it up, cause no one has all of the answers, and no matter where
you go, there are always problems that you have to deal with.