Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Can we surpass the political philosophy of the ancients?
Can we surpass the political philosophy of the ancients? I don't see why not, as long as we realize that we are standing on their shoulders.
When the Founders of America created the constitutional separation of powers and states they did not think we would become a multicultural multi-ethnic state, they assumed we would remain ethnically and culturally Northern European. If they had known the future they might have provided for ethnostates and an ethnopluralism of ethnostates.
They also didn't have Darwin and his grand evolutionary worldview, or the sociobiological discoveries of the biological origin of social behavior.
To accommodate the kin and ethnic-centered heart of basic human nature we can affirm a re-invigoration of federalism, this time in harmony with the growing variety of competing ethnic groups in America with different genetic pools and different agendas. Federalism and the Constitutional separation of powers and states can develop an ethnopluralism of ethnostates.
But this needs to be develop legally, not with civil war, or even with secessions, which could endanger the federal protection needed for all ethnostates in a world that continues to have marauding nations with imperial ambitions.
With only a few amendments we would still be conservatively standing on the shoulders of the Founders, and we would have a more assured future.