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Fundamental Design Flaws of United States Constitution

Wayne, James J. (2014): Fundamental Design Flaws of United States Constitution.

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The United States Constitution is one of the most important documents in the history because it has set an example of a successful constitutional democracy for the world, and the freedom, peace, and prosperity of American people over last 227 years have been built upon the constitution. Despite its importance, this paper shows that the US constitution has many fundamental design flaws. In an earlier paper, we have proposed that the most stable political structure for any nation is the equilibrium political structure characterized by a set of 16 democratic principles. The natural following up research is to compare the US constitution with the theoretical equilibrium political structure. The results of the comparison are very fascinating and summarized in this paper. The conclusion is that although the US constitution is very well-designed overall, there are many fundamental design flaws, and many problems facing this country right now are direct results of the design flaws of US constitution. This paper has one profound implication for the future generations: the US government will probably be the first government in the world history that will last forever. The reason is simply because the current US constitution is very close to the equilibrium political structure, and all equilibrium structures in physics, chemistry, and biology can last forever. The United States constitution will be almost perfect if we can correct 22 fundamental design flaws outlined in this paper.

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