May 29, 2012

The American Constitution and the Federalist Papers

The American Constitution represents an effort by ordinary men to govern themselves properly with all the checks and balances possible. The Constitutions inherited in the Anglophone Caribbean along the Westminister model may be giving too much power to incumbent administrations and have not been a great success in the former British colonies worldwide . So in working out constitutional frameworks more suited to our societies it might be good to look at the process undertaken to formulate and to promote the ratification of the American one. Perfection, if it exists, doesn't come overnight.

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