As an expert in the U.S. Constitution and America's Founding, I thought I had lost the ability to be shocked by politically correct distortions of our history. Then I visited the new Capitol Visitor Center.
The just-completed Visitor Center, which opened yesterday, is a 580,000-square-foot cavern dug at the foot of the U.S. Capitol at a cost of $621 million (almost 9 times over budget).
The Capitol is a noble monument to American liberty. The neoclassical architecture is meant to be approached from afar. We are supposed to walk up vast flights of stairs to enter a magnificent rotunda, inspired to reflect on the grandeur of our self-governing republic.
The Constitution, according to the new Visitor Center, isn't a list of powers but "aspirations" that Congress is expected to define and realize.
This exhibit is Congress' temple to liberals' "living Constitution," the eternal font of lawmakers' evolving mandate to achieve the nation's ideals. There are no fixed meanings in their version, only open-ended "aspirations." The Constitution is an empty vessel, to be adapted to the times, as required to bring change. It means nothing - or anything.
Not surprisingly, the rest of the exhibit details the unfolding of liberal progress and the rise of modern administrative government. Everything is about movement away from America's sins (slavery, treatment of Indians, Vietnam) toward congressionally led enlightenment (direct election of senators, voting rights, the New Deal, Medicare).
If you have no official language, no recognized culture and no borders, then you have no nation.
It's as simple as that.
If anything is symbolic in all of this it's not the distortion the Visitors Center makes in regards to U.S. history. Rather, it is that guys like the one writing the article are taking the time to write about that instead of about the 30+ million non-White illegals flooding the "nation" - the accompanying racial displacement of Whites - and the election of a non-White as President of a nation built by, for and in the image of, Whites.
Is he also busy pointing out that the Civil Rights movement was completely unConstitutional and thus illegitimate?
Is he complaining about voting rights being extended to women and minorities?
Or about the loss of Freedom of Association that resulted from forced desegregation of schools, neighborhoods, etc..?
Somehow I Doubt it.
Considering just how twisted and upside down America is now (as opposed to they way is was intended), fretting over its representation at a Visitors Center is akin to charging Al Capone with tax evasion.
In other words it's an easy target that gets a lot of attention but accomplishes little while avoiding the real problems.
And on a related note, a commenter there (at the Washington Times) writes,
America is not the greatest country on earth!
Mr. Spalding has the silly idea that because the Constitution enabled the U.S. to become the greatest country on earth.....
There is no such thing as the "greatest country on earth".
There are only countries, kingdoms etc... whose laws, customs, traditions and culture most accurately reflect the people who inhabit them.
In other words, a (natural) biologically based nation.
Because what is "great" for one people, is not going to be what is "great" for another...