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Feature Article by Paul Rosenberg
Whatever complaints we may have about the US Constitution, it's hard not to appreciate this phrase in its preamble:
[to] secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity…
The problem of course is that the word "liberty" has been so abused that it no longer has a clear meaning. It's used as a "hooray for us" term and not a great deal more. Still, I like the phrase in the Constitution, and so I'd like to substitute a fresh term: panarchy. The improved phrase runs like this:
to secure the blessings of panarchy to ourselves and our posterity
That is meaningful, even within the storm of distraction and distortion that is our modern world.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with panarchy, it refers to a condition of "live and let live," explicitly including political choices. In other words, panarchy means freedom of choice, including political choice.
A condition of panarchy is one wher
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