Ridiculous.. the AoC were as weak as the UN Charter is now. Would’ve turned the U.S. into another Europe with all its petty wars. Thankfully, Madison and the Feds pulls it together and gave us a solid federalist Constitution. Took Europe another 2 centuries to catch up. Africa and South America are starting that process, and eventually that weak UN Charter will get replaced by something similar.
C’mon! The Bill of Rights totally rips off the Virginia Bill of Rights! They even stole the name! Jefferson never gets recognized for the early solo work he did, instead everyone talks about the “Founding Fathers”. Most of them never did anything decent before or after the Constitution.
Um, yeah, the Articles of Confederation would probably be OK if they weren’t totally ripped off of the Iroquois Confederacy. They make for pleasant beach reading, if you’re into that sort of thing, but there’s nothing truly original about them. Nothing more than derivative crap, if you ask me. I was into them when I was, like, 12, but I like to think I’m past that by now.
People tend to fetishize the first ten too much. Some of the early stuff on Bill of Rights is good, but there’s also a lot of filler. Many of the later amendments (for example, “Repealing Prohibition” or “Abolition”) are much stronger than tracks like the short, unprovocative “No Quarter” and the ambling, pointless “Unenumerated Rights”.