Does Senate history condemn McCain?
ALTON H.MADDOX JR. | 4/12/2011, 4:33 p.m.
The Iroquois Confederacy is the architect of the U.S. Constitution. Benjamin Franklin, the Pennsylvania Indian commissioner, was the middleman. Franklin was so impressed with the political knowledge of the Iroquois Confederacy that he would have superimposed their entire political organization on the United States. The Iroquois Confederacy also created the "melting pot." Of course, the "founding fathers" had the last word in secret proceedings in Philadelphia in 1787.This meeting was a matter of last resort for American capitalism. Iroquois chief Canassatego had warned an Indian-British assembly in 1744 of the difficulty of the Iroquois Confederacy doing business with several separate colonial administrations. He proposed a political union like the League of the Iroquois. On issues that were common to the thirteen colonies, the colonies would speak with one voice. Otherwise, each colony would be on its own to establish its own rules. This was a recognition of interstate commerce and federalism. Despite the warning, the "founding fathers" authored the Articles of Confederation. Accordingly, the "Father of the United States" was a Black man.
This is also true for Mexico. The Articles of Confederation were unworkable since they gave deference to thirteen separate and sovereign states, the embodiment of state's rights. Eventually, the advice of Iroquois chief Canassatego held sway over America's future. This became the concept of federalism and it would facilitate capitalism. To this day, white supremacists are still attempting to buck the wisdom of Indians in America. There was no similar paradigm in Europe.
England had a monarchy. The "founding fathers" chose to embrace Kaianerekowa or Great Law of Peace to the extent that it could be made compatible with xenophobia and misogynism. This became an oxymoron. This law also included rules of political civility and comity for members of Congress. The source of this political civility is the Iroquois Confederacy. These civil rules are still unknown to the British Parliament. This disparity between the manner in which Congress conducts its business and the way the British Parliament conducts its business, for example, can be observed on C-SPAN. Shouting and name-calling in the British Parliament are commonplace. They are forbidden in Congress. McCain and Palin should have been enjoined from engaging in political defamation before they started playing the race card. They were out of bounds when they labeled Obama as "unqualified." Academically, he would lead all U.S.presidents, unless McCain is embracing the political writings of Thomas Jefferson. This name tag is also unprecedented in American politics.
No white senator has ever referred to a white colleague as unqualified. By definition, the Senate is a council of wise men. This was the intent of the "founding fathers." Every white senator has been presumed to possess wisdom. when you need them? This is evidenced in the age requirement between a senator and a congressman. The minimum age for a U.S. Senator is 30 and the minimum age for a member of the House of Representatives is 25. No one questioned Biden's wisdom when he was elected to the U.S. Senate in the 1970s. Before the ratification of the 17th Amendment, state legislatures elected U.S. senators. Members of the U.S. Senate are elected for six years and members of the House of Representatives are elected for only two years. Obama has earned his stripes. His qualifications by reproach. Obama may be ready for Black people, but Black people are definitely not ready for Obama. He is receiving no cover from Black leaders against racist attacks. While Obama is ducking bullets, self-appointed, Black spokespersons are running for the tall grass.