We, the co-authors of Fault Lines in the Constitution, are ecstatic that the opening story of our first chapter is now obsolete.
Almost all major laws passed by Congress involve compromises to reach the necessary number of votes to pass.
Just as the Earth contains underground fault lines that slip, slide, and sink, causing earthquakes, so does the basis of our Constitution contain fractures that can demolish our government.
What’s a constitution for, anyway? What good does one do? What use is it?
After many years of finding fault with our founding document, Sandy had the chance to try to correct Framers’ missteps and to update it. So, how did he do it and what does it look like?
If you could design the structure of an entire governmental system from the ground up, the way the Framers did, how would you do it?