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  • H. L. Mencken's New Deal Constitution

    04/06/2002 10:19:59 AM PST · by breakem · 65 replies · 613+ views | June, 1937 | H. L. Mencken
    Constitution for the New Deal by H. L. Mencken THIS SATIRICAL PIECE FIRST APPEARED IN The American Mercury,, 41 (June 1937), 129-36, and was reprinted in condensed form by The Reader's Digest, 31 (July 1937), 27-29. In order to indicate what reached the widest audience, the condensed version appears here. The principal cause of the uproar in Washington is a conflict between the swift- moving idealism of the New Deal and the unyielding hunkerousness of the Constitution of 1788. What is needed, obviously, is a wholly new Constitution, drawn up with enough boldness and imagination to cover the whole program...