How many of us have asserted that something is “unconstitutional” at some point in our lives? And yet, when was the last time you perused our founding documents? Since this month’s article was about our collective mind fitness as a nation, I think giving us an assignment in civics is appropriate. Read the Constitution. If you are not from the United States, do the same exercise with whatever analog exists in your country.
For Americans, you can easily read the entire document in one sitting. The only encumbrance is the archaic and formal language, which can make parts challenging to comprehend. Therefore, I highly recommend using Ben Sheehan’s fantastic OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say? as a compendium. It’s funny, translates everything into simple terms, and gives historical context when needed.
One of our detrimental tendencies as a species is waxing lyrically on topics with little or no expertise. My intent with this month’s book recommendation is to remind us that we should study something before offering up an opinion on it. A dose of education combined with humility is a healthy prescription for anyone.
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I thought about that after my post. I should have tied my comments - concerns to the Constitution. It is clear that Equal Justice for all is Not being met. If you did into that, all the biase would come to light and there politicalization of our Institutions
Hillary Clinton email server, Joe Biden, his family and Hunter pay for access, money laundering, classified documents mis-handling. Adam Schiff, FBI FISA warrant abuse, and the DOJ selective prosecution… Texas law makers are working on a Bill to recall politicians that vote against what the people want. Uninparty RINO’s like John Cornyn
Another question is How do We the People get our elected officials to uphold the Laws of our Constitution????