Two Hundred and Thirty-One years ago, thirty-nine men put their signature on the document which they had prepared for the people of The United States to replace the system of government which was failing the country. Today we take a few moments to look back on the adventure that has been Constitution Thursday.
One of the myths about the Constitution is that The Federalist Papers are a commentary, like Matthew Henry’s, on the Constitution. They are not. They are simply and only a passionate written argument in favor of ratification of the Constitution.
That doesn’t mean that they are not without merit and not without lessons for us today. They do give us insight into the understanding of the document which the Framers – at least those in favor of ratification – held of the government plan which they had created.
To that end, they are not only important, but they are required study for anyone who seeks a serious understanding of the Constitution of The United States. Read the rest of this entry
We are losing our collective mind.
Three Hundred and Twenty Million of us are standing around and asking, “What the (obscenity deleted) is going on here?” A thousand people in the streets! They’re singing songs and they’re carrying signs, mostly say “Hurray for our side!”
Look at the goings on around you. Starbucks is going to do away with plastic straws to “help the environment,” by replacing the plastic straws with plastic lids that have a hole in them to drink through.
Lesbians block a Pride Parade to protest transgendered men being included.
The Government puts out a PSA urging parents to “put something important” in the back seat so that they won’t forget and leave their kids in the back seat.
We’re losing our minds. All we seem to have is hatred for the ‘other side,” whomever that might turn out to be.
And if we don’t find the logic in our truths, we’re going to find someday that we had nothing to build upon in the first place, other than our hatred of each other…