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Happy Constitution Day (United States)

Happy Constitution Day (United States)! The U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution on September 17, 1787. That makes our country 220 years old today.

To celebrate, I recommend that you take the time to re-read the U.S. Constitution. Then try to keep from crying as you realize that our current system of government bears little resemblance to the government described in that document.

Thanks to 0ccam for the reminder about this holiday. It's not listed on my wall calendar.

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eagle243
Sep. 17th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
"It's not listed on my wall calendar."

Nor mine. How very sad.

I wonder: are today's proselytized publik skool kids learning about Constitution Day? Or are they learning that George Washington was a white slave owner (keeping the black man down, no doubt) and that democracy is where it's at?

"try to keep from crying"

This is why I say that there are very few candidates and public officials who are fit to hold office: none of them protect the Constitution from domestic enemies, even though that is part of their oath of office. There are some who do better than others, but not many of them would do very well. As to the presidential candidates, Fred Thompson at least recognizes the importance of federalism - are there any other candidates who do?
prester_scott
Sep. 17th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
Ron Paul.
0ccam
Sep. 17th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
I suspect that the most qualified to hold office aren't going to even consider running for office.

I have a theory that wanting a high up political office (US Congress, Senate, Presidency) is a mental illness or at least a symptom of one.
0ccam
Sep. 17th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
Heh. What you posted here is almost EXACTLY what I was saying to a coworker after I mentioned that I knew what his kids would be studying in school today...
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