Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

September 17, 2011

The Complex Constitution


CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

THE COMPLEX CONSTITUTION

 

      People ask why the Constitution is in a mess and not respected more.

     Thomas Jefferson said that the center of elementary education is the teaching of the rights (and) duties of the Constitution and how to be a good citizen.*

     The Constitution isn’t a cake recipe. It’s not a precise, specific set of instructions for making a democracy. Instead, the great charter is vague enough that Americans have spent the last two hundred twenty-four years arguing about what it means.*

     Today, September 17, 2011, is Constitution Day. Take a few minutes to review what the Constitution says and consider how complex it is.

     To read more, click on: Constitution Day: September 17, 2011

     SOURCE

*http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/opinion/columnists/qa/s_757194.html

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ADDITIONAL READING:

Reading the Constitution, Mellow Mike, & Football: Ligonier, Pa., 9/02/11

Reading of the Constitution in Ligonier, PA.

Constitution Day: September 17, 2011

Should NYC Include Clergy in 10th Anniversary of 9/11?

Flight of Valor: Honoring United Airlines Flight 93 Victims

How to Write an Immediate Best Seller

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