The American Constitution is an amazing yet imperfect document. The men – and perhaps the exclusion of women was one of the problems – who drew it up were brilliant and had anything but an easy task before them. We reluctantly still teach that among other things it contained what was at that time deemed several best possible compromises. In my nerdy way I’d like to explore a few of those provisions today and the results of them over two centuries later.
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Yes, There Is A Slippery Slope
Today is the 78th anniversary of D-Day. In many ways that event was the most important event of the 20th century in that it was the beginning of the end of the second world war. With those heroes in mind, many of whom died that day defending democracy, I would like to dispel the right wing myth of the slippery slope in regards to guns. There is a slippery slope in American politics which is much more dangerous but it has nothing to do with guns.
Brief, Ironic And Obvious
Today’s article will be a brief one. After illustrating some irony I will state the obvious.
My Lifetime Of Presdients
Today is Presidents’ Day. One of America’s minor national holidays. Most people in education, finance and government have the day off; for the rest it is a regular work day. I’m old enough to remember when we had a day off for both Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays but along the way they got consolidated and now we supposedly honors all 45 men (Grover Cleveland was counted twice in the presidential numbering “system”) who have occupied the office of the Presidency. Enough (and incomplete) history.
A Tie – Part I
Most often the subject of the Sunday article is the biggest political news of the week just passed. This week in my opinion it is a tie. Therefore, I will cover them both today and tomorrow. Tomorrow’s concentration will be with the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in mind.