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A lot of buzz today because MSNBC legal correspondent Dahlia Lithwick described Republicans as worshipping the Constitution and having a ‘Constitution fetish’. It was only a few days ago when MSNBC contributor Ezra Klein said no one could understand the Constitution because it was “over 100 years old”.
What is the matter with these people? Are they idiots? I know they’ve hated the constitution for a long time, but what has emboldened them to be so forthcoming about it?
The constitution is the law of our land. Do you think this country is great because we are a bunch of cool people who are nice and have good ideas?
There are plenty of good, hardworking people in other struggling countries too. They just have not been BLESSED to live in a country with a legal structure that supports them in their efforts to live a good life. Without a legal system that enforces contracts you have no economy and no prosperity, but simply are left to drift at the whim of a king or dictator or what have you.
Your efforts would be futile unless you personally had the power to enforce your own security.
But in the United States this is not the case. And all this is made possible by this incredible document and those who defend it.
And to say that the existence of amendments show the weakness of the constitution is just ridiculous, since the very system for ratifying amendments is part of the constitution.
Yesterday I watched the Rose Parade, a New Years Day tradition. I was pleased to see a float commemorating the life and achievements of Ronald Reagan. What touched me more was that quite a few people on the grandstand stood up as it passed.
Toward the end of the parade there was a similar moment when a float honoring the firefighter rescue workers of September 11th passed, which got even more people on their feet.
The completed float was very nice. In the center stands an actual hydrant from ground zero. The float creators had permission to leave this as is, one of the only items allowed on any float not covered in flowers or plant materials.
Moments like this really touch me and it’s comforting to know that other people remember and care. A simple action can say so much.
Happy New Year.