I've always liked the form of the Constitution, with the words "We the People" taking such a prominent place. It should serve as a reminder, and I believe that was the intention, to all Americans that we have a responsibility in our government. If we all knew our Constitution as we should, perhaps our country would not be in such a mess today.
Many people don't want to be "bothered" with politics. Some think that what happens in Washington "doesn't affect them". I recently watched the HBO "John Adams" series, which was fabulous by the way, and acquired a great appreciation and love for Abigail Adams.
She had this to say about politics: "And do women not live politics, John Adams? When I go to the cupboard, and I find no coffee, no sugar, no pins, and no meat, am I not living politics?..."
Politics affects every aspect of our lives, whether we want to admit it, or not.
Incandescent light bulbs will soon be a thing of the past. Politics. The price of gas. Politics. The price we pay for food. Politics. Unemployment. Politics. Have you seen the list of how many new taxes have been instituted in the last 100 years? Check this out, and then tell me that politics do not affect our lives. The attempt to remove God out of every single public place. Politics. (Contrary to what some believe, the words "separation of church and state" are not found in the Constitution. Amendment I: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
How well do you know the Constitution? I've read it through a couple of times, but there's still a lot I don't know. If you want to take a quiz on your knowledge of the Constitution, you can go here. There's only five questions to answer. (I got three right.)
So, on this 224th anniversary of the signing of our Constitution, I hope you will find and copy and read this document, and remember that many people have shed blood to preserve the freedoms that we have.
Be an informed citizen. Don't allow yourself to be a useful idiot.
"I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States...and the Constitution of this State...and defend them against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help me God."