Okay, it is Constitution Day, which celebrates the adoption of the United States Constitution in 1787—that’s 226 years ago! I know that there are a lot of people who think that the Constitution is frozen in time because life today is so very similar to life 226 years ago. And a lot of other people think that the Constitution consists entirely of the Second Amendment. Like Mark Kessler, who is running for sheriff to “be on top of getting the constitution back into the courthouse and prevent the libtards from trampling over my rights and your rights to own guns to.”
One of my greatest disappointments as an American is that on the right, people have turned the Constitution into a religious document. The founding fathers were not gods. The document was not divinely inspired. And above all else, it is not now and never was a perfect document. But it has served us pretty well over the years, and I’m certain it will continue to do so. Of course, I don’t think it is quite up to the challenges that we face going forward. Perhaps after 226 years, it is time to rework it.
But in celebration of Constitution Day and all that the document has meant and all that it continues to mean, I present “Schoolhouse Rock”:
H/T: Ed Kilgore