I was doing something odd. I have done it before, it’s something that I know almost no one ever does. Yep I read the United States Constitution. An amazedly short read. Very clearly written. I would say about an 8th grade reading level, is all you need to read it well. It can easily be understood by the average person, with little effort at all.
You might want to try reading it one day. If you ever do read it. You will realize we are not using it much. We have not been using it for a very long time.
The Constitution of the United States of America
That is the preamble, pretty words, and a nice piece of history, but only a bit more relevant than the Laws of the old Roman republic. No one has any issues with the preamble, but most of what follows beyond it tends to be distorted and ignored. The government pretty much does whatever it wants to. So long as it keeps the average citizen ignorant. And that is not hard to do, most of us want to be ignorant. Give us our material pleasures, and we could not care less about how it happens.
Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
I know few care, and this is going to be a very under read entry of mine, but that amendment says that if you can’t find it in the Constitution. The federal government does not have the legal right to do it.
Just try to ask yourself the next time you are thinking about the next goverment program you want. If they can so effortlessly ignore most of the constitution. What is keeping them from ignoring it all?
My question is, are we really a free people? Or are we just fat dumb and happy serfs?