Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Constitution Under Attack

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

Our constitution is under attack.  No bullets have been fired.  No bombs have been detonated.  No soldiers have landed on our shores.  The assault on our values and freedoms has come from our own leaders.

Over the past few years, 14 states (Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin) have passed laws to make it more difficult for minorities to vote.   

This month laws will go into effect in Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Ohio, South Dakota, and Tennessee which will severely curtail, if not eliminate, a woman’s ability to obtain a safe legal abortion.

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As I write this, President Trump is trying to find ways to circumvent a ruling by the Supreme Court’s ruling, regarding a citizenship question on the census, because he doesn't like their decision.

The constitution was intended to be a collection of principals which would define us as a nation.  Instead, it’s become something our morally bankrupt leaders try to work around, if not outright ignore.  Constitution aside, the rule of law itself is treated as a minor inconvenience by this White House, which routinely ignores subpoenas and pressures would-be congressional witnesses not to rat.

Our country was meant to be a nation free from monarchical rule, governed by principals rather than personalities.  Yet, when those sworn to uphold the law and constitution act contrary to those very precepts, the foundational document of the United States of America is reduced to a meaningless collection of words on a page.  

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