Thursday, February 4, 2010
We must study our history
Though commonplace to subscribe to the "no matter where you're at, there you are" perspective, you must know where you have been to chart where you are going. To that end, we must study our constitution. We must understand and appreciate what it means to live in and contribute to a functioning republic. When we leave it in the hands of others to define our constitution and govern in accordance, we then deserve any and every distortion and misinterpretation. By extension, we become unworthy of this grand republic. We're no longer responsible stewards of the privileges and rights outlined in the world's greatest political document.
I would strongly suggest anyone with the least bit of concern for our nation & the continuation of our system read & study The Federalist Papers.
Per www.foundingfathers.info, "the Federalist Papers consist of 85 essays outlining how this new government would operate and why this type of government was the best choice for the United States of America." From whom, or from what more qualified source, would we endeavor to learn the true intentions of the founding fathers? From their pens to your brains.