4 years ago, I posted a series of blog entries I titled Freedom Matters. In that series, I examined the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, 3 critical documents in the development of the United States. It seemed like a good idea at the time. We ended out with one candidate, that I contend unnecessarily cheated to get a nomination that the GOP was going to make sure got the nomination, Mitt Romney, and not even a 1 term senator from Illinois that promised “hope and change”, Barack Obama. To this day, I am firmly convinced that neither man communicated that they understood, or were willing to make the radical limits of the Constitution on the federal government even a peripheral part of their platform. Obama certainly has not supported policies that demonstrate an understanding of the severe limits that the Constitution places on the federal government, and Romney has nothing in his history that demonstrates that understanding either.
Here we are, 4 years later, with both major parties nominating the least liked candidates in recent memory. Amazingly, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have the nominations of the Democrat and Republican parties, respectively. Neither party has nominated a candidate that has demonstrated any fidelity to the Constitution, or in Trumps case, there is nothing in what he has said or done that would rationally lead one to believe he would use what limited power of the office the Constitution allows to force the Executive Branch, to say nothing of the Judicial or Legislative Branches.
So, 4 years later, I am doing it again. It’s a compulsion really. I can’t not do this. If I don’t, I am likely to loose my mind. And no one in my house wants live through that. Over the next couple of months, I will work through the Constitution. I don’t really have time to do more than the Constitution, but I think the Constitution is enough.
It’s election season in America, again. It’s going to by YUUUUGE!!!!!!