Letter to the Editor: Read the Constitution, the best piece of legislation ever written
A reminder to those who would change our constitution to fit their own narrative: The United States Constitution is considered the best legislation and literature ever written, second only to the Bible. It still holds today because it is broad enough to affect everyone. Regarding the First Amendment, Thomas Jefferson said, “I have sworn on the altar of God, eternal enmity against every form of tyranny upon the mind of man.”
This means that everyone is entitled to their opinion, whether you agree with them or not. Nobody can break that, especially not the government. Some exceptions are if you make threats, such as saying you want to kill or hurt someone. But you certainly have the right to disagree with them. There needs to be more civil disagreements and arguments and less finger pointing and name calling.
A world of ignoramuses is too dangerous to live in. For example, to think that the government will take care of them is not only disappointing for the person who believes it, but a burden for all who will have to pay for it. It defines fascism, something we have always fought but which is increasingly becoming the mantra. Our country has always been a place where you’re expected to take care of yourself, unless you really can’t. The Constitution guarantees you the “pursuit” of happiness; this does not, however, guarantee that they will take care of you or create your happiness for you.
Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction. We did not pass it on to our children in our bloodstream. It must be fought, protected and passed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our last years telling our children and our children’s children what it was like in the United States when men were free. “
Read the constitution – and the Bible wouldn’t hurt either. Here is an original idea: Take back the teaching of the constitution in school.