Location: Granite Falls, North Carolina, United States

I'm an ordained United Methodist minister no longer pastoring churches, a former media producer with skills ten years out of date, a writer trying to sell my first novel, and a sales associate keeping body and soul together working for the People's Republic of Corporate America. I'm married to the most wonderful woman in the world, who was my best friend for 17 years before we married.

Friday, September 25, 2009

The JUSTICE Act is working its way through Congress now, so maybe there is hope for the country after all.

This act rolls back some of the Unconstitutional provisions of the PATRIOT Act. I am not familiar with its contents, but anything that moves us closer to compliance with the Constitution is a good thing.

After all, the Constitution has served us well through all these 222 years, and it should continue on into the future the same way.

North Carolina wouldn't ratify the Constitution until there was assurance of a Bill of Rights, but now many of the politicians from this state don't like the Bill of Rights all that much. Only the Second Amendment. It appears, speaking glibly, that Democrats don't like the Second and Tenth Amendments, and that Republicans don't like the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth.

I think it's time we all re-read the Constitution and all its amendments.

The Obama Administration needs to be reminded of the contents of the Constitution, and the high officials of the Bush Administration need to be prosecuted for the war crimes they committed in violation of it.

But the whole country needs to be educated on what the Constitution really says. Civics should be a required class for every student in elementary, high school, and college.


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