Monday, September 17, 2007

Happy Birthday to our Constitution

This is the 220th anniversary of the signing of our nation's constitution.

A document that boldly established a flawed, but undeniably-brilliant form of government. But one that was surpsingly dependant on the relative good will of the practitioners and participants.

It is in grave jeopardy.

Don't doubt that lives antyhing like those known by us [in our youths] or by our parents aren't critically endangered.

And it's not a partisan problem -- the beast of authority knows no party. It's a matter of letting the beast out of its cage, and soon finding out that it can't ever be asked back in.

Do we really need police in riot gear marching our city's streets? Do we really need cameras watching our every move?

And can we really guarantee the good will of those who control those police, or those cameras?

of course we can't

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