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Why is the Constitution considered a radical thing to talk about?

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I first heard someone talking about it on über-conservative talk radio, and then felt that sense all throughout the Ron Paul Revolution, and I just can’t stop thinking about why this occurs. It’s the same sense of creepy feeling you get when Dennis Kucinich enters the room. The problem is, when they start talking, it makes sense. Think about this: our entire government was formed on a document that is about 6 pages long. The entire government’s foundation is only 6 pages (front and back).

How is it difficult to adhere to the basic tenets that built a nation able to last 221 years without breaking at the seams. Held together by free speech, a free press, the election cycle and ultimately the individual’s right to vote and choose. The strongest democracy on earth, we owe it to lead by example and not undercut our own strengths as we ravage and trample on the Constitution. I disagree regularly with those in power, but the United States is still the best place on earth to live. It’s because of our foundation, our Constitution and not any one president in our history.

I believe we should have a stronger emphasis on citizenship, community involvement and service in our public schools. I believe that the truth should be held over our pristine picture of ourselves as a nation in our classrooms. Students know that problems exist, they may live in a neighborhood that government forgot, but they still have hopes and dreams. We must educate all citizens to pay attention and remain an active voice in our government, or we lose it to the cronies and elites.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

The Preamble to the Constitution was written last, and outlines the goals of the Constitution and the purposes of government. It’s memorize-able, it’s basic, and yet for so many people it’s like speaking in tongues. The Constitution is somehow off-putting. How can this be? We are certainly not serving our Posterity when we rack up debt to China to pay for an unjust war that our children will either die in, become permanently damaged in or pay for, for the rest of their lives.

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