In fact, if you can read this page, you can understand the Constitution better than many lawyers, most politicians and the smartest people on TV.
many of us have been taught that the subject of government is too complicated
for our weary heads.
They never gave you a study guide.
Even lawyers get it wrong. I remember one lawyer, smart guy, you’d recognize his name if I said it. Nationally-known, written lots of books.
He proposed a particular Amendment to the Constitution. Sounded pretty good. A lot of people got all atwitter about it. Still are.
But that "amendment" is already in the Constitution. Article III, section 2. Duh! This
smart-guy’s Amendment is a total waste of time. Let’s do something effective, OK?
representatives have voided the Constitution.
Maybe they have other masters …
maybe they are ignorant … or maybe …
Maybe we do not demand they follow it.
The reason – ONLY reason – we have Constitutional dummies running the government is because not enough of us demand they follow it. And the reason we don’t demand it? Because not enough of us know it ourselves.
Many folks I talk to want to do exactly that -- just read it and get it. That would work, if our education system had taught you the basics of government.
But they didn't.
Folks start to read the Constitution and bounce off. It is so much easier to get outraged at an injustice and spout off steam. I know people like that too.
They say they don't have the time to read it, but I suspect they are not READY.
They have not been given a BASIC understanding of government. They may remember high school civics. They may have heard a lot of odd things that may or may not be true.
But ask someone to define "government." Uh ... well ...
And why should we
want a government? What good is it?
Looking at the current mess, some will answer “No good at all.” They become anarchists.
For the rest of us, determined to learn, we might start reading: "Our government has a legislative ... "
We’re trying to define “government” and we hit “legislative” ... What the *$ is that? Makes laws, right? But why would anyone want to make Laws?
It is not explained. You were never taught that.
Some would say it was deliberately withheld from you. Maybe it was.
But even if it was, the best revenge is to learn it anyway.
I started teaching this stuff in 1991. Private school. The first “study guide” I put together was rough. But class after class, year after year, the little book was revised.
I know the words that need to be defined (government, legislative, etc.) I know the right gradient, the step-by-step, one step building on the next, to get the job done.
You don't have time to devote 87 hours to it. That’s why my study guide is broken into 10 minute, maybe 20 minute, lessons, starting with the very basics. The stuff they should have taught you in High School.
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The first few “lessons” – they are really too short to call them “chapters”, one or two pages. Each "lesson" can be done in 10 to 20 minutes. Short. With "exercises" so you can see how the concepts work.
After that set-up, you are ready to study the Constitution itself, word-by-word, section-by-section.Get it on Amazon
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This study guide goes through each section of the Constitution, section-by-section. One or two pages for each section.
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Up to now, we just talked about the Constitution of the Government. As important, or even MORE important is the Constitution of the People.
The Constitution of the People . . . Who We Are
If could be called the "Fourth Branch" ... We, The People. We created the other three branches.
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Maybe you want to know if you really can understand it.
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