The Awesome Power of the Constitution

The Awesome Power
The U.S. Constitution

In sixty five years of life I have never seen our country poised so perilously close to the brink of destruction. Destruction not from outside the nation, but, as Abraham Lincoln warned, the inside. Between Citizens United, campaign mega donors, and a criminal disregard for maintaining our administrative functions, we have nearly lost our grasp on the legitimacy which allows us to empower our government with the proper authority to govern. I’m not talking about issues such as slashing taxes on the wealthy, or allowing loopholes in our tax system that actually pay corporations to move their manufacturing sites to third world countries. We stood still for that kind of theft, so we deserve the consequences. What I am referring to is actions and non actions like failing to appoint the third of three seats that make up the federal election commission. Hundreds



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