September 17, 2007

Today is history's future

Happy Constitution Day!

"I have sworn . . . eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." (Thomas Jefferson)

Completed on September 17, 1787, and later ratified by special conventions in each of the original thirteen American states, the Constitution for the United States represents the supreme law of the United States of America and is the oldest comprehensive written national constitution still in force. - History of U.S. Constitution
That constitution is threatened today by a president who regards it on a par with Larry Craig's toilet paper - a useful symbol when it serves a personal need, but trash when it conflicts with his authoritarian agenda:
"Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!" - The rant: Bush on the Constitution

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