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Oringinal Intent, Part II: The Popular Basis of Government

We the People of the United States…  (Preamble to the U.S. Constitution)

The Constitution of the United States of American starts with these iconic words that have been the inspiration for not only the Founding Fathers but to every generation as a symbol of who is indeed in charge of our government. 4,469 more words

The U.S. Constitution

The Literal Truth and Trumpian Conspiracy Theories

Recently I have noticed something that various disparate groups have in common:  climate change deniers, Biblical literalists, creationists, Constitutional literalists,  and most recently, Trump supporting conspiracy theorists. 948 more words

Hands of Earth

If hands of God could become
icons of energy democracy,
humane feet might cooperatively race
toward sacraments nurturing nutritional polypaths.

If pilgrim feet
are icons of nutritional democracy at work and sacred play, 194 more words

Original Intent, Part I: Fundamental Documents

Welcome to the first of many parts where we together explore the documents that help us to define the Original Intent of the U.S. Constitution. This first part lays out nine significant materials that serve as the foundational cornerstone of our U.S. 2,818 more words

The U.S. Constitution

Original Intent: The Series Introduction

Seems like the blog is a series of series right now in the articles. There is “Everything I Need to Know I Learned from the President of the United States…,” “The West Wing Retrospective and Analysis,” and the series on Poverty Policy and Welfare. 287 more words

The U.S. Constitution

Welcome to: The Elephant Under the Rug: The Constitution for the 99%

What the Folks Who Wrote the U.S. Constitution Actually Said And Thought About It

With our Nation so politically polarized, Americans can come together by focusing on the one thing that binds us together: The United States Constitution. 675 more words


The Quantum Fuzziness of Words

One of my pet peeves are people who believe in the literal meaning of almost anything. The argument is that people know what the words mean so there is no excuse for not understanding the clear and obvious meaning of whatever. 882 more words