The Constitution is a ‘Parchment Barrier’ to Tyranny — but Only If We Use It

Constitution Day was Sunday, the 17th — the day we honor and remember the “formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.”  To commemorate the day, I wrote this piece in The Hill, which explains one concrete thing we can do as we reflect about our founding document:

Sometimes, I look at the eyes of pundits on television, wide and full of righteous anger toward their conservative or liberal counterpart, and I feel hopeless.

The eyes reflect the hostility that so many Americans, Democrats and Republicans alike, feel for their own countrymen, as well as the very government that is supposed to represent them. The look in those eyes reflects that our country seems to be spiraling out of control, with a new political crisis or controversy every day, and D.C.-based politicians asserting more and more control over our everyday lives — taking more power for themselves and their friends, and leaving little for the people they’re supposed to represent.

The biggest losers in this ongoing drama are the American people.

The look I so often see in

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(The opinions in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Southern Nation News or SN.O.)

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