Category Archives: citizenship

At the root, heart, character of this nation

Today is the anniversary of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, perhaps the most important amendment in our Constitution. This is the amendment that is used most frequently in civil rights litigation, including the most recent same sex marriage decision … Continue reading

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Essential reciprocity

We have begun our study of the Constitution, looking at John Locke and actually exploring a short piece of his from his Second Treatise on Political Government. The students were surprised at how understandable he is. Today we examined the Declaration … Continue reading

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Get your “tuchus” off the couch

5 Reasons for Democrats to vote on Tuesday: 1. To continue to clean up the mess….The Democrats did not create the problems that we are experiencing now. Remember George Bush? Remember that just a few years ago, BEFORE Obama was … Continue reading

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