Hey, kids, it’s Constitution Day again! And boy, have we learned about the application of the foundation of the United States in the past year or so, or what?
Article I, Section 8. The Congress shall have Power
 To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.
The notion of “limited” gets longer every revisiting of the Copyright law, contrary, in my opinion, to the original intent of the Founders.
Article II  No person except a natural born Citizen…shall be eligible to the Office of President
Yes, don’t hear as much about them lately, but the birthers, who claim President Obama is not eligible to be President, are still out there.
Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof
This, of course, is at the heart of the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” debate; the usual line about this is that they have a RIGHT to build the Islamic center but that they OUGHT NOT TO. Continue reading “The One Good Thing Is That We Learn About the US Constitution”