I've been watching and INCREDIBLE class on the constitution recently. It's taught by Michael Badnarik, the 2004 Libertarian Presidential Candidate, and it is positively amazing, I can't believe how good it is. Many of my perceptions have been altered about the govenment and the country I live in... all of the horrible corruptions that have occured to governing bodies of this great land.
For example, did you know that the origin of the hotly debated "marriage licience" actually began after the American Civil War as a restriction to INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE.
Additionally, if you look at section three, article eight of the constitution, it describes EXACTLY what the National Government is allowed to do. And so many things that our national government does are not on that list, like the Federal Board of Education. The U.S. Govenment was established to help the individual states accomplish the things that they could not do themselves. I think that the states can handle education just fine. In fact, they did up until the 1950's, when that department was created.
Its all so facsinating, and its all right there in black and white. Granted, people can argue to me that "oh, that constitution is old and outdated" or "those rules are up to interperetation" but you know what, the constitution can be updated, but the reason it is so hard to do is because the founding fathers did not want the Constitution to be changed for TRITE and FLEETING reasons.
I don't know, you really should watch the course yourself. I used to say I was voting for Kerry, but the choice seems clear now... Michael Badnarik in '04!
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