"For most Americans
the Constitution had become
a hazy document,
cited like the Bible
on ceremonial occasions
but forgotten
in the daily transactions of life."
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
(1917-2007) Author, historian
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how tragic. The day will come when Jesus will judge the world, for He is The Son of God. Read The Bible to know the Truth
 -- Mystery     
    The making illiterate of America (children and adults) is replete with such non-info as a complete silence on our the Christian heritage and what the legacy of the founders really was.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- david      
     -- Anonymous      
    And most folks will simply roll their eyes or fall asleep if the topic even comes up...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    The statement is unclear whether it refers to some particular time or othe by the use of the past perfect, had become. Has become, would be more specific, but still does not define the misunderstanding many Americans have about the Constitution. They think it is a form of statute regulating the citizens - only moreso, somehow, or, they would like to make it so by attaching amendments limiting some individuals' rights. It should be remembered it is a covenant with th government describing what the government can or cannot do, and the rights of the people it will protect. There are more than enough legislative bodies to write laws to regulate the people, as the need arises.
     -- Jack, Greeen, OH     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
     -- Ronw13, Oregon      
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