Why the Constitution is Important
“We the people, in order to form a more perfect union…” They are words most of us are familiar with. Akhil Amar, a Yale professor and constitutional expert, says these words were “the most democratic deed the world had ever seen” in his book America’s Constitution: A Biography. Tuesday, September 17th, will mark Constitution Day, the 226th anniversary of the signing of our nation’s Constitution. But there’s | Read More »
America – the best country in the world?
Is America truly the best country in the world? With the 4th of July celebration fresh in our minds, it’s a question worth examining. Some certainly don’t think so. In the pilot episode of HBO’s The Newsroom, main character Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) unleashes a tirade of depressing statistics, claiming, “There is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world.” On | Read More »