Monday, July 2, 2012

Tactical Nuke: Monday, July 2, 2012

Florida is telling Obama to shove his ObamaCare™ silliness up his choom pipe and smoke it. Despite the Supreme Court ruling that the law is constitutional, Florida is pointing out that it is still a bad idea and plans to not implement it.

Maybe I should move to Florida.

The U.S. Constitution turns 225 years old this September. It's pretty amazing that such a document, written in the 18th century, is still the active document by which the United States government operates.

Also amazing is the widespread inability to read a document covered in grade school by so-called constitutional scholars.

An interesting fact about the Constitution: In the two and a quarter centuries since the Constitution was written, there have only been 27 amendments. And 10 of them comprise the Bill of Rights, which were included shortly after the Constitution was written. That means that there has only been 17 changes in over two centuries. And two of those were prohibition, and the repeal of prohibition. This leaves a final tally of 15 active amendments in 222 years (223 since the Bill of Rights in September of this year).

Another fact: The U.S. Constitution is the only time an American government was able to come up with something that actually fixes something, instead of breaking it further. I tend to think this was because Ben Franklin was at the Constitutional Convention, and he was really cranky.

He had a tendency to throw things, and he was quite accurate according to historians.

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