And here's what we will be reading: the Constitution of the United States of America!
It's not very long. The whole thing (not including Amendments) fits on a web-page only a bit longer than the top page of this blog, and includes all sorts of interesting original language.
But it's not a blog post. It's not just some person's opinion. It's not a collection of nice notions that we might kind of want to think about applying: it is the basic framework of the Federal government of the United States, and an outline of how it is supposed to work. It is the controlling legal authority.
Presidents, Congresscreatures and plenty of others in the fed.gov swear an oath to defend (or protect) and support it; they are bound by it and most of them -- even the ones with crazy ideas about government -- are serious about it.
It's time you got serious about it, too.
Tomorrow: the Bill of Rights!
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