Michael Crichton said, “If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.”
This country was founded on the idea of eternal truths, such as “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed – That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it.”
Conservatives tend to accept such eternal truths. That is why Supreme Court justices, such as Antonin Scalia try to go by the words of the Constitution as it was meant at the time of ratification.
Progressives, such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, want a “Living Constitution” to mean whatever she wants it to mean.
She said if she were forming a new country, she would not even use our Constitution as a model. She likes the Constitution of South Africa more than our Constitution.
President Obama wrote, “Implicit in the very idea of ordered liberty is a rejection of absolute truth, the infallibility of any idea or ideology.”
When Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked if Obamacare was constitutional, she laughed at the question, saying, “Are you serious? Are you serious?”
After she was taken to task for her flip remark, she now pretends to show some respect for the Constitution.
Our leaders take an oath to protect and defend our Constitution. Too bad only half of them take the oath seriously.
Are your children learning that there are eternal truths, or are they being taught situational ethics?
Do they know the ideas America was founded on? Do they know why our Constitution is still important?