July 4, 2011
Understanding the US Constitution
OK, so today is not the anniversary of the US Constiution but after reading and understanding the drafting process that produced the Declaration of Independence (see above post), it seem logical that all interested non-specialists make an attempt to under the US Constitution. Being informed is not a easy task (except, perhaps, for Fox News fans). The Congressional Reference Service published Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation (2002). Granted the PDF is over 2,600 pages long and the link does take a far amount of time to download but the devil is in the details. However, one must not stop there. Be sure you also download the 2004 Supplement, the 2006 Supplement, and the 2008 Supplement.
Hat tip to Constitutional Law Prof Blog. [JH]