Saturday, November 16, 2013 4:45 pm
The current struggle of wills regarding universal health care (Obamacare) and the debt ceiling has polarized our nation into those who believe in fiscal responsibility versus those who believe in unlimited spending. Conservatives vs. Socialists. Democrat and Republican appellations haven’t been used because there are conservatives and socialists in each party.
Friday, September 20, 2013 11:45 am
Our pledge of allegiance should be changed to the preamble to the Constitution of the USA. It is much more important than a pledge to a flag.
Thursday, November 1, 2012 2:49 pm
You know the education system is broken when...
Friday, April 27, 2012 2:45 pm
Diane Koch (“Interpreting the Preamble,” AFN, April 13) and Randal Jacoby (“There’s only just so much room at the trough,” AFN, April 13), in rebuttal to Don Kennedy’s letter “What does the Preamble really mean?” (AFN, April 4) castigate Kennedy for putting a conservative spin on the phrase “promote the general welfare.” Then they turn around and do the exact same thing, by putting a liberal spin on the phrase. The end result is that we are no farther along in coming to a determination of the original intent of the Founders. We must learn from history.
Saturday, April 14, 2012 5:15 pm
In response to Don Kennedy’s letter, “What does the U.S. Constitution Preamble Really Mean?” (AFN, April 4): It’s pathetic how the Constitution, the Founding Fathers, the flag, and anything resembling patriotism have been so cynically appropriated by conservative extremists in an attempt to bolster their agenda. I must admit that conservative think tanks have done an admirable job of this, but it has begun to grow tiresome. While true, most Americans may not be familiar with every provision of the Constitution, you should not count on that to give you license for self-serving interpretations, or try to give the impression that only conservatives truly understand the document. Or laying claim to having some exclusive, divine insight into what the framers intended.
Saturday, April 14, 2012 1:29 pm
I have a laminated copy of the U.S. Constitution, which includes the Preamble and I read it. I interpret “promote the general welfare” to mean promote good health, education and well being of the citizens. I’m not surprised that a conservative like Don Kennedy (AFN, April 4, “What does the Preamble really mean?”) only thinks of general welfare in terms of making money.
Thursday, April 5, 2012 5:22 pm
When did you last read the Constitution of the United States of America? Probably “never” for most of you.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 1:00 pm
We the people resolve to uphold and defend our nation's
fundamental principles of freedom and liberty for all as set forth
in our Declaration of Independence and in the Constitution of the
United States of America.
Saturday, July 17, 2010 5:00 pm
Become aware, responsible