Americans know what the plebes around the world can only guess at--that the Constitution makes each American sovereign. Deep down, it was ramming bills through without even reading, much less explaining them, and anti-Constitutional shenanigans such as "deeming" passed a bill which had plainly not passed as an end-run against well-designed safeguards, which cost the Democrats this year.
Most Americans cannot explain this, but they know it in their bones. If the Constitution is not the supreme law of the land, then nothing is, and we refuse to devolve into a mob, which is where we were headed under the feckless bungling of the last two years.
- ▼ 2010 (9)