Having actually done this, I was of several minds when the new Republican majority in Congress decided to spend the public's time doing this in front of cameras. I think Americans should read an annotated copy of constitution, showing and perhaps explaining the amendments. I also think the Tea-Party caucus chose to do it for the purest of motives, short-term political gain.
- From the Government Printing Office
- All text included (without annotation) from 'Lectric Law Library, also other great links
- From Cornell Law, with annotations and web-friendly organization
- From Yale Law, in web-friendly organization, with great links to other founding documents
There's a NY Times editorial from today on it, criticizing the decision to read only the current version, and leaving out the excised portions.
Oh, and happy new year. I finished reading two books, and I'll write something about them soon.
- Steve Shea
- A 40-ish publisher (editor, project manager, etc.), husband, and father of an even number of offspring, I grew up, or failed to, reading fantasy and sci-fi. I still enjoy reading, and now am trying to write. My favorite books include YA fantasy, manga, biography, and advice to authors. I'm also a former history major/grad student/high school teacher and assessment writer. Now I work for a school supplement publisher, specializing in high-low chapter books. I spend a lot of my time controlling reading levels. At night, I cut loose and use long words. W00t!