My sister had a brainstorm the other day and it's quite a good one. Her idea is to provide an honor guard for the Constitution in order to dramatize the actions of the Bush (Cheney) administration. She is talking to the ACLU and other organizatons so see if they are interested in organizing such an action.
Personally, I'd like to see the Spirit of 1776 marching in front of the National Archives.
What if you were in danger of losing your country but weren't noticing?
A constitutional crisis is somewhat nebulous and hard to describe. The Constitution is a relatively long document for current populations and even if we all have studied it in school, we seldom think about what it means.
Until, of course, we start fearing that we're losing the system the Constitution describes and supports.
We are in a Constitutional Crisis. It's time for We the People to assure that our Constitution stays in place and is interpreted in the ways the Founding Fathers intended, which implies some adaptability to time and the passage of 100 plus years.
Therefore, we resolve, that we will start a guard to be put in place at the National Archives on Constitution Avenue. This guard will be in place between the hours of ___, starting February _
and continuing til cherry blossoms/summer heat stroke/other.
The guard will be made up of both individuals and groups. The basic encampment will be set up and maintained by _____. Each hour there will be a Changing of the Guard, with a ceremony which includes handing over a flag and a candle and a reading of one amendment to the Constitution.
Part of the permanent encampment will be an official signing table so that We the People, all of us, can add our signatures to the Constitution and revalidate in this, the year 2006, adding life to the paper or vellum that it is.
It would also be a positive to have people capture their duties and responsibilities , understanding that there is no free lunch.