Weighing in on the Constitution | TheUnion.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Weighing in on the Constitution

It was with great interest that I read Mr. Chrisman’s Other Voices piece, “Getting straight on the Constitution.”

I was intrigued to hear, “… the states of the Union were doing just fine under the Articles of Confederation.” I wonder how slaves at the time (freed finally by the 13th Amendment of the Constitution by those pesky progressives) would have responded to that statement?

According to Mr. Chrisman, “… every progressive proposal involves the use of force and violence against innocents to enforce compliance.” Really? Did he mean the women’s right to vote (19th Amendment)? The Voter Rights Act (15th Amendment)? Or maybe the lowering of voter age to 18, so those old enough to fight for their country in war could vote in it (26th Amendment)?



The founding fathers didn’t think of everything. That’s why we have 27 amendments to the Constitution. Many of them have their roots in the progressivism. The “howling in the wilderness” by the “precious few on the right” does point up a real crisis in this country: We just don’t have enough wilderness for them to howl in.

Tim Stokes




Grass Valley


Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


Letters

Jinx Larive: Problems at the post office

|

The U.S. Postal Service needs your attention. Example: We have an ongoing problem at our Post Office (Nevada City). The office has no manager, our post office is now “assigned” to the San Francisco district…



See more