Monday, August 17, 2015

Do you truly believe in the constitution?

Disclaimer: this is not about politics or religion, this is simple right and wrong, the wrong being "creative interpretations" of things when it suits yourself.

I am not a constitutional scholar nor do I claim to be an expert on the constitution. Nevertheless, I am an educator and I have read the constitution (have you?).

Just because I do not agree with your points of views,  it does not make me less of an American, it also does not mean I still do not like you as a person. We are not always going to agree with our friends and relatives all the time and educated debate can be good for progress.

However, please understand that the true beauty and strength of the United States of America, is that I do have the right to disagree with you within the boundaries of the law because just like you I too have the same  constitutional rights.

The constitution does not use a George Orwell Animal Farm approach such: "everyone is equal but some are more equal then others". It gives us all equal rights, equal protection under the law, including the right to do things you personally might find abhorrent and/or morally wrong. Blood was shed to protect all our rights, and some of it was shed by the very people you might despise.

So, I ask you: do you believe in the constitution you so espouse? If so, believe in all of it, not just some of it, otherwise you really do not believe in it all.

Dr Flavius A B Akerele III
The ETeam


  1. Encouragement to read the constitution is notable however, without context and discussion; how is one to truly rationalize and comprehend a vastly outdated document (sarcasm)? Believing in the Constitution carries with it the understanding the OUR rights come from God, we exchange those rights for the sense of security when we form communities for the understood rules of living together. The U.S. Constitution alludes to in the preamble " to insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty". Under the tenant of a stable society to balance liberty security we, free citizens, hand over certain unalienable rights to the government to live together in a society that benefits us all, as free citizens.

  2. Use whatever context you want and interpret as you want. What I said unfortunately fits in too many situations currently happening.

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