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  1. Jan 2021
    1. Indeed, great reforms—like abolition, women’s suffrage, anti-Communism, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Pro-Life Movement—

      Which one of these is not like the other..??

    2. legislation

      The Constitution also expressly gave the House the power to make "all Laws which shall be necessary and proper *for carrying into Execution” other federal powers.<br> ...and of course Judicial Review. ...and Executive Orders of the President ...and lets not forget the 10th Amendment I'm sorry, you were mal-explaining...

    3. carefully defined areas and responsibilities

      "carefully defined" in 1789 or 2021 . . ?

    4. consent of the governed

      What is the word that describes "the principle that just government required the consent of the governed..?"

      • Democracy is only mentioned 12 times in this document 9 of which are in a list of student prompts written to question the legitimacy of democracy as an American principle.
      • There are 46 mentions of Republic.
      • Only 2 mentions of Federalism (so much for the old Republican party)
    5. Lincoln famously described the principles of the Declaration (borrowing from Proverbs 25:11) as an “apple of gold” and the Constitution as a “frame of silver” meant to “adorn and preserve” the apple. The latter was made for the former, not the reverse

      Lincoln's view of the Declaration WAS NOT shared by the framers of the Constitution.

    6. This consensus produced the Constitutional Convention of 1787,

      This "consensus' was so strong that the very first Congress sent out twelve amendments to the states in order to repair its inadequacies. The consensus was so strong in fact that Madison, who had designed the Constitution's framework and helped Hamilton write the Federalist Papers, abandoned Hamilton to support Jeffersons more democratic view of the Constitution during Washington's first term. In fact the only issue the framers really seemed to agree on was the fact that they couldn't agree of how to address the issue of slavery and that they should forbid the mention of it for twenty years. Just ignore it and it will go away...

    7. Alexander Hamilton

      First, I must say, I love Lin-Manuel Miranda's depiction of Hamilton BUT, that said... He was the same guy who would have had Washington serve for life and jump started our national economy by selling-out American holders of war bonds by leaking his financial plan to a hand full of wealthy investors...

    8. forming a country that would honor and implement the principles upon which they had declared their independence

      I'm sorry, where was the "all men were created equal" part of the Constitution..?

    9. They amount to a dispute over not only the history of our country but also its present purpose and future direction

      ...and so, in order to deepen and exploit this division this report was commissioned.

    10. They defeated the world’s strongest military and financial power and won their independence.

      "Won their independence..?" Absolutely... "Defeated the world's strongest military...?" Defeated may be too strong a word, don't you think...?

    11. as Jay (and all the founders)

      John Jay also wrote that "those who own the country ought to govern it." So no, he was not representative of all of the founders.

    12. THE MEANING OF THE DECLARATION

      I thought these were "self-evident..?" But, go on . . . explain to me what I am suppose to think they mean...

    13. To learn this history

      "To learn this history..." as opposed to "to learn history..."

    14. the American people

      Who exactly do the authors' mean by the "American people..?" I think that might prove to be an important plot twist later on in the story . . .

    15. aspirations and actions

      Sooo, which do you think will inform the content when their actions (a.k.a. HISTORY) run afoul of their aspirations (a.k.a. ideology/philosophy)

    16. a history of those principles t

      So, which is it going to be..? American History or A History of "those principles..??"

  2. Aug 2020
    1. “We shall never have a science of history until we have in our colleges men who regard the truth as more important than the defense of the white race,”

      In the case of the 1619 Project, this might be more accurately written "...as more important than the defense of..." ones own cultural narrative.