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Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 19, 2011 at 6:57pm

Could be that sign alongs are illegal in Texas.

Now Candance, ole Thomas and I were very close friends so I must be older then you. 

BTW...If any one is interested in alternative energy my home town of San Antonio, TX will (in 6 years) be the first city to go all solar.  They are dumping coal and going with solar.  If one can do it so can others.

As for storage for night use that has been resolved as well.  Interested? Have links will share.

Comment by Susan Stanko on July 19, 2011 at 6:08pm
Hm...I was 5 when it came out then.  I don't know if I was watching it back then.  Either way, long enough time for me to learn the Preamble the hard way.  No way I was going to remember it for 4 or 5 years.
Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 19, 2011 at 5:55pm
Some days I feel old enough to have been one of the founding mothers.
Comment by dr kellie on July 19, 2011 at 5:47pm

Schoolhouse Rock aired the Preamble first in 1976.  Neat timing.

 

I was 8 that year, and you can bet I had that catchy tune down in no time.  I couldn't believe that other kids didn't know it two or three years later when we had to memorize it for school. 

 

I can attest that NOTHING brings  Progressives partygoers to their feet like when I break out my guitar and start playing it.  Talk about a sing-along.  Fun!

Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 19, 2011 at 5:26pm

It matters not how we learn, only that we do.  Suffrerin' Till Sufferage needs to have a come back.  What are women thinking today?  My children sang Conjuntion Junction till some days I thought I might cry if I ever heard it again. Then again they learned from that little song and that makes it alright with me.

 

The best of the Internet is lost because the sites most used are the ones that show on a quick search.  There is so much to learn and know about the constitution.  When in debate about an amendment I often use case law, this is but one of their links.

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data/constitution/amendment01/

Comment by Susan Stanko on July 19, 2011 at 5:01pm
I think I had to memorize it before Schoolhouse Rock did this.  It would have made it sooo much easier.
Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 19, 2011 at 4:58pm

For you Alysn...it's really pretty easy to remember...even if I don't know it set to music.  One of the curses of teaching.

"We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

 

Comment by dr kellie on July 19, 2011 at 4:43pm
Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 19, 2011 at 4:00pm
"...to promote the general welfare.." is in the preamble of the constitution and the years have shown that all parts of the constitution are open to interpretation of both the people and the times.  To me personally, it means that the government is responsible for the many things we can not as individuals tend to ourselves.  This is why we pay taxes.  The government is to  establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.  Those few words are the social contract between we the citizens and our chosen government.

 

To continue on the path that was set for us by the founders we must take responsibility, for the actions of ourselves and our government.  Some of that is voting and paying taxes, there is far more that we do not accept as our responsibility, it's far easier to blame those fools we elect.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 19, 2011 at 3:26pm
Well put, Natalie. Freedom includes responsibility.
 

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