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 When I was a child,  I thought that I would be a baseball player.
My dreams of playing baseball were shattered when I realized that I'd have to be able to actually hit, field and run.  Being a star stickball player did not count for much.

[Baseball Bugs]   As I grew older, I thought I'd play basketball.  That was even more difficult,  I can never figure out how someone can run and bounce a ball at the same time.  Furthermore, being over 6'2" was a great asset in a private high school made up mostly of people who are altitude challenged.   Once I got into the real world I faced reality.  I further realized that my greatest asset was keeping statistics.

So I went to college, majored in Accounting, and soon realized that I never wanted to be an accountant.   I was informed that this would be a good stepping stone for a legal career.

I wonder how many people go to law school because their not sure what they want to do.  Don't get me wrong I love the law.  I love the constitution.   Click Image to Enlarge  It never ceases to amaze me that these brave men, more than 200 years ago had the foresight to right 10 laws that all laws in the future would be based upon.

I'm not a strict constructionist.  I don't think that they were either.  After all what is a speedy trial?  Does Freedom of speech give us the right to yell fire in a crowded theater?  All these laws must be interpreted by modern day standards.  Even if I were a strict constructionist or an origionalist as they now say,  I don't believe that our forefathers wanted all citizens, no matter what their criminal record or mental status might be to carry a weapon.

  Amendment II

   A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Why is it when interpreting Amendment II we sometimes forget the part about a well regulated militia.    This was not meant to give citizens unfettered right to carry weapons.

I'm sorry,  I digressed again,  I meant to write about ambition, but got carried away on a tangent.  Maybe I didn't go off on a tangent.  After all what greater ambition was there than the formation of this country.  What greater forethought was there than the formation of a three tier system of government.   

The country has it's peaks and valleys.    But our forefathers notion to form a more perfect union has essentially worked.  I only hope that our elected officials read this entire constitution and realize the great ambition that went into writing it.




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