"Let's amble through the Preamble..."
Here's one to get your blood boiling: a document written by self-styled "revolutionaries" that presumes to tell Americans how to run our country. This is Blue State stuff all the way -- plenty of Politically Correct jargon about our supposed obligations to some collective ideal but not one word about God. And it's already in wide distribution at schools supported with taxpayer dollars and throughout the halls of power.
I found a copy on the Internet, at a site easily accessible to children. The authors call it the "Preamble" -- a fancy word with French roots that means "introduction" -- and expect it to be read as an explanatory foreword to the Constitution itself.
Check out this liberal mush: We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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.
The rest of the Constitution is really not much better than that shocking opening paragraph. It's maddeningly secular, crammed with quaint notions about responsibility, voting and other things we just don't have time for any more, along with enumerated freedoms that may not conform with the Patriot Act. But we can't fix everything at once. Let's amble through the Preamble, then move on from there.
More of Ed's column here.
I'm reminded though of what Tim Robbins once said years after "Bob Roberts" came out. Paraphrasing, he said that dumb people don't get irony. I guess a lot of people saw Bob Roberts as a heroic figure. Lord knows...he made it to Congress! Many times over!
I hope Ed's redolent call doesn't meet such a fate.