"More Than Just Musing" #1
THE HOUSE OUR FOUNDING FATHERS BUILT
Two hundred forty years ago Adams, Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison, Monroe and others, built a magnificent house - a solid foundation, three master suites, laundry room in the bedroom wing, family room on the other side of the house, island in the kitchen, patio facing south, etc. But, time has taken its toll on the roof -- the vent roof jacks have cracks, the sheets metal in the valleys has lifted with the wind, moss has grown under the shakes, and the shingles have lost their granules and are torn. In short, the roof leaks in several places - gun violence, health care, wage/wealth disparity, mental health, immigration, elderly care, homelessness, poverty, and more.
Nails, wet patch, and caulking are all temporary solutions, as are raising the gun buying age, modifying the appearance of semi-automatic long guns, banning bump stocks, modestly expanding the data base, reducing magazine size to fifteen or even ten. All are half-of-loaf solutions. (Migratory bird hunters must have a plug in their shotguns that will allow only three shells. We think more of our migratory fowl than we do of our first graders, our teenagers, our college students, our movie goers, our Saturday night clubbers, our country music lovers, our church goers, and our newspaper people.)
The roof needs to be replaced, hence The 28th Amendment to the Constitution. It will allow and encourage our elected representatives to make honest decisions that put our country first, their constituents second, and never their tribe above either.
Support the 28th Amendment.