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Constitutional Failures

I loved my high school Civics class.  We studied the checks and balances to power that the US founders enshrined in the constitution.  We studied the Bill of Rights.  This class took place the year Richard Nixon resigned and when the rule of law triumphed. Because of this, I knew that our system of government was stronger than any one person.  We could count on the rule of law and the structure of our democracy to ride out tough times.

Recently, we have experienced failures of these checks and balances--when key individuals chose party over country. As the failures happen, I realize that the erosion of the institutions and the failure of the constitution is what troubles me the most.

Here is my short list of the three most heart breaking of these: