While we’ve been conditioned to think of it today as a vaguely uplifting political poetry, Michael Quinn Sullivan explains that our founding fathers had a specific reason they began the U.S. Constitution with three purposeful words: “We the people.” To reclaim our government, Sullivan says, citizens must understand the legislative process and not be distracted by the self-serving fairy tales told by lazy legislators.

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Laughing at Legion

God seems to delight in a subversive humor that puts tyrants in their place.