The original plan was a far cry from today's tsunami of direct mail, TV ads and kindergarten-level "debates." Here's how we used to elect presidents.
The word "democracy" gets thrown around a lot. Is the United States a democracy? The short answer is "no." Here are the details.
The Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787 in the Pennsylvania State House, the same place where the Declaration of Independence was inked. It's also where George Washington received his commission as Commander of the Continental Army.
Is it constitutional to do a constitutional do-over? The 18th and 21st Amendments, virtue signaling teetotaling, then not so much, seem to imply it's OK.
When the debate was done and the Constitution was being drafted, the fellas took George Washington out to party. They ran up one heck of a bar tab. Here it is.
There were fourteen original copies of the Bill of Rights, one for the federal government and one for each of the 13 original colonies. Only eight states still have their copies: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. One of those only recently reclaimed theirs.
You know things are really bad when people thing that forming another Congress will make them better.
In 1922, Wisconsin representative Victor Berger proposed a constitutional amendment to abolish the United States Senate. You can sense his frustration level from the preamble to his proposed amendment.