As I read the differing views that are printed in Voice of the People, I see a common thread that runs through all of them. Almost without exception, everyone believes that his/her viewpoint is the right viewpoint.
This is one of the basic reasons America is a great nation; we have the freedom to express our views, right or wrong, openly. With our recent election has come a flurry of views, either left or right. My question is, left or right of what? What is it that we use, as Americans, to measure "center," and is the "center" the guide?
A couple hundred years ago, when we started this nation, a large group of like-minded people gathered to set down their views and separate themselves from a government system that had kept them in bondage by its laws. You know the rest of the story. Well, our Constitution is a compilation of these views. Now, were these articles set forth in the Constitution right or wrong? Were they right at that time and wrong and archaic now? Are some right and some wrong, depending on our personal views? Or do we manipulate what is written to fit what we want?