But did you read the ENTIRE Constitution?

April 30th, 2015

On my desk at my office, I keep a stack of pocket Constitutions, the same way people may keep a jar of candy. I always encourage whoever stops by to take one. Today a visitor told me that he didn’t need one because he read the entire Constitution in the 8th Grade. I asked him when he finished the 8th Grade. He replied, 1992. Well, I told him, you didn’t read the 27th Amendment because it was not ratified until May 7, 1992, with Michigan’s vote. So you didn’t read the *entire* Constitution. Then he asked why it was so important, and I explained that initially this was the 2nd proposed Amendment, ahead of our right to free speech! He took a Constitution and said he would read it. #ConLawNerd.