233 years ago, the Constitution of the United States was signed and ratified at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Gathering in 1787, the U.S. Founding Fathers established the document "in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity."
Today, we celebrate the Constitution, which made possible the American experiment that has created the most free and prosperous nation (and world) in history.
Unsurprisingly, the Constitution, representing the outline of governance in the land of the free, is seen as offensive to some. Never mind that there are plenty of places one can go if one is triggered by liberty – places like Iran, North Korea, and Venezuela, where you can starve and be imprisoned in style while you rant against the bourgeoisie.
While most of us are busy worshiping God, loving our neighbors, and working to stand on the shoulders of the giants before us – those men and women whose bravery and industriousness has lifted billions out of poverty and oppression worldwide – some are busy navel-gazing and wishing the U.S. had been a bit more like the shining pinnacles of human rights and equality enshrined in things like the Soviet Union, the Communist Party of China, ISIS, or the caste system of India.
Take Kelly Grab, the Assistant Director of Equal Opportunity (LOL Leftist job titles are the best) at Vassar College in New York. An undercover journalist with Project Veritas – an organization dedicated to showing Leftist bias in media, tech, academics, and government – tells Grab that people had been handing out copies of the Constitution on campus, then claiming it was "triggering" to her.
Grab listens and nods along as the undercover journalist says she sees the Constitution "as a really oppressive document." The journalist then asks Grab if she has a shredder. Grab confirms that she does, and then agrees to help shred the document.
Also featured in the clip is Wendy Kozol, Professor of Comparative American Studies at Oberlin College in Ohio. Speaking with Kozol, the undercover journalist feigns the same triggered feelings. Kozol responds by saying, "The Constitution in everyday life causes people pain."
Just remember, these are the people teaching your kids.
Happy Constitution Day, everyone! Or, as one Twitter user points out, Happy Day of Systemic Oppression and Racism Under the Privileged White Patriarchy!!