There’s something very important in that subject line. “Constitution” is singular. Our country has managed to get by on one Constitution, and not very many amendments, for a very long time.
Do you know how many Constitutions France has had since 1789? Twelve. That’s an average of a new one ever 18 years. The HeadGirl thinks that this shows a rather frightening amount of political instability.
Even with their 12 Constitutions to our 1, however, many in our country chide us for not listening to the political and government advice France is willing to offer.
Pardon me for saying so, but that’s rather like asking someone who’s been divorced six times the secret to a happy and enduring marriage. Oh, wait, we already ask Hollywood starlets about that….
The HeadGirl is taking herself to bed shortly. Tomorrow is another day of classes. Having Friday-Monday off from school means that I attack all my homework on Friday and thus am left with no rush of homework to do Monday, right? Riiight. *hears her family break into hysterical laughter* It does all get done, though. 40 math problems; 4 maps of Middle America; 35 textbook pages read (and They Were Dull); 3 essay questions on why Mexico’s maquiladora regions both resent and tolerate the distribution of their taxes to poorer southern regions, how colonial influences divided the region into Mainland/Rimland, the population shifts that have occurred, and too many other things to think about.
There are a a couple post ideas bunging around in the old bean, so I’m going to ask my Faithful Reader(s) (that would be DeputyHeadmistress, methinks) which they think sounds most interesting:
* The top ten reasons I’m Uber-Grateful for homeschooling
* What it’s like to be a homeschool grad and go to college
Goodnight, all. My goal is to be in bed by 10:30. That’s been my goal every school night for the past two and a half semesters. I think it’s actually happened, uh, thrice.