A blupete Essay

Introduction, to blupete's Essay
"A Country's Constitution"

The difficulty is, that as soon as average persons hear the word, constitution, their eyes glaze over. While the subject, esoteric in the extreme, is studied1 endlessly, generally, people, including those in our legislatures, do not understand what a constitution is, nor do they understand the importance of it.2 The necessity and its power was summed up by Balfour in these words, the constitution appeals "respectively to the intelligence of the few and the emotions of the many."3 In its palpable form, the constitution is this -- "the mass of the people yielding obedience to a select few."4

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