Someone should start a Facebook movement to get our country’s Constitution re-written by WOMEN as well as MEN. After all, who put the “tit” in “cons-TIT-ution”, anyway? Certainly not any women. Just a bunch of old timey men; maybe some with man-boobs. But those don’t count.
See, what bothers me is that the highest law of our land was written WITHOUT female hands laid directly upon it. I want to see that changed, and I believe that it can be easily done. (As an aside, since I’m personally into sewing, I’m really glad Betsy Ross did such a nice job with her hands with the flag; but frankly, it’s just not enough for me.)
Now, let me quickly divest you of the notion that I want to CHANGE the actual CONTENT of our national Constitution. No! I would never be so presumptuous. (Although we might want to make a slight modification to that “right to bear arms” part to not accommodate automatic weapons.) What I really would like to see would be the SYMBOLIC EFFORT of men and women together, physically re-writing the U.S. Constitution. Even if it only takes place over the internet, or with voice-recognition software transcribing the whole thing, for God’s sake – I’d just love to see such a joint effort (and accompanying dialogue), resulting in a shiny nice new document with a pretty, new frame. We could then have a big national ceremony, just like the renewal of vows that long-time married couples sometimes have. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to look forward to such a nice nationalistic event?
By the way, I am not volunteering for this job (that is, to try to spearhead the internet movement to re-write the American Constitution by both men and women). I think we need an attorney, who is also a good writer to do the job. I hereby nominate my friend Penni Petzold for the task. I have great faith in her. I would love to see her name someday in the history books for having made this big thing happen; but I’ll be dead by then. Probably.
Penni: go, write, win! And call me soon; I do enjoy our chats so much.