And the Constitution

There are many definitions of dreams in the dictionary. The on that applies most to the constitution is a strongly desired goal or purpose. Dreams are the opposite of reality. Are they good or bad? Dreams have a tendency not to come true, and that can be even more painful then the already bitter reality. Then again, dreams are the opposite of reality, they exist in your own mind. They are perfect. The constitution is bitter sweet as well. There are the bitter laws about cruel and unusual punishment and torture, and treason. There is the court case of Dred Scott vs. Sanford that helped cause the civil war. There is the issue of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay. There are many unpleasant things that have to do with the constitution.
Then there are the good things. A few examples are the bill of rights, the goals of the preamble, and the court case of Brown v. Board of education (also that it has governed our country for hundreds of years).
The constitution has also crushed a lot of dreams. There were the issues of women's suffrage and rights of colored citizens. It took a hundred or more years for these people to gain their rights. There are also examples of the mistaken court cases. For example, Plessy v. Ferguson, and like I said before, Dred Scott v. Sanford. These cases both had to do with rights of colored citizens.
The constitution also helps people achieve their goals. Lawyers, politicians, the many people who have brought their cases to the supreme court. Even the anti-federalists who got the bill of rights added to the constitution.



This photo has to do with the constitution and dreams because each could be either be good or bad. The constitution has made mistakes, but it is also the "Supreme law of the land". Dreams can be crushing, but they can also be perfect, especially when they come true. In short, both can go either way, like this sign shows. Also, the clouds in the back round represent dreams. The dreams that the constitution has crushed, the dreams that the constitution has brought to life.

Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators.
Will Rogers

Millie Frankel