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Amid the uproar about Donald Trump and the family of a dead Muslim (U.S.) soldier, I caught a flippant mention of the Constitution.

Khizr Khan, angry with Trump, stated and asked: “Donald Trump, you are asking Americans to trust you with our future. Let me ask you: Have you even read the US constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy. In this document, look for the words liberty and equal protection of law.”

He held up a pocket-copy of the old parchment as an exhibit. The donkey crowd cheered wildly. This, at a convention for people who regularly brag about flouting the Constitution and make fun of those who attempt to hold the government accountable under it. (“Are you serious!?”).


Khan’s may have been the only mentions of “Constitution” and “liberty” during the whole days-long affair. I wonder if his speech was preceded by a trigger warning?

Trump may or may not have read the Constitution. He may or may not know or care why it was adopted or what it means (used to mean…). The rest of the Democrats and Republicans might know too but they obviously don’t care. It’s a moot point anyway at this late hour. Still, for a moot point it was pretty funny.