October 16, 2012

14th Amendment

While visiting the Kansas State Capital late last week, I drove past a sign directing me to the Brown v. Board of Education Historical Site.  I had a few minutes to spare, so I took a detour and stopped by the Monroe Elementary School.  For the past 20 years, the site has served as a National Historic Site to commemorate the unanimous US Supreme Court decision to end racial segregation in public schools in the mid-1950s.

I wish I’d had more time to tour the museum now housed inside the Monroe Elementary School.  My favorite shot was this one posting the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution with the reflection of the “white” and “colored” segregation signs reflecting in the background.  To me the crispness of the text is stronger than the hazy reflection of a time past.  May our country continue to evolve as a nation and remain focused on the strength and wisdom of the US Constitution as we do.

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  1. The next couple Supreme Court Justices will be chosen by whoever get elected this Nov 6! Let’s face it, the longest we can have a POTUS, is 8 years….Supreme Court Justice is a LIFETIME appointment. For me, this posting of the 14A reminds us all that what the Supreme Court decides has an enormous impact on all of us for a very long time.


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