In the 1950s and '60s we were taught government, including the U.S. Constitution, in a boring fashion by the football coach. Most people my age can relate to that experience. Here are three thoughts (from unlimited examples) of how our government is abusing our Constitution and how we are allowing it to happen.

Voting rights — 10th Amendment: the states specifically are in control of their voting laws. By U.S. law the federal government has no say on this. Georgia, Iowa and many other states are trying to make voting more secure, while the federal government and a few states in the last election are trying to loosen voting requirements under the guise of voting rights being too restrictive. This interference is prohibited by the constitution. Nancy Pelosi finally gave up to overturn a legally certified vote in Iowa as this is an attack on our U.S. Constitution and U.S. law. President Joe Biden has even been on TV claiming the legal system of state’s rights in voting is “despicable, terrible, racist, sick and un-American”. Pelosi, Biden, and all other politicians are sworn to defend, not attack, the Constitution. Federal interference is illegal.

Unreasonable search and seizure — Fourth Amendment: There is a case before the U.S. Supreme Court where a man had two guns illegally taken by police with no warrants or cause. The government and Biden are arguing in court this is somehow legal. If this illegal search and seizure is allowed to become precedent, then the Fourth Amendment is gone and gun seizure will happen.

Right now the U.S. Capitol is surrounded by Federal troops to “protect” our government officials. You can’t call the White House to leave a message. Our government is ignoring federal law by not closing our southern border. This is the United States?