The Word From the Trenches – October 16, 2019

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18 thoughts on “The Word From the Trenches – October 16, 2019

  1. Thanks, Mark. Had to look up this word. Interesting origin:

    gerrymander, verb:

    1) manipulate the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favor one party or class.

    2) achieve (a result) by such manipulation

    Origin – early 19th century: from the name of Governor Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts + salamander, from the supposed similarity between a salamander and the shape of a new voting district on a map drawn when he was in office (1812), the creation of which was felt to favor his party


  2. It was galen:
    galen says:
    October 15, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    I love the idea of keeping miniature copies of The Bill of Rights always with us, for handing out when any conversation warrants it. I can get 4 copies on a page. Maybe cut and laminate, or put on card stock. What a wonderful idea. Thanks, Henry.

    Please correct me if I’m wrong, but I think this is the ratifying part Henry mentioned to include. On my copy, it is printed above the 10 Articles:

    “ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of, the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.”


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