The Right Coast
August 29, 2005
We the People
By Mike Rappaport
Two paragraphs from the preamble to the proposed Iraqi Constitution:
We the sons of Mesopotamia, land of the prophets, resting place of the holy imams, the leaders of civilization and the creators of the alphabet, the cradle of arithmetic: on our land, the first law put in place by mankind was written; in our nation, the most noble era of justice in the politics of nations was laid down; on our soil, the followers of the prophet and the saints prayed, the philosophers and the scientists theorised and the writers and poets created.We the sons of Mesopotamia. Kind of has a nice ring to it.