With Governor Blagojevich's recent arrest, I can't think of a better time for us to watch this video, entitled "Corruption", used with kind permission from Stanford Law Professor, Lawrence Lessig. A link to a transcript of this portion of his talk will allow you to utilize the actual text. Note any vocabulary words you struggled to understand and please bring them to class.
We will be discussing and critiquing this provocative argument, along with an excerpt from Gore's book, The Assault on Reason as one way to better understand the US Constitution.
Do you agree with his thesis? In order to answer that question, you will need to bring your textbook to class, or at least bring an unabridged copy of the US Constitution with you every day this week. What parts of the Constitution seem most relevant to this inquiry?