It's that time of the four years again-when we try to figure out what the founding fathers were thinking when they dreamed up the electoral college. The answer, of course, lies in the Constitution. But, if, like us, you find reading parchment encased in glass to be untenable, there's an alternative. Better than Consitutional Cliff's Notes is: The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation.Cory at BoingBoing
praises author Jonathan Hennessey and illustrator Aaron McConnell
's handling of the Bill of Rights, but laments that they did not take up topics like the Patriot Act
. Given the recentness of those events and the fact that the book's creators were trying to breathe some life (and maybe inject some humor) into the historical document, we'll let ‘em off the hook.We heartily suggest digesting the information in this comic with a side of Schoolhouse Rock's cartoon
on how a bill becomes a law.