Here’s an ode to the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution

America is so proud of its constitution it’s impossible to avoid learning anything about it.

Let’s see: the First Amendment is all about freedom of expression. The Second Amendment is the one gun nuts love. The Third has to do with…er, I don’t know. Something about letting soldiers stay at your place without being hassled.

The Fourth has to do with unreasonable search and seizure. The Fifth is what criminals take when they don’t want to incriminate themselves.

Now let’s skip to the third-last amendment, number 25. This is the one that deals the line of presidential succession if the current president is incapacitated or too ill to carry on. The Twenty-Fifth Amendment is being thrown around by people who think that Donald Trump is mentally ill.

The Twenty-Fifth serves as inspiration for this song by Devendra Banhart. Click on the image for a listen.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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