Thursday, September 17, 2009

It's Constitution Day - September 17, 2009

The Constitution of the United States
by Basil, IMAO
September 17, 2009

On this day in 1787, in Philadelphia, the greatest document written in the last several centuries was completed. What began as a rewrite of the Articles of Confederation became the Constitution of the United States.

It's a document that guarantees our liberties. It lays out the duties and responsibilities of the three branches of our federal government, and it establishes the relationship between the states. And, as amended, it establishes the rights guaranted to the individuals on which the government may not infringe. I am of the camp that feels that not enough people have read the Constitution - including many who have sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution. At the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention, delegate Benjamin Franklin was asked, "What have we got - a Republic or a Monarchy?" To which Franklin replied,

Go read the Constitution. then make it your mission to help us keep a republic.

Of all the sites on the internet I found this one to be the most exceptional. Take your time, wander around, enjoy learning about the making of the laws of the greatest nation in the world, and the men who, put it all together.

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