It’s The Constitution Day

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Here it is. The Constitution of the United States.
Share it with a friend.
Force a liberal to read it- and understand it. lol.
[No, seriously. Do it]

14 Comments on It’s The Constitution Day

  1. I found this site today and shared it. https://www.constitutionday.com/constitutional-amendments-bill-of-rights.html
    Did you know the Bill of Rights has a preamble? Important stuff:
    THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

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  2. Only one side comes close to playing by our national rule book. But even they stray and swerve off into the ditch of pop culture and prevailing winds.

    We hang on by a thread.

    The left hit the jackpot when they came up with the former slave owner gambit.
    The Washington Monument will be called ‘Malcolm X’s middle finger’ in 50 years.

    Lincoln Memorial? MLK’s ‘I have a dream’ backdrop.

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  3. Four pages of laws ran this country for decades!
    How many laws and regulations do we have now? Is life any better because of them?

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  4. I do wish Madison & Co. had done a better job of it. Oh, don’t get me wrong, the basic structure and methods are wonderful and are far superior to anything any other place has come up with. But if the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were supposed to limit the size and power of the central govt, in the long run that effort has failed. Just look at what we’ve got today.

    What’s missing? Severe penalties for those govt functionaries at any level who took an oath to support and defend the Constitution, with due process administered by ordinary citizens with no other connection to govt.

    There needs to be an effective deterrent to the kinds of blatant power grabs that pols and bureaucrats have been guilty of since the earliest days of our Republic.

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  5. The Union is dead; we killed it with our votes. Be prepared to move to an area compatible with your beliefs. Time is short. Turn to.

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  6. Uncle Al, forgot what I was going to say…but I did remember to ask you this:

    You ever dream in Spanish? I had a Spanish dream the other night. Weird.
    Even weirder, I didn’t speak Spanish any better in the dream. Just wondering if that’s ever happened to you, or anyone else who’s bilingual or learning a new language.

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  7. @Uncle Al ~ the Constitution, as originally written, is reasonable (except for that 3/5ths clause that had to be written to placate the South … you know … d’rats) … when we got to ‘Marbury vs. Madison’ & the 17th Amendment snookering of the American people was when we started to get in trouble

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  8. When’s the articles of confederation day that preceeded the constitution.

    clause 13 of the articles of confederation says that the document is PERPETUAL and can only be amended by a unanimous vote of the states.

    But the framers of the constitution wanted to transfer power from the states to the federal gov’t so badly that they just decided to ignore the 13th clause in the articles of confederation. They only needed 9 states to ratify the constitution to make it take the place of the articles of confederation. and it’s been like that ever since. whenever the federal gov’t wants more power, there is nothing that they’re going to let get in the way. there are no laws they are not willing to ignore to usurp power.

    sorry, but that’s the way it is. the constitution we revere was an illegal power grab.

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  9. thanks @LCD – ‘begun and held at the City of New-York’

    Did not know that as a NYer? I did know the colonial capital did change from place to place rather quickly at the time.

    Were there not other Amendments, part of the original debate scratched in the end? Anyone know about this?

    I mean 10 Amendments, why 10 and not 11?

    The ‘Ten’ Commandments ring a bell anyone???? Always thought that was ODD.

    Also, Constitution is two fold: Rules of Government vs the Rights of Man, given by God, as an amendment document. This was the debate at the time.

    IOW some at the time when presented with the Constitution, ‘said uuh and what about the people and what Jefferson outlined in the DoI’.

    The BoR’s is an extension of that.

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  10. @Aaron Burr – But I was INDEED saying squat, only it was someplace else. And I’m a lazy Annapolitan I’ll have you know.

    Yes, I sometimes dream in Spanish, but not very often. There’s one I’ve had multiple times, though, and it reflects a real life event. I was standing on a dock in Port of Prince and didn’t see the ship we were sailing on. So I asked a couple of men, “¿Dónde está el barco Río de la Plata?” The men laughed and one said, “This is Trinidad, little mon. We speak English here.”

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