Sunday, September 13, 2009

Save our Constitution! ~ By Henry Lamb

From WorldNetDaily
Henry LambBy Henry Lamb Posted: September 12, 2009 ~ 1:00 am Eastern © 2009 Sept. 17 is Constitution Day. This day commemorates the day the U.S. Constitution was signed by 39 courageous Americans in 1787. The document these men created is the best blueprint for the organization of society yet devised. This document has allowed the people in the United States to prosper beyond the wildest dreams of every preceding generation. The government these men created was no accident. It was the result of extensive examination of all preceding governments, the problems inherent in dictatorial regimes and, perhaps most important, the realization that freedom is a gift endowed by the Creator to which every human is entitled. Not all of the men gathered in Philadelphia accepted the notion that black people were entitled to freedom. In fact, some of the men considered black people to be property. This difference of opinion almost destroyed the new government before it was created. Honest men sincerely seeking a better government found a compromise that satisfied neither side, but was an acceptable way to postpone the resolution until another day. The most distinguishing characteristic of the new government was its limitation of power. Article I, Section 8 sets forth the specific powers the federal government may exercise. The 10th Amendment further defines this limitation by reserving all powers not delegated to the federal government "… to the states respectively or to the people." The government created by the Constitution is a republic, not a democracy. The Constitution requires that the federal government guarantee that every state operate as a republic. Moreover, the government was divided into three co-equal branches: legislative, judicial and executive. [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE]
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