Thursday, September 17, 2009

222 Years later and still going strong! The American Constitution

Today is Constitution day!

222 years after a long summer in Philadelphia (Hey Proc! Save me a cheese steak!), 39 men signed the basis for all the laws in America:

The US Constitution.

The Founders made America a place where anyone can grow up and be President. Even the current one. Heck, President Reagan was only was an actor with a BA from a non-Ivy College and he became well loved. Why? Because of those first lines written by some great men:

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.

We the People, not We the Office Holders, not, We the Ivy leaguers and Blue Bloods, but We the People.

The Founders were smart that the Constritution could be Amended. Have you noticed more people gained civil and voting rights as our country got older? Yay Founders!

To understand how we got there, study up on America under the Articles of Confederation. We didn't get it right the first time, what country does?

If you are in Washington, DC, visit the National Archives and see it for yourself. Otherwise, read it for yourself to understand what a great nation we live under.

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