Celebrating The U.S. Constitution
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Besides fireworks, I believe today, July 4, 2017, is a good day to refresh our memory on a terrific piece of article, U.S. Constitution, that has given the unique nature of this beautiful country of ours, U.S.A., from wikipedia (in italics), below:
The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. The Constitution, originally comprising seven articles, delineates the national frame of government. Its first three articles entrench the doctrine of the separation of powers, whereby the federal government is divided into three branches: the legislative, consisting of the bicameral Congress; the executive, consisting of the President; and the judicial, consisting of the Supreme Court and other federal courts. Articles Four, Five and Six entrench concepts of federalism, describing the rights and responsibilities of state governments and of the states in relationship to the federal government. Article Seven establishes the procedure subsequently used by the thirteen States to ratify it.
According to the United States Senate: “The Constitution’s first three words—We the People—affirm that the government of the United States exists to serve its citizens. For over two centuries the Constitution has remained in force because its framers wisely separated and balanced governmental powers to safeguard the interests of majority rule and minority rights, of liberty and equality, and of the federal and state governments.”
The first permanent constitution of its kind, adopted by the people’s representatives for an expansive nation, it is interpreted, supplemented, and implemented by a large body of constitutional law, and has influenced the constitutions of other nations.
To have a better understanding of the precursor to U.S. Constitution, please click “Celebrating the Declaration of Independence on July 4th“.
Keep in mind that:
- Eternal Vigilence is the price of liberty—Thomas Jefferson
- Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.—Thomas Paine
- The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.—-Edmund Burke
- They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.—Benjamin Franklin
- It is weakness rather than wickedness which renders men unfit to be trusted with unlimited power.—-John Adams
- Those who have been once intoxicated with power and have derived any kind of emolument from it can never willingly abandon it.—-Edmund Burke
- Free government is founded in jealousy, not confidence. It is jealousy and not confidence which prescribes limited constitutions, to bind those we are obliged to trust with power…. In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in men, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.—Thomas Jefferson
- Freedom is never an achieved state;like electricity, we’ve got to keep generating it or the lights go out.—-Wayne LaPierre
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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