Friday, September 16, 2011

Constitution Day

September 17, is Constitution Day: the anniversary of the agreement on the U.S. Constitution by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787.

"The value of a constitution is that it binds government and prevents pure majority rule. Without it, government tends to grow without bounds as political majorities find ways to constrain and take rights from political minorities.

Fortunately, the American Founders were well aware of this problem. They created a Constitution to limit the federal government's powers to just a few narrow its functions.

Over the last 224 years it has been the respect of the constitution that has kept our rights secure and our country safe.  

By respecting the Constitution, America's future is bright.

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