Changing the Course of a Nation - Liberty, Integrity and Prosperity

Constitution-Our Ageless Constitution

Posted on Apr 20, 2011 | 0 comments

Our Ageless Constitution “The structure has been erected by architects of consummate skill and fidelity; its foundations are solid; its components are beautiful, as well as useful; its arrangements are full of wisdom and order….” -Justice Joseph Story Justice Story’s words pay tribute to the United States Constitution and its Framers. Shortly before the 100th year of the Constitution, in his History of the United States of America, written in 1886 historian George Bancroft said: “The Constitution is to the American people a possession for the ages.” He went on to say: “In America, a new people had risen up without king, or princes, or nobles….By calm meditation and friendly councils they had prepared a constitution which, in the union of freedom with strength and order, excelled every one known before; and which secured itself against violence and revolution...

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Constitution-The People

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An Enlightened, Committed People Who Understand The Principles Of Our Constitution The Most Effective Means Of Preserving Liberty “Although all men are born free, slavery has been the general lot of the human race. Ignorant – they have been cheated; asleep – they have been surprised; divided – the yoke has been forced upon them. But what is the lesson? …the people ought to be enlightened, to be awakened, to be united, that after establishing a government they should watch over it…. It is universally admitted that a well-instructed people alone can be permanently free.” James Madison America’s Constitution is the means by which knowledgeable and free people, capable of self-government, can bind and control their elected representatives in government. In order to remain free, the Founders said, the people themselves must clearly understand the ideas and principles upon...

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Constitution-Creator Endowed Rights

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Creator-Endowed Rights – the foundation of America’s Constitution “We hold these truths to be self-evident… all men are… endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men.” Our Declaration of Independence acknowledges a Creator as the source of the unalienable rights that governments are formed to secure. This acknowledgement was the very foundation of the Constitution of the United States of America. What are those unalienable rights with which we are endowed? They may be described in many ways, but English jurist Sir William Blackstone wrote in 1766, these may be reduced to three principal articles: i. the right of personal security (life); ii. the right of personal liberty; and, iii. the right of private property.. America’s written Constitution was to protect and secure God-given individual rights to life, liberty,...

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Constitution-Checks & Balances

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Checks And Balances The Constitutional Structure For Limited And Balanced Government The Constitution was devised with an ingenious and intricate built-in system of checks and balances to guard the people’s liberty against combinations of government power. It structured the Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary separate and wholly independent as to function, but coordinated for proper operation, with safeguards to prevent usurpations of power. Only by balancing each against the other two could freedom be preserved, said John Adams.   DOWNLOAD...

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Constitution-Small Federal Government

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America’s Constitution Small Federal Government Strong Local And State Governments The basic idea was to get government as close to the people as possible. The more remote it is from the people, the more dangerous it becomes. In the words of Thomas Jefferson: “The true theory of our Constitution is surely the wisest and best …. When all government … shall be drawn to Washington as the centre of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and wilt become as … oppressive as the government from which we separated. “What has destroyed the liberty and the rights of man in every government which has ever existed under the sun? The generalizing and concentrating all cares and powers into one body …. The way to have good and safe government is not to...

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