Wonderful document

My Thoughts

atwoods@sti.netSeptember 10, 2013 

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, we celebrate the ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America.

The Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and ratified by conventions in eleven States. It went into effect on March 4, 1789.

Since the Constitution was adopted, it has been amended twenty-seven times. The first ten amendments (along with two others that were not ratified at the time) were proposed by Congress on September 25, 1789, and were ratified by the necessary three-fourths of the States on December 15, 1791. These first ten amendments are known as the Bill of Rights.

Frankly it would be nice if all of our elected leaders would take the time to actually read this wonderful document. I know that dear Nancy felt it okay to pass Obamacare before reading it so that after passing it they would know what was in it.

On the other hand the leaders really need to read the document which is the Supreme Law of the land and then realize that the document places the restrictions on the government and not on the people. Never are we restricted in our freedom or our pursuit of happiness. On the other hand the government is restricted from carrying out many of the objectives that the leaders want enacted.

I still am waiting to see where in this wonderful document the federal folks have the power to run the educational system of America. Hint — there isn't a single mention of education there.

I still am looking in this document for the phrase, "separation of church and state." Hint — it isn't there.

I am looking for the place where the government is empowered to require any citizen to purchase a specific product such as medical insurance. Hint—it isn't there.

I am still looking for the power of the government to search records of any citizen without probable cause such as when the NSA tracks our phone calls. Hint — it isn't there.

I am looking for the authority of the president to declare war on another nation that clearly presents no direct threat to this country or our security. Hint — it isn't there.

We are hearing that some in Congress want to require that those citizens who desire to get a tattoo be made to wait 24 hours before being inked. Where in the Constitution is that power delegated to the federal government? Hint — it isn't.

The sad fact is that those leaders of this government, both Republicans and Democrats have over the past decades have taken great liberties with our liberty.

Enough I say. I am sick and tired of having my freedoms being taken away by a small cadre of folks who want more and more power. We need to fight back and the time is now.

We all need to do our part and the first thing we need to do is to let those we have elected know that we are their boss and that we are going to hold them accountable. Then we really need to hold them accountable —for a long time.

Traitor Jane Fonda stood with the North Vietnamese while we were at war with those folks. She was cats in the movie, "The Butler" as Nancy Reagan. What an insult to Nancy to say the least. My point is that I did not avail myself of my use of the Met Cinema for that movie because hell would freeze over before I would ever watch anything with her appearing in any film. If you want to know why there are 58,220 reasons I wouldn't watch her. The 58,220 names are on a wall in Washington D.C. I hold her accountable for her actions against our troops and nation during that era.

Barack Obama finally decided that the Congress has a say about his actions concerning Syria. His recent actions are not because he understands our Constitution but because he is ducking for cover after flapping his mouth during the campaign.

I just wish that the former Harvard professor would actually read that sacred document on the 17th and realize that our Founding Fathers had a great idea in that it was government that needed to be limited and not the freedom of the citizens.

Hint — the Constitution limits the power of the government and not the governed.

Are you listening Mr. President?

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