Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 7:19pm

Happy Birthday to The United States Constitution

Posted by Randy

This post is dedicated to We The People, especially the people who put together one of the most important documents ever to be written in the history of humankind. The Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787 by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and ratified by conventions in each U.S. state in the name of “The People”. It has been amended twenty-seven times; the first ten amendments are known as the Bill of Rights.

With that little bit of information, you now know more about the founding of this country than most Americans.

One of my favorite parts of the Constitution is The First Amendment which says:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

What this means is that any ordinary guy like me can write what I want and face no consequences for my actions. There are the obvious limitations, but this is what allows me to do what I do here, and it gives you the right to disagree with me. That’s freedom my friends, and that’s what is great about the United States of America. There is not much more that I can say about this beautiful document that it doesn’t already say itself, so on this 224th birthday of the Constitution, why not go ahead and read it. It might give you a new perspective of the greatness of this country.

This is the best link available to read all parts of the Constitution if you are so inclined. http://constitutionus.com/

 

 

 

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