The Amazing US Constitution
The Constitution of The United States of America truly is an amazing document.
The United States Constitution has served as the supreme law of the United States since taking effect in 1789. The document was written at the 1787 Philadelphia Convention and was ratified through a series of state conventions held in 1787 and 1788. Since 1789, the Constitution has been amended twenty-seven times; particularly important amendments include the ten amendments of the United States Bill of Rights and the three Reconstruction Amendments.
The US Constitution is a very unique document, it is one of a kind among all nations on Earth. No other nation has such a ruling document.
It is the document upon which the Government of the United States is built and operates even today, 236 years later. It is also the document upon which the rights and freedoms and liberties of the people are preserved and protected.
Wildly misunderstood by many people it is also hated by many in our own Government.
The “progressives” in our Government believe that the Constitution should be viewed as a “living” document. Meaning that it should evolve and change with each elected Government administration.
Others believe the Constitution should remain as it is written and amended from time to time.
The Constitution of The United States of America is not only the document upon which our Government is created and granted powers and authority, but it is the documents which limits and restricts our Government from becoming tyrannical and over-burdensome to the people. Many people within our Government hate the Constitution because it limits them from doing what they think could and should be done. Our current administration for example views the US Constitution as being the biggest threat to their “Democracy” along with half of the US population, (the conservatives).
The Constitution guarantees the people and the States a Republic form of government. Note that this is not necessarily the Republican political party. But rather it means that we are guaranteed a free Republic form of Government. (Remember Jefferson said “A Republic Madam – IF you can keep it”)
The word Democracy – Democratic, or Democrat do not appear anywhere within the US Constitution.
The difference between a Democracy and a Republic (or any other kind of Government) is what makes America unique.
Under a Democracy the majority rules, and those rules can change with each and every change in the government administration.
Under a Republic the majority rules but only as far as those rules adhere and comply to the strict limitations placed upon the Government by the Constitution.
This is why the Democrats and progressives hate the Constitution so much. Because it limits and restricts them from enacting legislation and laws that would be considered tyrannical or overburdensome to the people.
The US Constitution was written to limit and control the Government, not the people.
Under the US Constitution the people are free, and our rights and liberties are guaranteed and protected by that Constitution. The Government however is limited and restricted.
That is why politicians hate the Constitution so much.
And it is also why the people must demand that the Constitution must be protected and preserved at all costs, and by any means necessary.