Monday, September 17, 2012

Happy Constitution Day

Bryan Preston reminds us:

 “On September 17, 1787 the Continental Congress put the finishing touches on the legal framework that binds these united sovereign states together. That charter creates and simultaneously limits the federal government in its powers toward the states and the American citizen. Drawing from the 1776 Declaration of Independence, the Constitution enshrines our rights as having come from beyond the auspices of government, and therefore inalienable.”

“Depending on your perspective, the US Constitution is either the most significant product of the Enlightenment and the most ingeniously designed body of laws in human history, or it is a ‘charter of negative liberties’ that fails to enshrine ‘social justice’ because it does not accomplish the redistribution of wealth.”

That latter viewpoint is the one held by President Barack Obama. He said so publicly in 2001, and his recent actions make it plain that he still holds the US Constitution in low regard.”

You can read the rest of Bryan’s piece here.

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