May 26, 2017

CONSTITUTION

The Constitution of the United States and the Amendments

Note: The following text is a transcription of the Constitution in its original form.
Items that are hyperlinked have since been amended or superseded.

Link to the Federalist Papers

Link to the Constitution Pdf document for easy download


We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Some people seem to be forgetting that it is “our Constitution.” It belongs to the American people. It is not the property of the President, the Congress, or even the Federal courts. It is not theirs to tinker with, rewrite, or ignore depending on their personal whims and ideologies. It was carefully crafted by the founding fathers to provide a form of government that was limited, not all powerful.

The Bill of Rights does not contain a list of rights that are given to the American people by the government. Instead it provides a list of the rights that are inherently ours, and they can’t be taken away by the government. For example, despite their claims to the contrary, freedom of speech and freedom of the press don’t just belong to those that agree with a certain political ideology. In addition, the Constitution and Bill of Rights were not designed for only the people who consider themselves elite and better than the rest of us. In fact, it was designed to protect us from them. – Michael Connelly

WEE-The-People

A timely (and timeless) hardcover book for children of all ages honoring the ideas and values that served as the foundation of the United States of America.

Sarah Palin endorsed the book calling it “A Fascinating way to reach and teach children about the history of our nation. ”

This is a great book that should be read to our children.  Every parent should get this book.  Wee the People.

 

 

 

 

The U.S. Constitution is available as a reader on the links below:

 


Featuring 113 essential primary source documents, THE U.S. CONSTITUTION: A READER is taught as part of the core undergraduate course on the U.S. Constitution at Hillsdale College.

Divided into eleven sections with introductions by members of Hillsdale’s Politics Department faculty, readings cover the American founding, Civil War, Progressivism, and the rise of the administrative state.

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