A Constitution For We The People
Our Founding Fathers were brilliant men who were able to construct, through their agreements and arguments, a Constitution that can, and does, remain relevant and workable throughout the decades.
Their earlier writings, such as the Declaration of Independence, acknowledged, among other things, our unalienable rights. For most of history, this was something new and unheard of as, prior to this, only kings and, sometimes, lords and the like had any rights.
The big difference is that our Constitution guaranteed those named and unnamed rights from government interference and set up a system of governance unlike any other devised to that time.
To those who say it is outdated, that the Second Amendment was written when muskets were the main large fire power so all arms are not protected, that it is a living breathing document to be interpreted as we go, nothing could be further from the truth.
As Alexander Hamilton said, “Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.”
Note that he used the word permanent.
And while constitutions “cannot calculate for the possible change of things,” they were learned men, who had studied history, and who had watched as the world constantly evolved, knowing that change would continue.
They molded the Constitution and Bill of Rights the way they did because of that.
So that it would and could endure.
Is the U.S. Constitution perfect?
No. Neither are people.
Keep in mind, it is the only one of its kind in the world.
And, we are the only truly free people in the world.
by Scott D. Welch, Patriot
Direct descendant of 8 Americans who fought in the Revolutionary War
Cousin of Patrick Henry
The entertaining and informative In Search of Liberty movie is a great refresher (if it's been a while) or educational tool (for those who know very little) about our U.S. Constitution, and is a movie that All Americans should watch.