Monday, September 17, 2012

US Constitution - the Purveyor of Rights?

Posted by the CotoBlogzz

According to the National Archives, the U.S. Constitution is comprised of 4,543 words.  The document starts with three short words that were linked together to create one of the most powerful openings in history:

 We the people.  Not I the President, or we the government. 

On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed at the Philadelphia Convention. Today, it is commemorated as Constitution Day. 

It’s often been said that “The Constitution does not grant rights, it recognizes them.”  Why the seemingly are more rights being unveiled every day? Where do these new rights come from?  The Teachers Union? The Government?

More than 11,000 amendments have been introduced in Congress, and only 27 have received the necessary approval from the states to become amendments to the Constitution.

Where'd your rights come from?

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