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Sometimes The Things People Say Astound Me

March 12, 2009
Neal Ross

In disseminating my articles, particularly those which deal with the specific powers granted our government by the Constitution, I am often told that our Constitution is irrelevant in our modern world.

Today, I heard a few new ones. I received an e-mail from one of my readers in which he told me of how a family member had told him that, “The Constitution is naive, quaint, unreasonable, impractical, and out of date for our modern times.”

When I hear people talk like that, I have to ask myself, do they really understand the purpose of the Constitution?

I wonder, did anyone alive today attend the Constitutional Convention, back in 1787? How then could anyone presume to understand the intent of the founders in writing that document, unless that person was to refer to the writings of those who participated in its creation? To do so is akin to presuming to know the will of God without ever having read a single passage of the Bible.

Patrick Henry, was fervent in his belief that,

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”

The story continues …..

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