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Celebrate Constitution Day

September 7, 2010
Henry Lamb

On September 17, 1787, the Constitution Convention meeting in Philadelphia adopted the greatest document on self governance ever written: the Constitution for the United States of America. For the first time in history, representatives of we the people, created a government empowered by the consent of we, the people, to exercise only those limited powers specifically enumerated in the Constitution.

The government created by this document allowed the people governed by it to achieve prosperity and longevity way beyond the wildest imagination of the 39 men who signed that original document. The key to these accomplishments is “the government created by the document allowed the people….” This magnificent document recognized that people are free as a condition of birth, and that their freedom could only be restricted by laws enacted by representatives chosen by the people. This document provided the opportunity for the people to change their representatives on a regular basis to ensure that government always reflected the will of free people.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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