Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Six Years

On this Constitution Monday, the topic comes from Article I.3.1, "The term of office for a Senator shall be for six years." The Founders thought the states had the Right to be represented for six years. Senators were given a longer term of office than Presidents or Representatives in order to provide more stability in the government.

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