Thoughts on how an ordinary citizen can make a difference by strengthening faith in God, family, and country.
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 20, 2010
The topic for this Constitution Monday is a subject that was not in the Constitution. The Founders did not designate the number of terms of office that either Senators or Representatives could serve. This gives the individual Senators and Congressmen the Right to decide for themselves how many terms they will serve as long as they are re-elected.
The Founders discussed the idea of limiting the terms and expressed the fear that power blocks would develop between elected officials over time. They eventually decided against limits. One of the reasons against setting limits was the idea that the nation may lose some of its best leaders when they were needed the most.
I am a grandmother who is concerned about the direction our country and world are headed and what my grandchildren will inherit. I want to do my part to bring peace on earth and sanity to our insane world.
WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.