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, December 19, 2010

Journals Kept

The topic of discussion for this Constitution Monday comes from Article I.5.3: “Each house shall keep a journal of its proceedings.” The Founders put this provision into the Constitution because they felt that the people had the right to know what was happening in the House and the Senate.

The purpose for publishing the daily journal of both the House and the Senate is to make sure that the proceedings are public and the members are responsible to the people who elected them. A “Digest” is published because the entire Congressional Record is too voluminous.

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