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.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Knowledge Brings Freedom

                    The topic of discussion for this Freedom Friday is the simple fact that more Americans need to know what the US Constitution actually says as well as what it means in order to defend freedom.  Our Constitution has been the supreme law of our nation for over 200 years, and yet some of our current and past leaders do not want to abide by it.  Americans must know what is in the Constitution and guard the freedoms provided by the Constitution from our elected and appointed leaders.

You may remember when then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked in 2009 if Obamacare was constitutional and she answered, "Are you serious?"  Right now liberals are trying to silence their political opponents by pushing through Congress a proposed amendment to the Constitution, known as the "People's Rights Amendment," which would destroy freedom of speech for groups of citizens.  Americans have enjoyed freedom of speech for more than 200 years, but we may lose this basic freedom if we are not alert.  

                    In an essay entitled "Do You Know What theConstitution Really Means?" on their Morning Bell blog, The Heritage Foundation explained what this amendment would do.  "The proposal, which is known as the `People's Rights Amendment,' would amend the Constitution and hold that constitutional rights are only for `natural persons,' meaning that corporations and legal entities would no longer enjoy the freedoms the Constitution guarantees.  That would apply not just to companies like General Electric, but also to newspapers, churches, nonprofits, businesses, labor unions and book publishers alike.  Individuals acting collectively - whatever their purpose - would wave the freedom of speech goodbye."

                    Many more Americans are studying the Constitution today than in the recent past, and The Heritage Foundation wants to aid us in our quest to "learn more about the history of our founding document."  "Heritage's Online Guide to the Constitution is a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of every single clause in the Constitution - and its available for free at"  l

                    The new online guide was also touted on another blog from The Heritage Foundation - New Common Sense:  Applying First Principles to the Issues of Today.  This blog published a different essay about this subject entitled "Top 5 Things You Didn't Know about theConstitution."  The blog proceeds to list and explain those five things.  It is an interesting essay, and it also links to

                    Being able to study the Constitution online with explanations by constitutional experts should help all of us learn better what our Founders put in this glorious document.  I hope you will use this source to increase your knowledge and then share it with others.

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