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, August 12, 2012

Congress Determines Day and Time

                    The topic of discussion for this Constitution Monday comes from Article II, Section 1, Clause 4:  "The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States."  This clause is meant to prevent corruption or collusion in the election of the President and Vice President as electors meet on the same day at widely separated places.  The states must appoint their electors by the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.  The electors of each state meet at their specific State Capital on the Monday following the second Wednesday of December.

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