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, March 11, 2018

Concerns for the Constitution

            The topic of discussion for this Constitution Monday concerns the Constitution itself. There are so many attacks against the Constitution that one wonders if there will be any Constitution left.

            The First Amendment is constantly being attacked. There is persecution against Christians in many places in the U.S., such as on college campuses where Christian students are forbidden to share their beliefs. There are cases about free speech currently being considered in the Supreme Court. There are encroaches on freedom to assemble, also mostly on college campuses where conservatives can only speak about their issues in “free speech zones.”

            The Second Amendment is constantly under attack. A social worker was recently fired because she owns a concealed carry permit. She does not yet have a gun, but the fact that she has a permit as enough for her employer. The right to buy rifles has recently been taken from 18-20 years old by Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

            Rogue judges continually legislate from the bench against anything that Donald Trump wants to do that would protect Americans – such as stop entry of anyone from terrorist-producing nations which happen to also be Muslim nations. We no longer have freedom of the press because the leftist media prints only the talking points given to it by the leftists.

            As I was searching about something to post tonight, I came across the following question on Google: “What is the difference between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence?” In case you do not know, here is Google’s answer: “Though connected in spirit, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence are separate, distinct documents. The Declaration of Independence was written in 1776. It was a list of grievances against the king of England intended to justify separation from British rule.”

            The first question is bad enough, but this one is even worse: “Is the Constitution a part of the Declaration of Independence?” The answer is a big NO! Google says, “The Declaration of Independence, which officially broke all political ties between the American colonies and Great Britain, set forth the ideas and principles behind a just and fair government, and the Constitution outlined how this government would function.”

            The third question is a little more understandable – for grade school children! “What is the difference between the Constitution and the Bill of Rights? In terms of definitions, the difference is that the Constitution was ratified first and the Bill of Rights are the first 10 amendments that were added to the Constitution. In terms of their content, the major difference is that the Constitution as a whole sets up our system of government” and the Bill of Rights protects Americans from their government.   

            I often wonder how long the Constitution can withstand all the attacks on it. Now I marvel that it has stood for as long as it has. The ignorance and apathy in this nation about the Constitution should have destroyed it long ago!

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