Happy Constitution Day!

Yay!  It’s the 227th anniversary of the signing of our Constitution! 

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.

You can read the full text here: Full Text of the Constitution of the United States | Freedom Documents

How well do you know the Constitution?  Take a quiz and find out!  Early America Constitution Quiz

My score, Woo!: “Congratulations!  Your score was 100%. You answered 12 out of 12 questions correctly.”  Whew!  I better know this, as a homeschool mom, lol.   Smile

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Non-negotiable

President Obama will neither sign government funding bills that slash domestic spending nor negotiate to reduce the federal debt limit.

The president was not going to accept a budget in which domestic spending is further cut to soften the blow to Defense spending.

White House doubles down on vow Obama won’t agree to more spending cuts | Fox News

 

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.

 
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:–“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
So, Obama isn’t willing to cut spending, (but somehow will blame Republicans for his refusal) he’s unwilling to soften Defense cuts, and I’m wondering if he’s even read the Constitution he’s sworn to uphold. 
 
I think not. 
 

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Happy Birthday Constitution!

We the People. 

Three little words I love to hear.  :)  They begin one of the greatest documents in history. 

Today is the birthday of the United States Constitution.  It is 225 years old today, and means just as much now as it did then.  Age has only added to its beauty.  :) 

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.

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Image of Constitution courtesy of: United States Constitution – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For a printable copy: Transcript of the Constitution of the United States – Official Text

To make your own booklet: Constitution Booklet: Free Printable Pocket Constitution Booklets

Other links you might enjoy:

Learn About the United States (U.S.) Constitution & More | Constitution Facts

Transcript of the Constitution of the United States – Official Text

Constitution of the United States – Official

THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION – We the People

~Ness

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The “Taxing Clause”, Five Lawless Judges, and obamacare. « Publius-Huldah’s Blog

 

In the final paragraph of Federalist No. 41, Madison says Art. I, §8, cl. 1 does not vest in Congress a power to legislate in all cases whatsoever: Clause 1 is merely a “general expression”, the meaning of which is “ascertained and limited” by the clauses which “immediately follow” it.

To put Madison in modern English: Clauses 1 & 2 grant to Congress the power to raise money; clauses 3-16 enumerate the objects on which Congress may appropriate the money so raised, thus limiting clauses 1 & 2.

THAT is the Constitution We ratified.

The “Taxing Clause”, Five Lawless Judges, and obamacare. « Publius-Huldah’s Blog

 

A great, informative read.  Seriously, check out the whole thing. 

~Ness

Time for Class!

Did you know?

Hillsdale College is offering a free course on the Constitution.  Three weeks from today!

Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution

You’re in, right?  I don’t want to start school all by myself!

C’mon!  We’ll do it together.  Smile 

~Ness

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Illinois Constitutional Convention

From the Illinois Citizen’s Coalition:

 

Dear Illinois Citizen,

As you know, tomorrow will give us a once in a 20 year opportunity to change Illinois for the better.  Don’t waste this opportunity.  Help us pass the Convention vote.

Please post this to your blog if you have one.

Remember to tell 10 people to call 10 people.  Tell them to vote "Yes."  Let’s take our state back from the political class that has so badly damaged this fine state.

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Illinois citizens need not fear a Constitutional Convention

By Bruno Behrend

On November 4th, Illinois citizens will have the opportunity to vote on the most important issue facing the state.  It is the referendum on the Constitutional Convention question. If Illinois citizens are interested in fixing their state, they should vote “Yes.”

            The constitutional convention process is 100% citizen-driven, and therefore promises to change the dynamics of Illinois politics.  Citizens call the convention. Citizens elect 2 delegates from each Senate district, and while the delegates will write up any proposed changes, it is the citizens who have the final say through the ratification vote.  That’s right, it is the citizens who ratify, not the politicians!

            Once citizens understand this important feature of the convention process, they will be far less likely to fall for the opponents’ weak and misleading arguments against a “Yes” vote.

            What are those weak and misleading arguments? Let’s start with the biggest whopper – that public employees might lose their pensions. One of the most serious flaws in the Illinois Constitution (and it has a lot of them) is that it guarantees the payment of pensions without guaranteeing the funding of pensions. This has lead to a political class that has provided government workers with unfunded benefits that will be left to future taxpayers to shoulder.  This is the reason Illinois has $106 billion in unfunded liabilities and unpaid bills.

            While a convention will almost certainly fix that flaw, Illinois citizens need to know that no one’s benefits can be cut one thin dime.  Anyone who tells you different is lying.  To be sure, mandating the funding of pension benefits as well as the payment will end the abuses engaged in by our political class. 

            Ironically, public employees should know that the most serious threat to their benefits comes from governments using bankruptcy laws to shed pension obligations.  This is already happening in some municipalities in California.  While it is unlikely that a state would declare bankruptcy, recent events in the financial markets should give one pause to reflect.  The fact is that a “no” vote more risky for public employees than a “yes” vote.

            Another weak argument used by the opponents of a convention is that “extremists” will derail the process.  This is an outright silly argument, as the delegates are elected from all 59 senate districts.  Even if citizens from one district or another elect a “single issue” delegate, that person is one of 118 people.   There is no way to “derail” a convention.  Many issues will be debated, but again, the voters must approve changes

            Some opponents argue that, “Springfield already has too much its plate.”  This argument exposes their weakest attribute – that it is all about them! A convention isn’t about what “Springfield has on its “plate.”  A convention is on the citizen’s “plate.”  Springfield, special interests, the two parties have all shown us that they are not up to the task of governing Illinois.  It is the citizens’ turn to change the way this state works, and a convention offers a nearly risk-free opportunity to do just that.  Vote “Yes” in November.

Bruno Behrend is the Co-founder of the Illinois Citizens Coalition and Co-author of Illinois Deserves Better, the ironclad case for an Illinois Constitutional Convention

Obama hates your gun

Whoa!  Lookee what I found in my Reader this morning!  Talk about “Fear the government that fears your guns!”

Having lost that fight, Obama now claims he always held the individual rights view of the Second Amendment, and that he “respects the constitutional rights of Americans to bear arms.” But as a Joyce director, Obama was involved in a wealthy foundation’s attempt to manipulate the Supreme Court, buy legal scholarship, and obliterate the individual right to arms.

Voters who value the Constitution should ask whether someone who was party to that plan should be nominating future Supreme Court justices.

This is a portion of an article called: Obama and the Attempt to Destroy the Second Amendment

I have been reading over on Dr. John Lott’s site that the Obama he hears lately pandering to gun owners is NOT the same Obama he knew a few years ago.  Of course, we knew that.  Dr. Lott wouldn’t lie about something like that.  Now this information about the Joyce Foundation comes out, further proving that what Obama claims to believe, and how he acts on his beliefs, are 2 completely opposing things. 

So, are you going to believe what he says, or what he does? 

 

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(JR, Raga, you guys believe in gun ownership – what are your thoughts about this?)