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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Independence Day

On this day in 1776 our nation was born. The colonists won this nation with blood. They released the people of this new nation from tyranny, outrageous taxes and no representation in government. Our Founding Fathers set out to protect the people from tyranny by their new government. The instrument of this protection is the Constitution of the United States of America.

I think it is good to occasionally remind the general population that our Constitution is designed to limit government and preserve individual freedoms. The Founding Fathers intentionally made changing the Constitution very hard to do. They did this with good reason.

The US Constitution was never designed to be a "living document" subject to change the whims of the current political climate of the time. If you are one of these people claiming the US Constitution is a "living document" in need of some updating, be careful what you wish for. You might get it.


Neither James Madison, for whom this lecture is named, nor any of the other Framers of the Constitution, were oblivious, careless, or otherwise unaware of the words they chose for the document and its Bill of Rights.
- Diane Wood

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