Flutterby™! : Constitution Day

Next unread comment / Catchup all unread comments User Account Info | Logout | XML/Pilot/etc versions | Long version (with comments) | Weblog archives | Site Map | | Browse Topics

Constitution Day

2007-09-17 13:18:02.388686+00 by ziffle 1 comments

Today is Constitution Day. one of the few National Holidays of which I approve. The consitution is a special document to me - it's the birth of the first fully free nation in history. Born of philosophy of the enlightenment.

It is historic in that it does not provide rights to the citizen's but simply acknowledges all rights and limits the government. The Bill of Rights was put in to stop the Neanderthals who do not understand that the documnet is a limit on government action and nothing else.

Of course we still have the Neanderthals with us, and a front page artice on the web site commemorating the document is about establishing 'racial equality'. (Unfinished Business: Racial Equality in American History) There is no such concept in the constitution nor should there be. Any discrimination by the government for any reason was simple to correct by applying the law of the constitution. Any other discrimination was and should be legal.

Happy Constitution Day!


[ related topics: Political Correctness moron Law Civil Liberties Philosophy Archival ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2007-09-17 13:48:06.322246+00 by: Dan Lyke

A coworker is currently in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen, and he recently did the "get grilled on U.S. history and civics" thing. There was a whole bunch of "oh, yeah, I remember hearing that at one point" stuff that it'd be good for me to refresh myself on.

I've also been reminded, amidst the Ron Paul and the "constitutionalist" label discussions, that there are a bunch of places I could go back and re-read that document with a fine-toothed comb.