Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Speaking of the Constitution...

Today is Constitution Day. It marks the day in 1787 the US Constitution was signed by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention and sent to the states for ratification. The preamble states:
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.
It took seven articles and 27 amendments to clarify what that means. Damned lawyers.

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