Skip to comments.[Vanity] Do You Know What Today Is?
Posted on 09/14/2016 7:59:06 PM PDT by TBP
Do you know what today is?
Saturday, September 17, is of course a very important and underappreciated occasion which I believe should be a national holiday -- Constitution Day, the anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution in 1787.
But it was on this date, September 14, that one of the most important provisions came into being, thanks to George Mason. It was Article V.
"The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate."
The Founders were smart enough to know that Congress would never propose amendments limiting Federal power, so if it became tyrannical, the only way was to give the sovereign states that power as well, when the people demanded it.
It's time to claim that power and make use of it.
Thank you for your post.
That is a good reminder though. Thanks.
Ruffed grouse opener in Minnesota.
Yes I do.
On September 14, 1814, the Battle of Fort McHenry inspired Francis Scott Key to write The Star-Spangled Banner.
He was a suspicious old coot.
And sadly, usually correct.
Don’t know today, but the all-important Talk Like A Pirate Day is MOnday.
That is a good reminder though. Thanks.
WTF? How about Vanity: YES! It's a tremendous post. And it just happens to be about the States overriding Federal tyranny - kinda like vanities about the Constitution overriding petty rules dictators. What a coincidence.
LOL, just playing around. No offense intended...
I guess I smelled a whiff of humblegunner...
Haven’t seen him around lately, though...
I said I thought it was a good reminder.
I should know this.
What difference does it make...
The Constitution is forgotten history for the Dims and a minor inconvenience for the GOP.
I love our national anthem.
Man, let it continue on for centuries...
We lost the Constitution on Usurpation Day, January 20, 2009 when all of our elected and appointed oath takers stood around and watched a man who told us he was born a British subject be sworn in as President.
The Kenyanesian Usurpation was brought to you by BOTH parties.
The Constitution says natural born citizen.
That means one who is naturally an American because they couldnt be anything else, born here of citizen parents.
Everyone in DC wanted that changed without the hassle of amending the Constitution.
The Senate passed a resolution declaring McCain a natural born citizen because he had TWO citizen parents, even though he was born in Panama.
Then Obama runs and wins based on just being born here, even though he told us on his website he was born a British subject.
So the standard went from born here of citizen parents to just TWO citizen parents to just being born here in one election cycle without amending the Constitution.
This was done intentionally because Rubio (no citizen parents), Cruz (foreign birth, one citizen parent), Jindal (no citizen parents), and Haley (no citizen parents) were all ineligible and the future of the GOP.
The truth of the Kenyanesian Usurpation will never see the light of day because they all cooperated in the violation of the Constitution.
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Recessional of the Sons of the American Revolution:
“Until we meet again, let us remember our obligations to our
forefathers who gave us our Constitution, the Bill of Rights,
an independent Supreme Court and a nation of free men.”
And, apparently, without purpose...
The day after my birthday!
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