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The U.S. Constitution, "Little Short of a Miracle"

By September 17, 2006

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On Sept. 17, 1787, George Washington witnessed the signing of the United States Constitution and declared the event "little short of a miracle." The miraculous document, unique among constitutions in its brevity, defined a government of, by and for the people that has withstood over two centuries of trial by fire, tears and bloodshed. Today, as we observe Constitution Day and Constitution Week, the Constitution remains as its framers intended, a living document whose basic principles of freedom and justice continue to evolve. Just as they did two hundred and nineteen years ago, the words "We the People of the United States," continue to inspire the freedom-loving people of "a more perfect Union."

Also See:
Is Constitution Day Unconstitutional? (Tom Head - About Civil Liberties) Constitutional Q & A
The Federalist Papers

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September 22, 2006 at 6:31 pm
(1) Stephen says:

The USConstitution is held in abeyance as a viable contract of social common law as long as the Federal Government is in financial debt to private banks; aka the federal reserve. Our government cannot be fixed until this status of debtor to private banking is redeemed. This current condition stands in absolute opposition to the reason for founding this nation as a seperate entity from Great Britain.

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