Is there a need to restore the U.S.Constituion?
A Constitutional Travel Case to recapture the United States of America
September 17, 1789 - September 17,2009 - September 17, 2026
What do WE celebrate next?
Since the celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the United States Constitution perhaps you noticed the absence of the attention given to the document in school, church and media. Each anniversary should give us pause to focus on the hardship of forging a republic government in a new country. Each anniversary also should be a reminder that our founding fathers didn't solve all the problems of government and society for us; they gave us a framework and put us on the path they believed would best enable us to work out the difficulties that loomed ahead. Their age was not without conflict and division, neither is ours. As we are now in the 21st century, it would be well for us to reinforce the study of our past to determine what we are as people and what our goals should be in the third century as a nation. Above all, it's time once again to read the Constitution, reflect on it's development over the past 220 years and contemplate its role in America's present and future.
Now it is up to concerned citizens to voice consensus about the importance of our Constitution today. Look at www.givemeliberty.org and see what "We the People" are doing. We link people to people, use common sense and live with respect for each other. There is a time in most people's life when they arrive at a crossroad of understanding. The understanding of the Constitution should give everybody a sense of responsibility to their community. I follow the wisdom of the Greek philosopher Aristotle who wrote that "All people who have meditated on the art of governing mankind are convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Responding to the curiosity of our children is a golden opportunity to develop self-esteem and help their minds in the most important years of growing up. I support the idea that the U.S. Constitution should be taught in schools everywhere as a life preparing curriculum. Then our children have the making of citizens and can understand due process. I agree with the scholar and Constitution Ratifier Samuel Johnson who said that "Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect".
If you share these beliefs and support the principle, that only a person who can impose discipline on oneself is fit to discipline others; I would like to see you become a part of this movement. It is designed to establish consensus among citizens that in order to maintain a better lifestyle, insure justice and domestic tranquility, provide for common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessing of liberty, we must pledge that the best way to protect the Constitution is to understand it, and the best way to honor it to learn more about it.
Should we teach the Constitution as a life preparing curriculum in school?
The body of the Constitution sets up a system of internal checks and balances which, at times, may appear to be unduly cumbersome, but which succeeds in preventing any part of the government from having absolute power. Under our Constitution, it is not only the people who are made to adhere to principles of justice and the rule of law, but the government itself. August 5,1987 by Hon.Peter W. Rodino,Jr. Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives.
VOICES OF THE PAST
1789 was in fact a turning point in history. It was the point of transition between the Old Order and the New; it was the dawn of liberty and equality. It was also the first time men thought of problem-solving in terms of "Revolution". The American Revolution was the most important event in the history of the United States. Few Americans would have predicted that in a little more than a decade their society would be moving towards independence. Most colonists valued their membership in the British Empire and saw no reason to challenge it. But taxes, these intolerable acts, as they were known in the colonies, finally brought to a head grievances that had been accumulating for years. Although hostilities between American and British quickly escalated, many colonists continued over a year to believe that they were fighting not for freedom, but for their rightful place in the British Empire. By the summer of 1776, sentiment for independence had gained wide popular favor. And on July 4 of that year, the Continental Congress, proclaimed the existence of a new nation: the United States of America. To make that nation a reality, the American people had to fight a long and difficult war against the greatest military power in the world. But a series of British blunders, with the help of Lafayette, von Steuben, Pulaski and a succession of dramatic American successes gradually turned the tide. In 1781 the British surrendered in Yorktown and two years later, a peace treaty confirmed the existence of the new nation. In the mean time we had a 2.Continental Congress in 2009 in St. Charles, Illinois. www.givemeliberty.org
What happened 1812? Help us to put the 1812 Historic Trail Puzzle together. A better overview will help all of us to deal with the problems of today.
The French Revolution in 1789 was started by the upper classes but soon taken up by the entire population and then spread throughout all Europe. The levels of thinking, communication, social and political conditions, and economic development has changed. 1989, after 40 years of east and west conflict we had almost the first peaceful Revolution in modern times. But technology, resources, and weapon of mass destruction developed a new power structure. Globalization of wealth and money. Nothing new, but the common citizen has to wait another turn for their revolution for the common good. It looks like that the 2008 world financial crisis is a starting point for a change. Taxpayers hear to much about government waste, corruptions, bailouts, deficits, unemployment, price increases, loss of retirement, health benefits and more taxation. It will be only a matter of time when we have a TIP´R´. It is only a question of a peaceful or violent nature. Only one thing should not be allowed to happen, that our government leads us into another war and financial crisis.