Friday, September 17, 2010

Constitution Day

Two hundred and twenty-three years ago today, our Constitution was signed. Since that time it has served as a beacon to nations and governments all over the world. Many other nations have used it as guide in creating their own constitutions. It has enabled this great country to prosper and survive for over two centuries.

Unfortunately, people on the left side of the political spectrum view the Constitution as an obstacle, something to overcome so they can implement their vision of an egalitarian society. Take Congressman Phil "I don't worry about the Constitution" Hare, or Nancy "Are you serious?" Pelosi. They call the Constitution a "living" document, which basically means that they think that they can mold it to whatever they want to do. Mandate health insurance for everyone. Make you buy a low-flow toilet. And the list goes on and on.

Today I read a great article by Joseph Stuart about what a "living Constitution" means to a conservative. I encourage you to read it on this auspicious day. It's a really great reminder about what the Constitution should, and shouldn't, be.

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