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During South by Southwest 2003, I saw a movie called The Revolution Will Not Be Televised The movie is about President Chavez in Venezuela and the failed coup attempt on his presidency In the background coverage of his presidency, the filmmakers recounted how as President, he encouraged his citizens to read their brand new constitution and learn it They interviewed some Venezuelans who did not know to read, but had learned to read by reading their constitution return return I was touched by this, but then I thought how many Americans can say they ve read the Constitution My guess is probably not many And those that have only did it for school and have since forgotten much of what they learned Personally, I remember having to memorize the Bill of Rights for a class, but that s about it return return So I bought a copy of the Constitution for myself and began reading it return return In a time when Congress is passing legislation that infringes upon the rights guaranteed us by our Constitution, it s important now than ever that we read and understand it. (((Epub))) ☚ The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States ↡ The Declaration Of Independence Was The Promise Of A Representative Government The Constitution Was The Fulfillment Of That PromiseOn July The Second Continental Congress Issued A Unanimous Declaration The Thirteen North American Colonies Would Be The Thirteen United States Of America, Free And Independent Of Great Britain Drafted By Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration Set Forth The Terms Of A New Form Of Government With The Following Words We Hold These Truths To Be Self Evident, That All Men Are Created Equal, That They Are Endowed With Certain Unalienable Rights, That Among These Are Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Happiness Framed In And In Effect Since March , The Constitution Of The United States Of America Fulfilled The Promise Of The Declaration By Establishing A Republican Form Of Government With Separate Executive, Legislative, And Judicial Branches The First Ten Amendments, Known As The Bill Of Rights, Became Part Of The Constitution On December , Among The Rights Guaranteed By These Amendments Are Freedom Of Speech, Freedom Of The Press, Freedom Of Religion, And The Right To Trial By Jury Written So That It Could Be Adapted To Endure For Years To Come, The Constitution Has Been Amended Only Seventeen Times Since And Has Lasted Longer Than Any Other Written Form Of Government It is nearly impossible to review such an important historical work In my opinion this is one of the most important documents in history. Two very important documents in American history that I was introduced to as a child I hope that every American has read them at least once They are the foundation our Country was built on and the ones that we must do all we can to protect today. Everyone including me has read this repeatedly for school So I knew this would be bad, but I didn t know how bad until I went through it underlining everything negative and circling everything positive Why the Cato institute publishes this, and why it is handed out at libertarian events completely escapes me.I will omit things too minor to note Asterisks rank importance.Lets skip the declaration since its meh Its way better than the constitution though I ll just note that the consent of the governed stuff is good, but that a bunch of their complaints are retarded like, the you wont let us cross the appalachians and steal native american land complaint and the fuck quebec complaint.Preamble States the purpose of the constitution as establishing a perfect union , promoting the general welfare vague and grants unlimited interpretation , and also ordains this constitution on the residents of the 13 states and their posterity , which is not only bold but also very rude to the unborn masses.Article 1 Sec 1 establishes Congress as the firm which has a monopoly on law Sec 2 decrees that direct federal taxation theft is aight Sec 3 decrees that the head of state can only be tried via mechanisms internal to the firm Ie Senate has a monopoly on legal practice of impeachment, and severely legally constrains the limits of what the Senate may do to an impeached President.Sec 6 Senator and Representative salaries are set by law They are also exempt from arrest during attendance in session, with the exceptions of Treason, Felony, and Breach of Peace Sec 8 Grants Congress the power to tax, lay tariffs and excises for the purposes of national defense and general welfare Grants Congress the power to steal money to do whateverthefuck they want Grants Congress the power to borrow money, regulate commerce within the nation and with other nations, print money and establish it s value ironically, it also monopolizes the punishment of counterfeiting , create post offices and roads, promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts via maintaining intellectual property laws or the exclusive right to discoveries as the document says , declare war, grant letters of marque, raise and support armies and navies, call forth the militia to SUPPRESS INSURRECTIONS and repel invasions, to arm and organize said militia, to maintain a total legal monopoly over the Capital district, to build forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings any building Monopolizes the legal definitions of naturalization, bankruptcy, piracy, and felony on the high seas Permits congress to make all laws necessary and proper for carrying out all of the above and all of the below Sec 9 Allows Congress to suspend Habeas Corpus during REBELLION or invasion, allows them to tax different tax this time , Sec 10 prohibits any given state from doing any of the above as if this monopoly wasn t already abundantly clear and forbids any state from entering into an alliance or confederation.Article 2 Sec 1 invests the executive power in the President, prohibits foreigners from becoming president Sec 2 Establishes the president as commander in chief of the military and militia Allows him to grant pardons, make treaties, and appoint ambassadors.Article 3 Sec 1 Establishes a monopoly on legal interpretation in the judiciary Supreme Court Sec 2 Confirms that this monopoly extends to all areas of law Sec 3 defines treason as among other things adhering to America s enemies, or giving them aid comfort Article 6 Declares This Constitution and all laws which shall be made in pursuance thereof to be the supreme law of the land, and binds all judges in the country to uphold it prohibits independent judges from existing.Then the Bill of Rights is generally a lot better No need to get into it.Given all of the above it is apparent than an unemotional reading of the constitution reveals the following It establishes that the government has a monopoly on legal interpretation, the creation of laws, the provision of security, the production of currency, and all the basic functions of civil society Its vague wording further allows the government to invade any area of life which the above document does not already take hostile possession of This is an explicitly authoritarian document and should be spit on by any self respecting libertarian, or dignified human being But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it In either case, it is unfit to exist Lysander Spooner These documents were part of the required reading of my American history and civics classes While being historic they are still documents that play a major part in my everyday life. Happy Independence Day We, therefore, the Representatives of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the Rectitude of our Intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly Publish and Declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be, Free and Independent States that they are absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political Connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America are two documents that every American should own or at the very least be familiar with Drafted by our Founding Fathers, these documents led to the creation and prosperity of the greatest country in the world, and they should never be taken for granted.The Declaration of Independence outlines the various reasons why the American colonies decided it to be in their best interests to remove themselves from British rule Their arguments clearly indicate that they were right to want to become an independent nation the numerous ills committed against America by King George III were inexcusable and warranted drastic change What makes this declaration particularly American is how fair and reasonable its arguments were Rather than appealing to the emotional strife of the colonists, the Founding Fathers made logical and constructive arguments against England and its king, also pointing out how numerous of their attempts at peaceful resolution were ignored or met with injury to the colonists Thanks to this document and the patriotic Americans who authored it, the United States of America was born on July 4, 1776 countless generations of Americans and aspiring Americans would be eternally grateful.The Constitution of the United States is the written law of the land, consisting of the Bill of Rights and other amendments made to the document over the years This documents outlines the explicit powers of each of the three branches of the federal government the legislative Congress , judicial Supreme Court , and executive President branches The impressive way in which each of the three branches of government complement one another is set up to create a system of checks and balances, meaning no one branch has total power over the country Thanks to this setup, America can avoid any potential tyranny from a single governmental entity, as was the case when the colonies were under the tyrannical rule of England s monarch Perhaps the most important aspects of this document are the first ten amendments, otherwise known as the Bill of Rights These rights are the foundation of our great country, granting its citizens the rights to free speech, peaceful assembly, freedom of press, bear arms, trial by jury, prevention of unlawful search and seizures, and other liberties most countries around the world unfortunately do not so freely allow After these ten amendments, others were ratified to change the Constitution as necessary for the times, including allowing African Americans freedom from slavery and granting women the right to vote, among other changes By no means is the Constitution a prefect document, and neither is America a prefect country As is evident in the daily news, there are still many problems that plague America that have yet to be resolved or even addressed What makes the Constitution so great is that it is a living, dynamic document, meaning it has the ability to be altered and amended along with the times and climate of the culture whilst simultaneously remaining true to the doctrine of our Founding Fathers Nothing is set in stone, and because of that many opportunities are possible for this country to provide its citizens with the best possible life better than anywhere else in the world At the same time, certain inalienable rights are guaranteed by this document as being untouchable, no matter what our future holds This delicate balance between change and tradition is what sets apart the United States of America from every other country in the world, past or present, and makes it the greatest country to have ever existed These two documents, complete with their strengths and faults, reaffirm my love for this country and prove to me that there is no other place in the world I would rather live than in the United States of America. I should confess that I am putting this copy up only to mean that I have read the Declaration and the Constitution themselves, and have copies on my bookshelf I have not actually read this book with this particular foreword.Sorry that that isn t really a review These foundational documents are immortal, and important beyond description Every American should read these documents, simply so that they may know what it does and does not say. Pretty good, but it should include women in the sequel.