Constitutional Insights

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Do You Know What the U.S. Constitution Really Is?

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Constitutional Insights

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Constitutional InsightsIs the Constitution of the United States, as some believe, a contract between the people and the federal government? You may be surprised at the answer. In 1776, thirteen individual colonies declared their independence as “Independent Nation States.” In 1783, the Treaty of Paris, signed by the thirteen, plus…

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The Founding of a Nation on Ideas

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Constitutional Insights

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Constitutional InsightsIn 1787 the American experiment in self-government was in danger. The country had been founded just 11 years earlier based on ideas that had never before served as principles to guide a nation. In 1776 The Declaration of Independence summarized these ideas. The principles revolved around beliefs in the…

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This week’s Point to Ponder: Are We a Democracy?

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Constitutional Insights

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Constitutional InsightsWhen we understand what a Constitutional Republic really is we become aware of our own responsibilities. We need to know WHY our framers chose a Constitutional Republic. So let me take a shot at explaining. Our framers knew that they wanted to preserve Liberty. They wanted to choose a…

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Constitutional Insights (introduction to this weekly series)

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Constitutional Insights

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Constitutional InsightsQuestion: Is the U.S. Constitution relevant today? Some argue that it cannot possibly be relevant because our founders could never have foreseen the complex, interconnected world we live in. In addition, some claim it was created by fallible men, and therefore must be imperfect. Others argue that it affirms…

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