” The American Civil War was characterized by brilliant tactics executed by even more brilliant generals. Which are you the most like?”
I got Robert E Lee , see who you are like by taking the quiz here.
” Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.George Washington
was the commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War and served as the first President of the United States of America. Read MoreBenjamin Franklin
was a noted polymath, leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. Read MoreAlexander Hamilton
was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, economist, political philosopher and led calls for the Philadelphia Convention. Read More
On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. We encourage all Americans to observe this important day in our nation’s history by attending local events in your area. Celebrate Constitution Day through activities, learning, parades and demonstrations of our Love for the United State of America and the Blessings of Freedom Our Founding Fathers secured for us.”
These are the courageous individuals that gave us our liberty
- Franklin, Benjamin, PA
- Gilman, Nicholas, NH
- Gorham, Nathaniel, MA
- Hamilton, Alexander, NY
- Ingersoll, Jared, PA
- Jefferson, Thomas, VA
- Jenifer, Daniel St Thomas, MD
- Johnson, William Samuel, CT
- King, Rufus, MA
- Langdon, John, NH
- Livingston, William, NJ
- Madison, James, VA
- McHenry, James, MD
- Mifflin, Thomas, PA
For much more on our founding document and the celebrations taking place around the country go here and check out these other links:
In honor of the signing , the Washington Times has released a Constitution app for your smartphones and tablets . Get yours today .
” The app can be accessed via any modern Web browser at Constitution.WashingtonTimes.com or downloaded on Android-powered devices from the Google Play store. It is expected to be in the Apple store later this month.
Included are copies of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and selections from the Federalist Papers. The app also has a fully annotated lesson plan from Essentials in Education that helps teachers, parents and others share valuable lessons about the founding documents of the United States.
Prominent Americans have contributed essays celebrating the Constitution and its essential role today. The many guest writers include Reagan administration Attorney General Edwin Meese; Ray Smock, director of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies; retired neurosurgeon and author Ben Carson; former U.S. Appeals Court Judge Patricia Wald; radio show host and Reagan Justice Department official Mark Levin; former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg; and Princeton University constitutional scholar Robert P. George.”
The app comes with a $4.99 price tag , but what is worth more ? The Founding documents at your fingertips or another Starbucks Grande ?
The actions of the federal bureaucrats during the shutdown certainly give the lie to that notion once and for all .The Federal army of “civil servants” will do whatever their masters tell them . To those of you that say “it can’t happen here” , open your eyes and think again , it is already happening in a million small ways .
Incremental despotism is despotism just the same .
At least two very stark facts have been brought to light over the past week of the “government shutdown” and they should leave one with plenty of food for thought …. First we’ve learned by the government’s own admission that 90+ % of many Federal departments are “Non-Essential” employees … So ? Why do the jobs exist at all ?
Secondly we’ve been made aware of the fact that federal employees will do whatever their bosses tell them to do , including closing down private businesses and shutting citizens out of their own monuments , parks , public properties and even their homes . Bear in mind now that the closings have clearly been designed to cause the maximum amount of pain and disruption to the greatest amount of people in the most media friendly way .
” The Federalist Papers are a set of 85 essays written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay, published in 1787 and 1788. These papers were written in defense of, and promoting, the new American Constitution.
At this time in history, America’s leaders knew that their current system of government, the Articles of Confederation, were not able to sustain their new and fragile country. The Articles were considerably flawed; the state governments held all of the power, and the central government held very little power.
This was the time when the first two political factions arose – the Federalists being in favor of the Constitution, and the Anti-Federalists who weren’t exactly in favor of the Constitution.
People who believe that the Constitution is a living document tend to argue that, “The Federalist papers were written to support the ratification of the Constitution only and are biased papers that don’t explain the intent behind the Constitution.”
However, this could not be more wrong. The entire purpose behind the essays was to support the ratification of the new Constitution as well as explain each part of the Constitution and why it was written the way it was.
Moreover, Hamilton and Madison, who wrote the majority of the papers, were in attendance at the Constitutional Convention; and they were among the thirty-nine signers. Because they were there and participated in the debates, they would have a more working knowledge of the intent behind each part of the new document.
Therefore, when explaining the Constitution in the papers, they were able to give first-hand knowledge behind the intent and creation of the Constitution. “
” Our own Ignorance is destroying us. Mark Twain wrote in his autobiography:
“In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.”
That is what has been going on in our Country for a very long time. Our “intellectuals” can’t think; our “scholars” parrot each other; the self-educated fixate on idiotic theories; no one studies original source writings; and The People jump on every bandwagon that rolls by.
In order to write intelligently on our Constitution, one needs to have studied and understood the original source writings of our Framers. No matter what your educational level, if you don’t know what is in our Declaration of Independence and federal Constitution; and if you are not familiar from personal study with The Federalist Papers, The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798, Madison’s Report on the Virginia Resolutions (1799-1800), and Madison’s Notes on Nullification (1834), among other original source writings, then you have no business writing about these issues. “
” – George Washington, General Orders before the Battle of Long Island, Headquarters, Highlands, New York, July 2, 1776; Fitzpatrick 5:211″