While you're exploring the world's oldest Constitution, be sure to mouse-over everything, as the links aren't underlined. This will connect you to articles surrounding the history of the relevant section.
We are living in time when unscrupulous, power-hungry despots have infiltrated every part of Washington. They have no clear understanding of the plain language of our Constitution, and cannot fathom what it means. The enduring principles enshrined in our Constitution are timeless: that governmental power must, of necessity, be limited in order for the citizens to remain free.
Today, this notion is currently being called "radical" by our enemies on the Left who view the Constitution as some sort of outdated document. Theirs is the sophomoric view that the Constitution is a "living, breathing" document that can have its meaning twisted and gnarled into whatever outcome is desired to fulfill their goal of increasing power over your life. At the same time, they ignore the principles of limited government, in effect invalidating the supreme law of the land while claiming to uphold it.
In the introduction to this wonderful new tool, the Heritage Foundation cites none other than House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Mentia) as one of the prime offenders in the Progressive Left's quest to bypass the law and institute state control, such as I outlined yesterday in the beach post.
Back in 2009, then-House Speaker Pelosi was asked about the constitutionality of Obamacare and she replied, “Are you serious?” For some, it seems, the meaning of the Constitution is irrelevant when it clashes with their political goals. But the Constitution has something to say about it if we take the time to read it, study it, and understand its meaning. And that’s what ConstitutionOnline.com is all about.Yeah, Nan, we're very serious about our Constitution, unlike you.