Understanding Our Nation

United States
November 10, 2008 10:01am CST
It is most distressing to see the number of people who do not know what Our Founding Documents say let alone why or what it means. I've started a new series of Articles to try and correct that. The first is on the preamble to our Constitution. http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Constitution-Prelude-to-a-Nation When a man can complain about the fact that the constitution restricts government and advocate that we override those protections to give the government more freedom than the citizens there is something fundamentally missing in the national debate. When that man can attain High Office in the United States Government the country has truly forgotten itself. If he can establish the changes he advocates without losing his position and power then this country is no longer worthy of the paper that established it. I hope this article will remind those who understand it and teach those who don't.
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@dogsnme (1266)
• United States
17 Nov 08
I checked out your hubpages entry. Good work! Maybe if more of us could contribute in similar ways, we could turn this country around. I hope in the future you will also include the fact that this country was also founded on Judeo-Christian principles. It's a fact that the liberal movement in this country has successfully distorted and it's just as important, if not more so, as the rest of the nation's history is.
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• United States
17 Nov 08
In addition to completing the series on our constitution I plan on doing articles on our other founding documents. While the importance of faith in the founders minds may not be as obvious in the constitution it becomes impossible to miss in the federalist papers and other documents.
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@dogsnme (1266)
• United States
17 Nov 08
You might want to consider including quotes in your future entries. There are numerous quotes by our forefathers making reference to God and to faith in God. Those quotes are just as much a part of America's history as is everything else.
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• United States
19 Nov 08
since i can't cut and pace i normally direct people to the locations they can find the quote. Other than that I depend on others to post quotes most of the time. I do post them occasionally but, it takes a lot of time to find and then type them out accurately.
@commanderxo (1496)
• Canada
14 Nov 08
Correct me if I'm wrong but, what didn't they understand about the words... "We The People"? (not to mention...the best damn document in history ever written) cdrxo
• United States
14 Nov 08
They're to busy living with the "worst possible form of government..." to notice the rest of the phrase was ..."except all the others." Professional politicians spend their lives in the "sacred halls" and "service to county" is just a phrase that means serving them selves. They don't have a clue about how people live or how the country works so they can't be real representatives. The founders idea of a citizen legislature went out the window decades ago and maybe more than a century ago.
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@dogsnme (1266)
• United States
17 Nov 08
Actually, I think they know exactly what makes the country work and what the people are going through. I think they're more "in touch" than people want to give them credit for. I think it's the majority of the people who have become "out of touch" with government and the politicians know that and manipulate it for all it's worth.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Good for you, Carl, though I wonder how many will care. I know the gummint "schools" don't teach such things any more, & lie about the history we HAVE, so a lot of folks have grown up ignorant of it all, this leaves them wide open for users such as Obama to hornswoggling them. The rest won't CARE--they just want their welfare. It's really sad how ignorant we, as a nation, have become. It should be MANDATORY for kids to learn our true history, & how the government is SUPPOSED to work in the USA. But it isn't. Still, we must all light what candles we have, & if enough of us do that, it WILL drive back the darkness. Thank you for your candles. Maggiepie
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Woops....HORNSWOGGLE
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• United States
10 Nov 08
A Light in the darkness. The salt of the earth. A good example. A teacher. A thorn in the side. A pain in the neck. I wear a lot of hats I enjoy.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Yeah, & I have a really BIG hat I wear when I get a swelled head..../oD Writer, artist, political junkie, pain in the patootie, Geezer-in-training, lots of hats, here, too. Maggiepie
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