September 17, 2005

HAPPY CONSTITUTION DAY:

The most important words in the text, while the best known, are too often disassociated from the whole:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 17, 2005 10:00 AM
Comments

Of course the preamble is of no legal force and effect.

Posted by: David Cohen at September 17, 2005 2:27 PM

It's the context in which the rest must be read.

Posted by: oj at September 17, 2005 3:07 PM

It is the context in which the law is intended to be subverted.

"Constitution Day" is just another insideous canard to lead people in the exact opposite direction of what the document stands for.

Federally mandated, the textbooks are UN propaganda disguised as pabulum.

Go here http://www.justicetalking.org/
and here..

http://www.justicelearning.org/

This is a project put out by the people OJ works so hard to convince us are evil.

This is the insideous nature of our public schools, which are, in effect, churches of secular humanism.

I thought the government couldn't establish a religion. They have, and it is cumpulsory that you pay for it, even if your children don't attend.

Posted by: Bruno at September 17, 2005 7:17 PM

Bruno:

The public schools exist to instruct students in religious morality and republican citizenship. There is no federally mandated text that has to be taught on Constitution Day other than the Constitution itself.

A law passed last year requires the federal government and any school receiving federal funding to organize Constitution-related activities on or near Sept. 17, the day the document was adopted in 1787.

Posted by: oj at September 17, 2005 8:14 PM

David - Yes, of no legal force and effect - just like the prefaces to Supreme Court rulings which say, "This is a ruling of constitutional law, and therefore of more legal force and effect than our rulings of ordinary law."

Posted by: pj at September 18, 2005 8:04 AM
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