I found it interesting that on one calendar, today was called, “Citizenship Day”…I suppose because the government would rather us celebrate our duties to them rather than the limits on their power. But in all honesty, what limit does the Constitution put on the national government? In teaching American History, we are studying the American Revolution and I’m preparing for the next class which will be on the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution.
I’ve found some very interesting information, some of which was familiar, some totally new. Such as the fact that the Constitution was drafted in total secrecy. I found this first off of LewRockwell.com, which made me believe it, but then later I found the same info from archives.gov…so for those of you who put much faith in the government, even they admitted that the Constitution was drafted in secret. It reminds me very much of the shenanigans that went on with the healthcare bill. Politicians have had 200+ years to practice what they do best in Washington D.C.
The idea that the Articles of Confederation were sufficient for our country and that the Constitution only led to big government and tyranny without any real benefit for us is a fascinating idea. It is very exciting to be learning so much about the founding of our country, and then to turn around and teach it to others.
So, more later after I can put all of this in some sort of coherent blog post. But don’t forget…Happy Constitution Day!