Why The Constitution Matters

The Constitution of the United States is an integral part of freedom, not just for the US, but for the whole world.

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Michelle thought she’d explain why the Constitution matters, maybe more than ever.

The purpose of the Constitution is to restrain and control politicians from exerting power over our lives that they should not have.  Unconstrained politicians are dictators.  Government should have exactly the amount of power required to maintain a level playing field for commerce and protect individual rights of life, liberty, and property.  Once government has the power to do more than this they have too much power; they start to infringe on individual rights.  The US Constitution brilliantly walks the line between protection for the people and restraint of the government.  It carefully balances power between the branches of the federal government and even more importantly between the feds, the states, and the people.

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2 Responses to Why The Constitution Matters

  1. Ticia says:

    Oooohhhh, I’ll have to check that out. Have you seen the book “What Would the Founding Fathers Think?” I just finished reading it and I can’t wait for my kids to be old enough to read it in a few years.

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