Friday, September 17, 2010
Happy Constitution Day
Sadly, our Constitution is continually disregarded and infringed upon. So let's be vigilant and fight to restore constitutional government in this country as we pursue liberty and limited government.
Now for a little Constitution Day wisdom...
"Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government."
-- James Madison
"In matters of Power, let no more be heard of confidence in men, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution."
-- Thomas Jefferson
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government -- lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."
-- Patrick Henry
"The Constitution is a written instrument. As such, its meaning does not alter. That which it meant when it was adopted, it means now."
-- South Carolina v. United States, 199 U.S. 437, 448 (1905)