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Editorial: Read U.S. Constitution, claim your rights!




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Loyce McCarter
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May 15, 2013 | 1,165 views | 2 comments

We are blessed as a country to have a U.S. Constitution that was provided by our Founding Fathers. They searched for the best way to have a free country and spend much time praying and working on the Constitution.

Our Founding Fathers came from countries that had very strong governments with kinds that controlled the citizens. It was their desire to establish a country here in the U.S. with a limited federal government and retain the freedoms of the individuals.

The average American probably has not read the constitution in a long time. Do you remember studying the constitution in school? Or have you ever sat down and began to read the constitution?

We are losing our freedoms on a rapid basis because the average person living in the U.S. does not know what our freedoms really are.

There is a comedian in California that goes around talking with the people and suggesting that we get rid of the first, second, and sixth amendments, and the people eagerly sign his petitions. This is really sad!

Let’s look at the U.S. Constitution and claim our rights!

Let’s look at a couple of questions that you might want to answer.

Q. The president of the United States is elected by whom?

A. The president is elected by the Electoral College. When you vote in the election, you vote for your elector and they met together and cast their votes and elect the president.

Q. What is the Bill of Rights?

A. When the U.S. Constitution was presented to the people, it was a document to limit the federal government and the people wanted to know their rights so the Bill of Rights was introduced about four years later and they outlined our rights as citizens.

Q. How many amendments have been passed in the years of the U.S. Constitution?

A. The first 10 amendments are called the Bill of Rights and since that time, there have been 17 more added, making a total of 27 amendments.

Let’s continue to look at the U.S. Constitution in the coming weeks. I challenge you to get a copy to study. You can download a copy, or you can contact our U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar at 210-271-2851.

Here are a couple of things to look for in the Constitution. Where does the wording, “separation of Church and State” appear? And what amendment protects us from double jeopardy?

We will discuss these and more in the coming weeks. Let’s learn about this valuable document and know our rights before we lose them.

Loyce McCarter is a resident of Wilson County and works actively for conservative causes.
 

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The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
May 17, 2013 12:45pm
 
If you get you copy of the Constitution from ol' Hank be sure to compare it to another copy from somewhere else. With everything goin' on with the Democrats right now their printing office might leave out or add a few things. ... More ›

 
Publius Valerius Publicola  
Rome, Tx.  
May 16, 2013 1:33pm
 
Read The Heritage Guide to the Constitution, book or on line at the Heritage Foundation. Join. Their resources on the constitution and original intent are almost endless.

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