Today, September 17, is Constitution Day. Our Constitution was ratified on September 17, 1787. I apologize for going off topic, but the significance of this document cannot be understated. The Constitution is the document that ratified the concerns of the States and allowed them to coexist in peace and prosperity. This happened because the Constitutional Convention provided a forum for the worlds’ leading practitioners on the development of the principles of a constitutional republic to share and develop their ideas.
Although two freedoms that are near and dear to the heart of most MHR participants; freedom of speech and freedom of the press, are not mentioned in the Constitution, that document did set the stage for the establishment of those freedoms. If you would like to learn more about the Constitution, please go to: http://www.constitutionfacts.com/
The site is full of historical facts and quotes about the Constitution. My favorite is a quote from Benjamin Franklin:
As Benjamin Franklin left the Pennsylvania State House after the final meeting of the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787, he was approached by the wife of the mayor of Philadelphia. She was curious as to what the new government would be. Franklin replied, “A republic, madam. If you can keep it.”