On this Day in History – September 17, 1787

17 Sep

On September 17, 1787, members of the Constitutional Convention signed the final draft of the Constitution.


We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Wouldn’t it be a novel thought if our politicians would actually read it?


2 Responses to “On this Day in History – September 17, 1787”

  1. marfdrat September 17, 2010 at 11:20 pm #

    Read it? Why would they want to read some dusty old paper that was written 300 years ago? Besides, those crusty old white guys didn’t know anything about the kind of stuff we’d have going on today. Such sophistication amongst (well, some of) the populace (not you and me, of course) calls for a much more flexible set of rules. You know – ones that take into account empathy, and feelings and such. What are you, some kind of strict constructionist or something?

    Enough silliness – looking forward to November, when we (hopefully) have a few more folks in D.C. that actually DO read it, and endeavor to keep that republic our wise forebears set up for us.


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