“Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” — John Adams.
Our founding fathers were devout Christians, the precepts and hallmarks of our Constitutional Republic reflect our Christian values and standards... if you want to be an atheist, agnostic, or hedonist you must understand that our government was established on Judeo/Christian precepts and can not function properly without them.
Alexis de Tocqueville’s observation that “[l]iberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith" was noted as the corner stone of America's greatness by Tocqueville... and that which separated us from the fallen governments of Europe. For, hundreds of years, the Natural Law and morality formed the foundation for our claim to certain unalienable rights, they were the source of our laws, and standards for social interaction and justice...
That has all changed. Today, People and governments see how far they can push the boundaries of good behavior and power without incurring rebellion or violence... For decades now, governments have adopted President Obama’s slogan of “Yes We Can”!Can we establish an entire branch of government dedicated to education even though there is no Constitutional grant of authority to do it? Yes We Can! We fight several undeclared wars lasting many years killing thousands, we create an entire dependent population thru social welfare programs none of which are Constitutional.
It is time we returned to our founding fathers faith and constitutional government... reorganizing and limiting the Federal Govrnments scope and power to those enumerated powers in the Constitution... and no more. We must also restrict the Courts from using Stari Decisis and the courts judgments as LAW... they are not law, they are the Courts rendering of justice in a particular case and only that case.
i know everyone on this site realizes that the us constitution does NOT say that there can be dozens of alphabet govt agencies so getting rid of one should not b that hard right..................................
My list of the First to GO would be the Dept of Ed., then FIB, EPA, BLM.
This Constitution Of The United States, the treaty in Pairs, was not necessary. That treaty allowed the sovereignty of its rights to be placed back into the very hands the Militia fought against.
Proof is that all 50 State Preambles/Introductions to their Constitutions acknowledge God. Also proof is that all 13 colonies wrote the Ten Commandments into law, with one writing only the last six into law.There can be no good governance nor rights for the people without God at the helm.
Rosie Daniels ... you are simply misinformed regarding the 1783 Treaty of Paris,
The Treaty of Paris signed in 1783 was also called the Peace of Paris... The Peace of Paris (1783) contained three separate treaties... see below:
Peace of Paris, (1783), is a collection of treaties... concluding the American Revolution and signed by representatives of Great Britain on one side and the United States, France, and Spain on the other. Preliminary articles (often called the Preliminary Treaty of Paris) were signed at Paris between Britain and the United States on November 30, 1782.
On September 3, 1783, three definitive treaties were signed—between Britain and the United States in Paris (the Treaty of Paris) and between Britain and France and Spain, respectively, at Versailles. The Netherlands and Britain also signed a preliminary treaty on September 2, 1783, and a final separate peace on May 20, 1784.
By the terms of the U.S.-Britain treaty, Britain recognized the independence of the United States with generous boundaries to the Mississippi River but retained Canada. Access to the Newfoundland fisheries was guaranteed to Americans, and navigation of the Mississippi was to be open to both Great Britain and the United States. Creditors of neither country were to be impeded in the collection of their debts, and Congress was to recommend to the states that American loyalists be treated fairly and their confiscated property restored. (Some of these provisions were to cause later difficulties and disputes.)
To France, Britain surrendered Tobago and Senegal. Spain retained Minorca and East and West Florida. The Netherlands came off poorly, ceding the port city of Nagappattinam in India to Britain and allowing the British free navigation rights in the Dutch-held Moluccas.
p/s Rosie your scholarship is quite appaling... this is especially true since you are a University Student.. I suggest you find a better institution of higher education or that you expand your research to include references outside those suggested by the University.
I have serious arthritis in my hands... resulting in typos... however, most individuals are able to determine the meaning of my posts... as written.
My new computer's key board is also a problem... complete different layout.
Please keep on topic... The US Constitution is made for a Moral and Religious People... it is wholly inadequate to govern any other
This Paris Treaty, came up in our studies, it was asked, and stated for the record, this treaty was not necessary. The teacher went ballistic over the statement, but the entire class interrupted the teacher, he stood silent, he shut his mouth.
The Paris Treaty, was not needed, the war was won, the British needed to withdraw from America, or the war would continue.
The application or the addition to this treaty into the United States Constitution allowed the sovereignty of our America's rights became apart of the EU and the UK.
Later the United Nations used the same Treaty to become a foundation in America's Constitution.
I have had my say, believe as you wish.
You and your generation have no idea how the world actually works... without a treaty the prisoners of war would not have been returned, the property of loyalist in the US would have been confiscated and thousands of otherwise good people thrown out of their homes... territorial rights would remain in dispute, commercial and private claims to land and commercial interests open to debate. Treaties stabilize realtionships between soverigns and are necessary to good government.
The right to govern a particular region or people is established by deliniated borders. Borders limit the need for constant wars between soverigns, as they engage one aonther in disputes over property and other other mutial rights. The rights of nations to govern are most frequently covered in treaties between soverigns... peace treatiess are necessary to define those rights.
Our nation is in serious trouble.. .because IDIOTS are being allowed to run the government and our Children are being educated to be the next generation of idiots... Treaties are part of the Constitution's tools for governing... They have an important place and function in government; albiet, our founding fathers warned against their entanglements... pit falls... and advised to avoid them wherever and whenever possible.