The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.
The First Ten Amendements to the Constitution for the united States,
commonly known as The Bill of Rights, represent such important principles that our Founding Fathers were compelled to include these restrictions on the powers of a central government. Many states would not ratify the Constitution without these restrictions explicitly defined.
The Preamble to The Bill of Rights
Congress of the United States
begun and held at the City of New-York, on
Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution. Continue reading →
The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription
Note: The following text is a transcription of the Constitution in its original form.
Items that are hyperlinked have since been amended or superseded.
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.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
–That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Continue reading →
G. Edward Griffin’s outstanding lecture, explaining the history & (non)-function of the Federal Reserve System.
This should be required viewing for all high-school students, college students, adults over 18, adults under 18; moms, pops, & their folks too!
Matter of fact, EVERYONE should be familiar with this video, and his book by the same title.
This may be the most informative 100 minutes I’ve spent, ever!
Epictatus said that appearances are of four kinds:
things either are as they appear to be;
or they neither are nor appear to be;
or things are, but do not appear to be;
or they are not, and yet they appear to be.
The Federal Reserve is something of the fourth kind:
It Is Not, Yet It Appears To Be.