Hamilton, Madison, and Jay

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Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States

Who are we? We're a married couple who has a passion for politics and current events. That's what this site is about. If you read us, you know what we stand for.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Today is Constitution Day

Yes, that's correct. Two hundred twenty-one years ago, thirty-nine of the brightest and bravest men that ever served this nation signed the document that became the rock for this nation. Now a lot of people pay the Constitution little or no mind at all (mostly liberals), but that's not true with Marcie and I. We live our lives by that document. It is the highest law in the land, and has served this nation well since it's inception and ratification.

We don't know about you guys, but we're going to celebrate today by reading it.

We'd also like to recommend three books for those that love the Constitution as much as we do. They sit on the bookshelf in our den, and we refer to them often. The first is The Heritage Guide to the Constitution. It breaks down the Constitution, clause by clause, and explains the meaning of them in clear and concise language that anyone can understand. The break down is done by some of the finest Constitutional scholars that we have in the nation. This book is one that we have read repeatedly, and it is heavily highlighted. (It is a common reference book for us when we deal with matters of Constitutional jurisprudence.)

The second two is a two volume set. The Debates on the Constitution is a handsome set that touches on all the arguments for and against the Constitution going through the pamphlets, circulars, letters and speeches of the people who led that fight, on either side. Nearly the entire Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers are included, and the editor, Bernard Bailyn, doesn't spin any of this. He lets the original writers speak for themselves. For those who truly want to know what these debates were like, this two-volume set is a must have for your library.

Celebrate today because were it not for the thirty-nine men who assembled this important document, our nation may not have survived.

Publius II


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