There are some who would try, once again (there’s always someone not happy with how history has been documented), to rewrite the story of the
In 1775 the second Continental Congress convened in colonial
1. The Declaration of Independence (announcing the creation of these
2. The Articles of Confederation (creating a weak central government that was to coordinate the activities of the 13 new States).
Those who propose a smaller, less intrusive, federal government have somehow forgotten that that has been tried and declared a failure here already.
1787 was the year that saw another convention in
1836 was the year that
The noise one sometimes hears about
Some elements of the U.S. Constitution have been bandied about of late, so some details need to be clarified.
The Bill of Rights, Amendment Two, reads:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a
The aforementioned Amendment relates back to The Constitution, Article 2, Section 2/1:
The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the
It is a mystery to me how one comes to believe that somewhere in those words a singular noun or pronoun exists, let alone the idea of defining an individual’s right to, “keep and bear arms.”
This is where Texans find the individual’s right to, “keep and bear arms.”
The TX Constitution, Bill of Rights, Article 1, Section 23:
RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS. Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful defense of himself or the State; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime.
The US and TX Constitutions are amendable documents, because none of the originators thought they were able to foretell the needs and circumstances the future might create.
We have, in these
We must work together to invest in, maintain and improve that which we’ve inherited, so that future generations can have the power of opportunity that we were given by our ancestors.