Sometimes I enjoy re-reading old blog posts from the early days of the Tenth Amendment Center, which in our first year or so was little more than a quickly-growing blog.
The principles seem quite similar to what they are today, as evidenced by this Constitution-day post from 09-17-07:
Today is a day that’s not celebrated like many other “holidays” in American society. You see, September 17th is Constitution Day – a day that appears to be nearly forgotten in America.
Sadly, over the years, people have stopped paying attention to the Constitution. It’s rare to hear people talking about the rules for government when discussing current events. And, it’s even more rare to hear politicians refusing to pass legislation because it’s not authorized by the Constitution.
For decades and decades…and decades, we have allowed our government to twist and distort the Constitution – away from its meaning – into something that changes meaning with the political whims and ambitions of the times.
Hopefully, though, some people will take a moment to try get back in touch with the basics that the founding fathers gave us in this easy-to-read text.
The key principle of the Constitution is quite simple