"Ok, Joke's Over. Bring Back The Constitution." Bumper Sticker
It was the end of a long, hot summer in 1787. For three and a half months, the delegates of thirteen separate states had been wrangling over the future of their infant nation. It was no easy task. They were torn along lines of states northern and southern, states big and small, states wealthy and poor. They favored stronger central government, or stronger state governments. It is a wonder they were able to agree to anything at all.
By September, however, they finally did. The resulting Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of our country, and the legal authority for our government. It provides the framework of the three main branches, executive, legislative, and judicial, listing their enumerated powers, providing just little enough to each party to ensure no one could dominate the other. It is a product of some of the most brilliant minds in our nation’s history, a blueprint for a republic the likes of which the world had never seen, and it is small enough to fit in your pocket. It’s unfortunate that so many politicians today choose to ignore it in favor of their own personal agendas. After passing such despicable pieces of legislation as the Patriot Act, NDAA, Citizens United, and corporate personhood, the Constitution has taken quite a beating.
Celebrate the birth of our founding document, and remind your fellow citizens of its precious value, by bearing this sticker on your car.