Themes of the Constitution of the United States

Constitution Week:  September 17-23, 2017

As I was reading over the Constitution of the United States of America, a few things came to mind:

It is a comfort to know the rules.  When everyone knows how things work in government, harmony has a chance.

It appears that the Constitution was written so that no one person, branch, or interest group could run the entire show in the Country.  It does have expectations of individuals, states and of the country itself.  The love of “power” and its potential abuse was apparently at least part of what mandated the document.

It appears that this Constitution was considered in light of:  “an omnipotent, omnipresent and beneficent Ruler.” Benjamin Franklin (paraphrased)

I have definitely lived my life in the comfort of these established and amended ideas.

What are your reflections/and thoughts regarding these guidelines?  What elements of the document pique your interest?  Unlike the Constitution itself, which promotes a balance of power, I am asking for your thoughts of gratitude and not dissension.  I do not feel qualified to referee a “spirited” discussion of the topic.

The Constitution of the United States

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