Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty teeth.

First Inaugural Address of George Washington...April 30, 1789

The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.

The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Abraham Lincoln said:

"In this age, and in this country, public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; against it nothing can suceed. Whoever molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes, or pronounces judicial decisions."

James Madison Declared

The adversaries of the Constitution seem to have lost sight of the PEOPLE altogether in their reasonings on this subject; and to have viewed these different establishments not only as mutual rivals and enemies, but as uncontrolled by any common superior in their efforts to usurp the authorities of each other. These gentlemen must be reminded of their error. They must be told that the ULTIMATE AUTHORITY, wherever the derivative may be found, RESIDES IN THE PEOPLE ALONE. (Federalist Papers, No. 46, p.294; emphasis added.)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

What Document is this?

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Please respond and let me know if you know what this document's name is. I'll give you a "hint" the first word of the name starts with a "P".


John Gray said...

The Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Richard W Gorski, M.D. said...

Good job Mr. were right on the spot.

John Gray said...

Thank you, Dr. Gorski. It helps that I have read the U.S. Constitution more than a few times. In fact, I keep it as an ebook on my Palm. Of course, I often wonder just how many other Americans have truly sat down and read it.

Richard W Gorski, M.D. said...

You are very welcome Mr.Gray. You are the only one who answered my inquiry; hope that does not mean that not many Americans have not ever read their Constitution. I live in has been good to have met you. I always keep a copy of the Constitution near by...coat pocket or glove compartment in the car. God bless you, your family and this country. Hope to meet you some day. Best regards.