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To: Jacquerie

Once I seem to remember thinking of our written Constitution as if it magically appeared one day -or always was there but hidden. Then the more I learned the more I realized I do not know But the report from Mr.Wilson on The people having a right to know struck a chord—perhaps touching my college education in journalism? (as poor and incomplete as it was) Your point reminding of Mr.Wilson’s most excellent point reminded me of the salient point Our constitution sprang from and rested upon that which was Law before it—the Articles of Confederation. and those in turn reflected for the most part British Common Law. (Unless I am mistaken)
Unless we learn our history— where we’ve been -what we came from —we can never hope to understand how we came to be where we are today and where some would lead us.And for imparting this history of the Convention as you have done so well— T’anks!—Many T’anks!!!


4 posted on 08/11/2011 4:15:34 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: StonyBurk
As you noted with Wilson, the delegates were always aware they had to come up not only with a government that met its objects, but just as important, actually make it through ratification by the States or the people.

I think I was in my twenties before I found out the Articles even existed. IMO, there was no way we would have a Constitution without the Articles of Confederation way station.

5 posted on 08/11/2011 6:27:57 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Love my country, loathe my federal government.)
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