222 Years Later
The federal Constitution was signed 222 years ago, September 17, 1787. What would the framers think
of what we have done with the Constitution?
What would the signers of the Constitution think of today's America? Warrantless wiretaps, the PATRIOT Act, and an expansion of federal power so great that they could not have possibly imagined it in their worst nightmares? Many of the framers of the Constitution favored the addition of a Bill of Rights, and George Mason was among those who refused to sign the original document without one. If ever we understood the reason why, it is now.
Labels: Conservatism, Federal politics, Miscellany