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Do You Honestly Know Your Constitution and Understand Your Rights?

I was pondering this question today and after hearing from my 10 year old that she had no idea what happened on Sept 11, 2001 I was convinced that most American’s don’t really know their Constitution or their rights. Hence, I am putting up this information!

There’s a wonderful document that I found online. It was originally published by¬† The Deseret News, 19 March 1945 through 10 April 1945 as a 20 part series and though it may be dated, the message is still the same. What is incredible to me is how…. almost prophetic it was for it’s time! Read “Know Your Constitution”….

This was one of my favorite sections because, as we all well know, this is NOT how things are today!

5. The People Rule

The people order and the king obeys. The people speak and the crown gives ear. The people are the masters, the king their servant. This is the true order of civil government.

The Declaration of Independence, after affirming the existence of inalienable rights, states, “That to secure
these rights. governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” The people are sovereign. They say what form of government they will have and what powers it may exercise. The functions of government are to be delegated by them to their representatives and only such of the powers of government as are delegated can be exercised. Sovereignty is to flow from the people to their governments and no longer from the government to the people.

As a nation we need to get back to basics; we need to get the attention of those that “rule” us and let them know that we are taking back our rights. Unfortunately voting for anyone in the upcoming elections will not ensure any message is sent because you have Obama and Romney running….. We need better options!