Constitution Day: Honoring Document of which Federal Powers are few and defined

-Posted by D.C. Worth, for Barbay (France/US)

Whilst the last members were signing, Dr. FRANKLIN, looking towards the president's chair, at the back of which a rising sun happened to be painted, observed to a few members near him, that painters had found it difficult to distinguish, in their art, a rising from a setting sun.

Image: Washington and his Generals at Yorktown c. 1784; Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) 1845-3-1

"I have," said he, "often and often, in the course of the session, and the vicissitudes of my hopes and fears as to its issue, looked at that behind the president, without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting; but now, at length, I have the happiness to know that it is a rising, and not a setting sun." ...The sun rises again, on Nov 2nd...
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"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation and foreign commerce.

...The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives and liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the State." --James Madison in Federalist Paper No. 45 (See Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution, and its Bill of Rights, particularly the Tenth Amendment.)

The Constitution being signed by all the members, except Mr. Randolph, Mr. Mason, and Mr. Gerry, who declined giving it the sanction of their names, the Convention dissolved itself by an adjournment sine die...

Today's Links...
-A Bullish Tea-Party Revolt: Larry Kudlow
Free-market power is heading to Congress, and that’s great news for stocks and the economy... [read]

Update: British Tea Party launched by Conservative activists to challenge Coalition! [read]
Emboldened by Conservative, Christine O'Donnell's victory in the Delaware... (Most are said to feel overwhelmed by the sheer scale of government.)

-Our "Constitutional Professor" says:
"Constitution written "20 centuries" ago"
More like 22 decades ago, or to be more accurate, 223 years ago.
...20 centuries puts us at 9 AD...(Haha)

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