This is a home for everyday Americans, patriots, and other liberty-minded people.  Here you will find the original text of the Constitution of the United States and its Amendments.  Look for the links in the menu above.  I have begun to post an annotated version of the Constitution where I have links to Quick Summary posts – as well as to some lengthier Constitution Discussions.  I discuss meanings of words and phrases in the context of the time when the Constitution was written and how they apply (or translate) to today’s world.

I hope conversation will turn to all sorts of issues in government, politics – and even society as it relates to government and politics.  Of course, some issues will arouse more emotions than others.  Please feel free to add to the discussion by leaving comments.  My hope is that we can have respectful conversation and debate here, no matter what one’s personal views are.  It serves us all well to treat one another with respect.  (Would that all politicians saw the wisdom in that!)  Opinions are welcome; profanity and other forms of disrespect are not.  Opinions based on truths and sound reasoning are especially valued.  No matter what the issue, though, remember that the Constitution is the final word when it comes to the law of the land.

I look forward to the times ahead; there is much to discuss and much to do.  Certainly, there are many opportunities to improve our country – and the secret to many (if not most) of those improvements lies in our politicians having a better understanding of the Constitution – and in them having the integrity and commitment to adhere to it.  If ever you notice your elected officials straying from the Constitution, hold them to account; call and/or write to them and insist that they stick to the oath that they made to uphold the Constitution.  After all, it was the Constitution that made their jobs possible!

The government affects all of our lives.  Because the government is constituted by the Constitution (hence its name), learning about it is revealing – and perhaps a little exciting.  (It is for me.)  A student of the Constitution learns not only what our government is allowed to do, but – more importantly – what it is not allowed to do.  As you learn more about it, please spread your knowledge far and wide.  Teach all whom you know – and anyone else who will listen – for knowledge is power.  You have it within yourself to empower all those whose lives you touch and to make this a better country not only for ourselves, but for our posterity.

In Liberty,
Bob Giesen