My Unscheduled Absence

“And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The LORD Is My Banner,”
Exodus 17:15

October 15, 2013

Dear Readers,

I’ve been unexpectedly off-the-grid and offline for nearly three weeks due to an emergency.

Therefore, I also haven’t been able to resolve my connection problems.  I hope to do so ASAP, and get back to a reasonable publication pattern!  If I cannot get my own technical problem fixed quickly, I will try to go to the library to post an update.

At this moment, as I am hoping this post will be successfully published, I am up-against my usual power usage deadline for shutting-down my computer until later tonight.  Therefore, I’m unable to spend any time on commentary or news today.

As we all are quite aware, there is much happening upon which I could comment!  The Lord is my comfort, as I remember that His Timing is Perfect!

Thank you for your readership and your patience!

Sincerely,

Itasca Small

United States Constitution 226 Years

“And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The LORD Is My Banner,”
Exodus 17:15

CONSTITUTION DAY
2013

“[The adoption of the Constitution] will demonstrate as visibly the finger of Providence as any possible event in the course of human affairs can ever designate it.”  George Washington

The United States Constitution

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The Constitution of the United States of America

Signed September 17, 1787, by 40 of the 55 delegates to the Convention.
Page 1 of 4
For all four original pages, transcript and historical information, see the Official Archives site: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html
[Full Transcript is also on this site.]

Major Figures at the Constitutional Convention:

   George Washington              Benjamin Franklin               Alexander Hamilton
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The Constitution of the United States of America was ratified by nine of the States, with the final approval coming from New Hampshire on June 21, 1788.  It became effective on that date, establishing Our American Republic.  The States had insisted upon the swift addition of a bill of rights as a condition for ratification.  The Bill of Rights became effective when Virginia provided the final necessary ratification on December 15, 1791.

These documents, standing upon the shoulders of the Declaration of Independence, represent the longest-lived constitutional government in the History of Mankind.  Together, they are the Foundation of our Greatest Nation ever established in God’s Earth.

Alarmingly, the Constitution is hanging by a slim thread, as the collectivist/progressive agenda has fundamentally transformed the United States of America from the Liberty codified therein, to a Post-Constitutional Tyranny led by an Imperial President wielding usurped power with the concurrence or capitulation of the Legislative and the Judicial Branches.

“It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the danger of good intentions.  There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern.  They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.”  Daniel Webster  (Red emphasis added.)

“In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of a confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”  Thomas Jefferson

May this 226th Anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America see the Tide turn from that Tyranny and return us to:

Our Liberty, under God.

Amen.

MORE, IN THEIR OWN WORDS:

“I shall take my present leave; but not without resorting once more to the benign Parent of the human race, in humble supplication, that since He has been pleased to favor the American people with opportunities for deliberating in perfect tranquillity, and dispositions for deciding with unparalleled unanimity on a form of Government for the security of their union, and the advancement of their happiness, so his divine blessing may be equally conspicuous in the enlarged views, the temperate consultations and the wise measures, on which the success of this government must depend.”  George Washington, upon taking the Oath or Affirmation of office as the First President of the United States, on April 29th 1789, he added the words, “So help me God,” and then added the above statement.

“I regard it [the Constitution] as the work of the purest patriots and wisest statesmen that ever existed, aided by the smiles of a benignant [gracious] Providence…it almost appears a Divine interposition in our behalf….”  Daniel Webster

“I have so much faith in the general government of the world by Providence that I can hardly conceive a transaction of such momentous importance [as the framing of the Constitution]…should be suffered to pass without being in some degree influenced, guided, and governed by that…beneficent Ruler in whom all inferior spirits live and move and have their being.”  Benjamin Franklin

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AND A WISE WARNING FROM
A WISE AND BRILLIANT PATRIOT:

“To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt…. I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple.”  Thomas Jefferson

Itasca