Friday, July 2, 2010

Today In History - The U.S. Constitution Is Born

I don't mean that the U.S. Constitution was thought of today for the first time, nor that it was framed today, but that today, July 2, in 1788, was the day the Congress of the Confederation (our initial government acted under the Articles of Confederation of independent states) learned that the New Hampshire ratifying committee had reconvened and had ratified the Constitution. Thus, nine states had then ratified the Constitution and that was all that was needed to make it the law of the land. It was adopted as such on this day in 1788. Of course, other states ratified it later, but it had become the law of the land as of this date, July 2, 1788. The Congress of the Confederation then started a committee to implement the new Constitutional Government. Our Constitution is the oldest working actual constitution in the histroy of the world.

References:

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_history.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_drafting_and_ratification_of_the_United_States_Constitution

http://www.barefootsworld.net/constit9.html

All the best,
Glenn B

Want To Help The Economy - Then Quit Your Job & Collect Unemployment Insurance

Now, while the title of this piece may seem far fetched to each and everyone of you who reads it it makes absolute sense as per things said in a recent speech made by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosis within recent days. Well that is dependent, of course, upon whether or not what Speaker Peolsi made any sense at all that, regarding unemployment insurance, it "...creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name". The quote is in context of the rest of her speech. So, why don't we all just quit our jobs and go on unemployment if she is right and why isn't the economy getting better and the number of jobs being filled actually going up as more and more people find themselves on unemployment lines. Could you imagine what would have been the outcry across the MudSlingingMedia and the leftist community had GWB said this!

Listen to the rest of what she had to say then decide for yourself about her statements and her intelligence. As for me, I think unemployment benefits are a good thing to help folks out, but also believe they should be limited in duration and that people should truly need to prove they have been actively seeking employment, of any legal type, in order to keep receiving them during their duration. As for Speaker Pelosi, she once again has shown herself to be, in my opinion, a blithering idiot. She is probably the most idiotic politician I have ever seen in my lifetime even though she has been getting some stiff competition from other politicians lately.



I have got to wonder, how on earth does she keep getting reelected!

All the best,
Glenn B
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