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Constitution of the United States

"We say, that the Constitution of the United States is a glorious standard; it is founded in the wisdom of God. It is a heavenly banner' it is to all those who are privileged with the sweets of liberty. like the cooling shades and refreshing waters of a great rock in a thirsty and weary land. It is like a great tree under whose branches men from every clime can be shielded from the burning rays of the sun." -- Joseph Smith
Anybody who knows me, knows my love for my Country, the law, science, philosophy, and Politics. This is due in large part to my experience with speech, debate, and a national civics education program known as "We The People" which were very competitive. From these experiences, I gained amateur knowledge of the civics of the country exceeding the average American.  With the excitement of the presidential race continuing to build, I find it necessary for me to share some of my insights on the Constitution of the United States. This document, the very heart of my Country, has such profound philosophical, moral, and ethical effects on any who try to live by its principle's. As a result of this, I shall write all posts in an objective manner. The goal of this series is to increase the general knowledge of the United States's Constitution piece by piece, "precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little," (Isaiah 28: 10) not to push anyone to one side or another. I am providing the insight, so you may know which sides (if any) with which you agree.
"In expounding the Constitution of the United States, every word must have its due force, and appropraite meaning; for it is evident from the whole instrument,that no word was unnecessarily used, or needlessly added... Every word appears to have been weighed with the utmost deliberation, and its force and effect to have been fully understood. No word in the instrument, therefore, can be rejected as superfluous or unmeaning..." -- Cheif Justice Taney (Holmes v. Jennison)
 As the first impression of the Constitution, The Preamble of this sacred document highlights, goals to which we as Americans have pledged. I hope to enhance and inspire those who read this to understand more fully what it means to be "We, the People of the United States."

Article I: Legislative Branch

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Article II: Executive Branch

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Article II: Judicial Branch

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Article IV: States

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Article V: Amendments

Article VI: Other Terms and Conditions

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Article VII: Ratification


Bill of Rights: In most States Constitutions at the time, these were lined out in the first article of their constitutions.

Amendment I:

Amendment II:

Amendment III:

Amendment IV:

Amendment V:

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Amendment IX:

Amendment X:

(Amendment XXVII)

Other Amendments:

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Amendment XIX:

Amendment XX:

Amendment XXI:

Amendment XXII:

Amendment XXIII:

Amendment XXIV:

Amendment XXV:

Amendment XXVI:

Amendment XXVII:

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