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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

How cool would this be?

A researcher found a previously unknown draft of the Constitution written in James Wilson's own handwriting.
"This was the kind of moment historians dream about," said Toler, 30, a lawyer and founding president of the Constitutional Sources Project (, a nonprofit organization, based in Washington, that promotes an understanding of and access to U.S. Constitution documents.

"This was national scripture, a piece of our Constitution's history," she said of her find in November. "It was difficult to keep my hands from trembling."

As other researchers "realized what was happening, there was a sort of hushed awe that settled over the reading room," Toler said. "One of them said the hair on her arms stood on end."
Can you imagine being the one to find those papers? It would be a moment to treasure all one's life.


tfhr said...

"Can you imagine being the one to find those papers? It would be a moment to treasure all one's life."

Well not if your name is Barack Obama. In this 2001 WBEZ-FM radio interview, Illinois state senator and "senior lecturer" Obama said:

"But, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society. To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn't that radical. It didn't break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution, at least as it's been interpreted, and the Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can't do to you. Says what the federal government can't do to you, but doesn't say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf."

A Chicago politician wants to "break away from the constraints" of The Constitution. What could possibly go wrong?

Bachbone said...

Give Obama and his supporters a little time and they'll rework or circumvent every jot and tittle of the Founders' writings. They're well under way already.

Locomotive Breath said...

Constitution? We have a Constitution? Who knew?