"Interpreted as it ought to be interpreted, the constitution is a Glorious Liberty Document!"
Frederick Douglass
[Frederick Baily] (1818-1895), escaped slave, Abolitionist, author, editor of the North Star and later the New National Era
in an antislavery oration delivered July 5, 1852
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Simple and straight forward, we hold this truth to be self evident !
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    With the goal being to enshrine (not grant) individual liberty, freedom and sovereignty, no finer document has ever been written.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    "...ought to be interpreted" is the pivotal phrase here, "glorious" indeed. Too bad the truth reveals that meaningful, FAITHFUL interpretation of the Constitution has nothing, at all, to do with FISA, the Patriot Act, Military Commissions Act, IRS, FEMA empowerment, the endless list of alphabet 'security' agencies or the infinitude of Presidential Decision Directives, Executive Orders and Findings issuing from the White House power-pooper on a near-daily basis, IRRESPECTIVE OF PARTY. Meanwhile, America just can't wait for football season and the imminent return of Twinkies.
     -- Mann, Kalamazoo     
    And when it is NOT interpreted as it ought to be interpreted, the constitution is STILL a glorious liberty document, just unrealized. The constitution today is essentially mute and without constituency. Time to declare anew the principles of Liberty and charter a fresh agreement of the People for the People and by the People.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    The U.S. Constitution is this nation's ONLY Supreme Rule of Law that all of our public representatives take a sacred oath and make a contract to fully uphold and adhere to.
    We the People are granted the power to remove them from office when they violate, usurp and abrogate their oath and sacred vow and covenant by going to the polls and voting them out of office.
     -- Mary - MI     
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