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The U. S. Constitution | The Bill of Rights | Amendments 11-27


The intent of this website is to remind you to think about the actual meaning of the United States Constitution. Don't let anyone convince you that only a constitutional scholar can understand it's true meaning. Although there is specific legal terminology in Article 1, Section 9, the majority of the U. S. Constitution is written in pretty simple language, anyone can understand it.

The U S Constitution is a written document, signed by the first state representatives and the legislatures of every state that has joined the Union since that time. It is not a living, breathing document that automatically changes with the times. It is a living, breathing document that we can change any time we want through the amendment process, as defined in Article 5 of the U S Constitution. It is a written document that means what it says.

Neither federal, state, nor local laws overwrite it.

Nowhere does the U S Constitution say it can or should be interpreted according to "original intent", nor does it give the Judiciary the power to "interpret" it's meaning. Article 5 of the Constitution states that it requires 2/3 of both houses of Congress, or the legislatures of 2/3 of the states to propose amendments, and those amendments must be ratified by the legislatures of 3/4 of the states to become a part of the Constitution.

It delegates Federal powers specifically in Article 1, Section 8 and specifies limits to the same in Article 1, Section 9. Amendment 10 of the Bill Of Rights clarifies limits to Federal power:

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people". Amendment 10 - ratified December 15, 1791

Read it and decide for yourself.

Contact us at don@theusconstitution.online.

Author Don Thayer

My name is Don Thayer, I've lived in Northwest Colorado for 22 years. For several years I planned on designing a moderate political website, to counter the Liberal and Conservative sites that give only one side of the argument. I constantly procrastinated because I didn't want to waste my time and effort simply to vent my own frustrations about the political partisanship in this country. Most Americans already side with either Democrats or Republicans, and I feel partisanship today is strong enough that any effort to bring both sides together is wasted. But when Democrats began their assault on gun ownership rights (2012), I decided not to sit by silently and watch it happen. If my time is wasted, that's too bad, at least I've made an effort.

Ultimately, after realizing opinions are set in stone, regardless of what the law says, I decided to simply emphasize the facts and let everyone decide for themselves. Too many Americans today, both Liberals and Conservatives, believe the U S Constitution doesn't really matter, sometimes new laws must be passed because of the importance of the issue.

In Feb 2014, I published a book that simply emphasizes the text of the Constitution as it was written. Click the link at the top of the page for a free PDF copy, or to buy a signed paperback or hardcover copy.