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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Well, Did You?

The place was Philadelphia.  The date was September 17, 1787.  The event, well, it was a convention.  Yes, they had those back then, too.  At the conclusion of this "convention" there was a pretty impressive document signed by 38 people.  Potentially, there could have been 41, but only 38 were present.  This document was the U. S. Constitution.  


Now, I know you've got to be familiar with at least part of it, the preamble.  It goes like this:


"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."


Have you ever REALLY thought about what those words mean?  Essentially, it is historical evidence of what our founding fathers meant by all of the Amendments and Articles that follow the Preamble, and what they hoped each one would achieve.


There are articles that break down each branch of the government by who they are, what they do and who they report to.  The amendments cover everything from the freedom of religion, press and expression to the most recent which discusses limiting congressional pay.  That one was signed and added to the Constitution in 1992.


All through the Constitution, there are multiple references to voting and voting rights.  So, if you are a registered voter, in the state of Georgia, today, July 20, 2010, you have the right to vote in the Primary Election.  It is your right!  If you are not registered, then go to your local Board of Elections and make sure you are registered in time to vote in the General Election in November.


Study your candidates!  Don't just vote for one of them because the have the right party affiliation.  Vote for the person that you can honestly say without any prolonged thought, that you feel from your heart, is the right person for the job.


The primary elections are party specific, but there are still a lot of people to choose from in most of the categories.  Again, you still want the person that you think is best for the job.  When the general election rolls around in November, then you can step away from total party affiliation and vote for the one that you just have the "gut" feeling about them and what they hope to achieve.


I'm not going to linger or give you any more history to digest, but I do have one request.


Read this next part out loud and think about what it means, and then go exercise your right to cast a ballot for the candidates of YOUR choice!


"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."


Good!  Now, GO VOTE!!!!!


Off to the polls!
Kaye



1 Corinthians 2:9-16 (English Standard Version)

"9But, as it is written, (A) "What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has(B) prepared(C) for those who love him"—
 10these things(D) God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even(E) the depths of God.
 11For who knows a person’s thoughts(F) except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
12Now(G) we have received not(H) the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.
13And we impart this(I) in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit,(J)interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.[a]
14The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are(K) folly to him, and(L) he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.
15The(M) spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one.
16(N) "For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?" But(O) we have the mind of Christ.