The Washington Post
By Tatianna Rowlett
The Articles of Confederation are abolished!
Once using the "Articles of Confederation," these great states have converted to a new set of laws that speak volumes within our communities.
Among the great peoples of the Constitutional Convention of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sir George Washington and Sir James Madison are the most revered and respected. Among many others' ideals, a new plan for the change of government is upon us!
Our Three Branches of Government
Now, we are given the structural three equally authoritative branches: judicial, legislative, and executive. These are all used in union to establish, evaluate, and enforce the laws of our founding fathers.
The great peoples of the Convention share their minds!
"There is as yet no liberty if the power of judging be not separated from legislative power and the executrix," says Sir Montesquieu of the time of Enlightenment
The wrongs of the Articles of Confederation
Furthermore, and the most intolerable of these, is the inequality among the states regarding their number of votes, negligent of the population of that state. And finally, the inexcusable absence of a stable, equally powered, and like-minded government. Lacking the judicial and executive branches, we are unable to establish the prosperous communities in which we need cemented in this growing nation.
One slave, only 3/5 of a man
Or more expansively, for every five bondsman, only three are accounted for. This documentation was a proposal to the states by Sir Madison concerning the Virginia Plan, on the year 1787.
This monumental Bill of Rights
On the faithful day of December 15, 1791, this document was set in stone upon the principles in so which it states that the order of the government may not withhold our liberties to the freedom of speech and press, the right to bear arms, and several other freedoms laid upon the withering soul of our nation.
"Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth." -George Washington
The government in which we would have stood wearily beneath, has taught us as Americans a lesson that require no speech. It is, in fact, the triumphant acts of warriors, that these words are not written in vain.
And so be it that God and his merciful hand had endowed us with the knowledge to be not the servants of a king, but his servants nonetheless. It is by his bindings that we here today breathe in relief.
"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." -James Madison
My positions in this world are not as significant as that of yours. The people who have made this possible stand taller and bolder than I. From what I can convey of this wounded place, is the nature of the violence and chaos that overtook it. Yet, bravery and triumph are the stepping stones to our freedom.
Placed upon this country is not the plain look of defeat, but the courtesies of God and his followers. I had founded the Constitution in the hopes of gaining understanding from these persons. The graves of the dead are buried deep under this sky of ashes and the pain that flows in them. We are not a grieving people, but a victorious people, our lives crafted in the golds and silvers of the earth, although not living lavishly, freedom rings as loud as our hearts.