In 1887, delegates from the states were sent to Philadelphia to examine weaknesses in a document called the Articles of Confederation. They were a set of loose agreements between the states that served to provide for basic governance within the country. Instead of addressing the weaknesses and tweaking them to be a little better, these men created what British Prime Minister Gladstone said was, “the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man.” The work they created was the Constitution of the United States, a document that governs our nation and provides a supreme legal basis for the operations of our country.
There were several components to the Constitution including the election and operation of the congress, the president, the judiciary, guarantee of a republican form of government to the states, an amendment process, recognition of the supremacy of the Constitution, and a ratification process.
After the constitution was ratified, various amendments to the constitution were passed. The first 10 that passed were part of an initial body of many suggestions to protect the natural rights of citizens from the government. These 10 amendments are called the Bill of Rights and include things such as guarantees on freedom of speech, religion, and press; right to keep and bear arms; the right to a jury trial; etc…
If you haven’t read the U.S. Constitution or Bill of Rights since high school, it is recommended that you take another look at them and reacquaint yourself with these documents. Not only are they the foundation for operations within our country, but they can help you understand what your rights are, especially in a time when our rights are often trampled on.
In all societies, government power tends to build and overstep itself at times. Our court system is designed to ensure your rights under the law are not violated. As a law firm, it is our purpose to be your strong advocate and protect your rights within all the protections the law affords you.
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