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Opinion

Constitution has served us well for 200 years


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jun. 05, 2018 - 11:51 PM

When the 13 colonies decided to become a new free country and fight Britain, the total population was about 3 million. Of the 3 million, about 80,000 did the original fighting. 

More than 100,000 fled to other countries rather than fight for freedom. So few willing to fight, yet that few gave us the great country we are fighting to protect and save today.

So many dissidents, so much discord and in-fighting among Congress and the people causes one to wonder how many would stick it out today for freedom, liberty, and justice if things worsened to the point of actually choosing between the Constitution and majority rule. 

God-given, unalienable rights supposedly protected by Congress, the president, and the people, put in writing by our forefathers, are now being threatened by a few wanting majority rule and a life of dependency on government for their existence. Only God can give a right, not man.

We are not a democracy, we are a Constitutional Republic and because of that, the United States became the strongest, freest, and wealthiest nation in the world.

The most frightening thought ever to cross my mind is for the class of people now composing Congress to consider a Constitutional Convention. The one we should be living under has served us well for over 200 years and to change any word in it by our so-called representatives should make any patriot fighting mad. 

To use an old, much-used adage "If it ain't broke don't fix it."

Keith Crosby
Newnan