This day of May 25 stands as a day of significance in the history of our country. In 1787, delegates from every state of the newly formed 13 independent states, except Rhode Island, met in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. There, they began to consider amendments to the Articles of the Confederation.
It was a heated debate. Some wanted a document that gave more power to the Federal government, while others argued that a strong federal government would mean taking power from the states.
The delegates finally reached an agreement on the wording of the Constitution to satisfy both concerns. This Constitution was agreed upon on September 17,1787. That’s no 45 minutes of disagreement. It’s what you call “a long argument”!
To this day, there is continuing argument on how much the government should be doing versus states and individual rights. It sounds a lot like our Presidential candidate debates. Philosopher George Santayana reportedly once said that, “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it”. It’s been also quoted as “that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. The argument continues!
And for pic o’ day, I thought this was timely because of the NBA playoffs…