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The Framework of the US Constitution - Revealed
Debra J.M. Smith
 
 

The Constitution of the United States of America is accurately written in all points. There is nothing in it that is not there for a reason, that is not written intelligently, that is not precisely presented. So why is it that numerous laws and court rulings have been based upon claims of penumbras (gray areas) existing in our Constitution?

 

How much easier it would be to hold our government to the true contextual meanings of the contents of our Constitution if our founding fathers had declared a framework for it! Yes, it surely would be if such were still acknowledged. As it turns out, there is a framework to our Constitution; it simply has been ‘overlooked’ for some time.

 

In the closing paragraph just before the signatures, the US Constitution states, “Done in convention by the unanimous consent of the states present the seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven and of the independence of the United States of America the twelfth. In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names.”

 

Notice the prepositional phrase of the independence of the United States of America the twelfth. When a prepositional phrase is joined to the rest of the sentence with the conjunction and, the little word and does an amazing thing. It joins that prepositional phrase with another prepositional phrase within the sentence, making it of equal value contextually and parallel to the other phrase in the writing.

 

When I broke the first sentence up into two complete thoughts, which it holds, I was then able to see both clearly. Just read the highlighted part of the closing paragraph and you will see the truth of our great nation, revealed. You will see the prepositional phrase, of the independence of the United States of America the twelfth, in its “full thought.” Then go back and read the entire paragraph to see how it fits together in the full contextual meaning of the sentence.
 
Done in convention by the unanimous consent of the states present the seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven and of the independence of the United States of America the twelfth. In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names.”  ---- We were in the 12th year of our independence.
 

The prepositional phrase is joined with the calendar year. This makes it of equal value contextually and parallel to the calendar year in the Constitution. With such, please consider the following:

 

1)     The calendar date of the signing shows the time span of the contract. The Constitution has a “beginning date”; there is no “ending date.” ----In the year of the independence of the United States of America the twelfth shows another specific time frame that is specified on the contract with a “beginning date” and no “ending date.”

 

2)      In the year of our Lord specifies a time that 1787 is in; and it holds foundational beliefs and truths of that time, which we are still in. ---- In the year of the independence of the United States of America specifies a time that the twelfth is in; and it holds foundational beliefs and truths of that time, which we are still in.

 

Let’s look at the parallelism of these two phrases:

 

      The closing paragraph has contained within it two phrases. To be read grammatically correctly, the reader needs to see them equal in contextual value and parallel to one-another. The latter phrase was not needed on a contract to make the contract legal; but, because of where it was placed, it became equal in worth to the contract as the first, making it also of equal legal binding worth. (A contract is not legally binding without a calendar date.)

 

      The phrase in the year of our Lord is a time of a covenant between The Lord and the church*, a time that The Lord’s church is in; it holds truths that her people (the church’s people) live by and are to adhere to, which are found in The Word of God. Hence, the phrase in the year of the independence of the United States of America is a time of a covenant between the United States of America and Americans, a time that America is in; it holds truths that her people live by and are to adhere to, which are found in The Declaration of Independence.

 

      Yes, there is a framework to the US Constitution that all laws in America are subject to, a framework that gives specific boundaries to: a) her laws and b) to the interpretations of those laws. That framework is the truths found in The Declaration of Independence. And our nation needs to respect that framework, as well as all that which is within it, and keep it in high regard. We call this patriotism.

 

     “…Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.”

 

      It is time that our government stops overlooking the framework of our Constitution or The United States of America will surely fall.

 

      © Copyright Debra J.M. Smith
Original Date -- June 27, 2006

*The church is made up of all true born again biblical believers. Though the Gregorian Calendar originated by a Roman Catholic, the "Lord" who is spoken of is the Jesus Christ of the Bible.

 
 

 

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