Brev. Brig. Gen'l
Member of the Year
- Feb 20, 2005
- Ocala, FL (as of December, 2015).
The point is, they had a convention, voted to ratify the Constitution, and then proposed amendments to it that eventually became the Bill of Rights, which had something to do with the creation of the document.So Rhode Island participated in the Constitutional Convention then? Neither your quote nor Dan's change the fact that Rhode Island did not participate in the creation of the Constitution, and so it cannot be truthfully said that it was created by all the people of all the States. Rhode Island agreed to it later, but had nothing to do with it's creation. The United States created a whole new govenment and adopted it without Rhode Island's input or participation. That is plain historic fact.
Show me the signer from Rhode Island on the Constitution.
The "12/13ths" comment is a tad misleading, in my own opinion and RI did have input.
That is the whole of the "plain historic fact."