Brev. Brig. Gen'l
Member of the Year
- Feb 20, 2005
- Ocala, FL (as of December, 2015).
Still not an answer to Patrick Henry's question. You cannot say the people authorized a deviation from the specific instructions of the States Legislatures after the fact. In truth, this was a runaway convention of States that deprived its States of their Sovereignty and Confederation, replacing that Compact in their name, for a compact of consolidation in the name of the people of the United States. I'm suprised that these men who were guilty of hijacking the purpose of the Convention ( designing men behind curtains) were not arrested and brought up on charges. At least they didn't give us a Socialist government.
You're surprised? Really?
Have you read just how lousy the shape of the country under the Articles of Confederation? 13 spoiled brats, bickering and squabbling, one vetoing the other on just about everything?
The men who gathered at this convention were desperate to save the country, to not lose what they had fought and bled for.
They saved the nation and were rightly held in high esteem for doing so.