The Architects of Truth, Justice, and the American Way

October 3, 2010
By gleekster14 GOLD, San Angelo, Texas
gleekster14 GOLD, San Angelo, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
" I still belive, in spite of everything, people are truly good at heart."

“We the people….” Unity would empower the prosperity of our neophyte nation. “I do declare ….” A vain heart poisoned with greed would’ve obliterated our small but proud 13 colonies, leaving one last feeble scrap of dignity. Two contradictions of leadership. These two ideals could not nor would they coincide.

These demising differences led to the formation of a new identity with its own particular dream of independence. 55 delegates to the constitutional convention sat down in independence hall to begin the composition with the set of standards that would forever define our nation’s morality.

The founding fathers took their seats with the ideal of a government for the people, by the people. The founding fathers believed that for any land the power ultimately vested in its inhabitants.
After a century of limitation from the British, the U.S. was not willing to be constricted yet again. The founding fathers were on a tumultuous quest to unravel freedom under a brooding cloud of unreason.

The colonist’s opinions had been lost due from the oppression of the British. Where was our voice? The voice of reason had suddenly lost its sound. The founding fathers inscribed, between the lines of the constitution, a tongue that would always speak truth and justice. If each heart had their opinions voiced, this would ensure domestic tranquility.

The delegates attempted to waft the impartial scent of law and order throughout the country to rebuke unlawful judgment and indictment. With an equal distribution of power, unjust would never collapse on our system.

The founding fathers wanted to protect personal liberties. They promised a leader of strong moral and to be of good conscious. They promised all of man’s basic rights: respect and protection. With the strong script of the constitution; they made sure the people would have their say in how their government was being directed. As one power untied, we could stray away from any tyranny.

But they also believed that true freedom was not found from a sacred document but from the minds and spirits of the people. The constitution was the model of moral excellence for all members of the country. If they were ever to stray away from virtue then their own liberty could perish. We the people could lose the liberty these men honorably fought and died for due to being tangled in their own high hubris’s. These patrons of freedom had faith that with this declaration of moral uprightness, its people would always find justice.

The founding father’s concept of government was one of direction and guidance for the people of our nation. They wanted to inspire fellow Americans to not be afraid to fight for what’s right. To find it within yourself to make the right decisions, constitutional decisions, and preserve your own personal liberty.

The author's comments:
I wrote this piece as an entry for an essay contest. The first essay contest I had actually entered. The topic for this essay contest was," Why did the Founding Fathers Write the Constitution?" I was thankfully introduced to this contest from my teacher at a summer writing program for teens I attended. I couldn't wait to spend my pen and paper at essay writing and the dream of winning my very first writing contest was too magical to be denied. The sponsors had left small pamphlets containing all of our nation's historical documents that unlocked freedom to all. I read through the entire Constitution of the United States of America, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. To decode the thoughts of these architects of freedom, I read comments left my some of the founding fathers. From these feelings toward government and virtue, I was able to create my piece. I was limited to 500 words which turned out to be easier for me to meet than supersede. My 8th grade English teacher says,''creative genious'', but a few of my thoughts were forced to stay swirling in a cyclone of imagery. I was a bit discouaraged at first seeing the pamplet's containers empty around town and understanding other people were seriusly entering this contest. But I submitted my work and waited a few seat-clenching weeks for the results. I won! I won! I won! I was so shocked and surprised I couldn't lay still without falling off the seat, I had been clinging to since the submisson! The awards ceremony was postponed and is set to occur October 12. The problem is I have marching band practice that same day and I might have to miss to receive my award and the cash reward. I'm definitely choosing the awards ceremony over grueling and energy-consuming band practice. Not that it's not fun ,but there'll be food and drink at this award ceremony. I hope you enjoy this piece and perhaps read the constitution sometime and remember all the liberties that you have been given. Remember to uphold them and never let them be requitted due to your own immorality.

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This article has 4 comments.

scline said...
on Oct. 15 2010 at 9:34 pm
Very interesting and such deep understanding of what freedom is really supposed to be.  I really enjoyed reading something uplifting.

cmoore said...
on Oct. 15 2010 at 1:06 pm
Amazing. What a gifted writer.

ejoyce said...
on Oct. 15 2010 at 11:59 am
He truly has a gift for putting his thoughts to paper. Outstanding work!

celliott said...
on Oct. 15 2010 at 7:10 am
This article gives new hope to a generation of exhausted, overworked teachers.  It demonstrates that a 14 year old student can not see, but appreciate, and can verbalize strong feelings of patriotism on such an important topic.  Great job young man! 


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