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"ABRIDGED" CONSTITUTION

Introduction To The Constitution (Abridged)

Article 1

Section 1: All legislative powers shall be vested in the Senate and House of Representatives.

Section 3: The Vice President shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless there is a tie vote.

Section 7: All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives, but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments.

Section 8: The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect taxes, Duties, Imports and Excises; to borrow money; to regulate Commerce; to coin Money; to establish Post Offices; to declare War; to raise and support Armies; to provide and maintain a Navy; to provide for calling forth the Militia (1) to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions.

Article 2

Section 1: Before the President accepts the office, he shall take the following oath, "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Section 2: The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy and of the Militia of the States, when called into Service. He shall have Power, by and with advice and consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided 2/3 of Senate concur.

Article 3

Section 1: The judicial power of the Untied States shall be vested in one Supreme Court and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.

Article 4

Section 2: The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens of the several States.

Article 6: The Senators, Representatives, members of State Legislatures, executive and judicial officers shall be bound to support the Constitution.

(1) Note: The militia referred to is every able bodied male age 17 to 45 under federal law (10 U.S.C. 311). It is not the National Guard which didn't even exist until 116 years after the Second Amendment was adopted.

You will note from the foregoing that the powers of the Congress, Senate and President are very limited. We the People have the right to determine the direction the country shall take.

It is your duty as a Citizen of the United States to take an active part in the governance of this country. It behooves you to obtain a copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights to learn your rights and duties because We the People should control the destiny of the only government in the history of mankind that provides its citizens the extent of freedom that our Constitution and Bill of Rights provides.