Happy 225th Anniversary, America!
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, September 17, 2012
Today is the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
September 17 is recognized as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the creation and signing of the supreme law of the land and to honor and celebrate the privileges and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship for both native-born and naturalized citizens. Federal law requires that all schools receiving federal funds hold an educational program for their students on September 17 of each year.
On Sept. 17, 1987, the Census Bureau estimated the U.S. population was 243,636,172 at noon that day, the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. The first U.S. census in 1790 counted 3,929,214 residents.
Internet address: http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html.
Take note again, of the United States population in 1790 – 3,929,214.
Standing in stark contrast is the urban Atlanta, Georgia area with a 2012 population of 4,515,419 – which is the 9th most populous area in the nation.
The Detroit, Michigan urban area – as of the 2010 census – has a population of 3,734,090, and is the 11th most populated urban area in the nation, followed by the Phoenix–Mesa, AZ urban area with 3,629,114 inhabitants.
Now, ponder this for a moment:
Knowing that our nation is now significantly larger in population and area than when it began, is there any reason to suspect or imagine that we should have fewer laws, rules or regulations than when we first began?