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September 14, 2022 - 00:00

Editor’s Note: The following letter refers to a column published in the August 31 edition by Conrad Streigl.

Here we go again. Mr Striegl please get a copy of an American History book before you write another article. The 1776 convention was not a Constitutional Convention. It was the The General Congress Assembled that published the Declaration of Independence and later in 1776 they issued a committee of representatives of the original thirteen colonies the Second Continental Congress issued the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union and this was ratified March 1st, 1781 and became known as the Congress of Confederation. After the American Revolution and in order to amend the original Articles of Confederation a decision was made by delegates from the 12 states ( Rhode Island declining to attend), wrote the U.S> Constitution and signed it September 18th, 1787. It went into affect March 4th, 1789. Rhode Island approved it May 29th 1790. It was in 1787 that Ben Franklin said “A republic Madam, if you can keep it.”

I began teaching math later in my career, but I remember American History well.

Ron Bird Lakehills, TX