Wednesday, May 20, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 20, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Insight May New Texas PageSA The making of the United States Constitution EDITORS NOTE In the United States of America were united more In theory than In This first of a series of ar ticles on the Constitution describes the disar ray among the slates that brought Americas greatest thinkers to Philadelphia 200 years ago this spring in an effort to form a more perfect By SID MOODY AP Newsfeaturcs Writer the leading political figures believed in the supremacy of charters of fundamental They believed the people were The not the colonial had chosen the delegates to the Continental But a people who had felt the oppression of the Stamp Act and had dumped the Lea into Boston Harbor was wary of anything that smacked of national In Congress tried to amend the Ar ticles to let Congress impose a 5 duty on imports to pay off the national Rhode Island money was becoming a critical factor in New Rhode Island passed a law requir ing creditors to accept paper In jails in the rural western part of the slate were filling up with doblridden farmers who couldnt pay their When the legislature in Boston ad journed in 178G without easing civil war Daniel a farmer and lonner captain during the raised a force of They marched on the armory at Springfield but were dispersed by militia with the loss of four But Shays Rebellion was a clear signal that the government was not that a breakdown of law and order and even of the new nation was a distinct There were no political parties as such in those But there were political schools of Two of the most dominant ones were the those who favored some form of strong national and the those who thought the Articles were as far as they would go toward centralized James Madison of Virginia arid Alexander Hamilton of New York were both men of great intellect and political They were also Into this stew of Spanish Dan Shays worthless money and politl toss in George Washingtons Washington was president of the Potomac Navigation The former commanderinchief was one of the richest landowners In the He had also surveyed along the frontier as a It was his dream to extend a canal system from the Potomac River into the Ohio was at the mercy of Maryland regarding the The river was wholly within Marylands The two stales met in March at Washingtons manse at Mount Vernon to talk it Maryland suggested inviting Pennsylvania and Delaware to a meeting to discuss an enlarged trade This gave Madison his Why not ask all the states to a convention to consider updating the Articles to current economic realities The Virginia legislature thereupon extend ed an invitation to all 13 states to meet in the Maryland port of Annapolis in September Nine slates but only delegates from New New Pennsylvania and Virginia arriv ed in They included both Madison and Hamilton had been born in the West Indies to a woman who had left her husband and was living with the obscure son of a Scottish Hamilton had come to married into the wealthy Schuyler family in New York and served as an aide to He had seen heroic action in the climactic siege of the British arrny at He was brilliant and controver Madison known as Jemmy was no bigger than half a piece of But he was a close friend of Thomas had been a key supporter of Jeffersons bill establishing religious freedom in and negotiated the ceding of his states huge land It fell to Hamilton to a report of the Annapolis Convention submitted on September The report asked all the states to come to yet another this one in Philadelphia on the second Monday of the following The purpose would be to discuss commercial to be But delegates would be free as well to bring up any subject necessary to render the con stitution of the Federal Government ade quate to the exigencies of the The Confederation Congress in New York did what legislative bodies often do when confronted with hard But Virginia had been busily inviting her sister slates and several had accepte on February Congress acted and issued its own invitation to But it stop ped well short of what Hamilton and Madison had in The states were to meet in Congress for the sole arid express purpose of revising Ihe Articles of Confederation and reporting to Congress arid the several legislatures such alterations Congresss invitation did not once mention Ihe summons of the Annapolis convention But the stales would have a choice at Philadelphia stick with the Articles which were not tear up everything and slart all over Twelve of the slates said they were com ing to Only Rhode afraid of what the convention might do about paper stayed eight of those 12 state delegations were told to act under the terms of the Annapolis in In later historians have wondered what might have happened at or even If Daniel Shays had not exposed the national government for the weakling It Or If the Constitutional Con vention had been held several years later when another the had Would the Founding Pathers have embraced the power of the people so readily against a backdrop of the Paris mob and the guillotines Those are What is Important to note is lhat the while alive and well at this very is also the result of the history of the year of its the year Continued from Page 3A Aven said he is in the process of filing a petition in 25th District Court requesting ter mination of the parentchild relationship in the The suit lists Aven as the petitioner against the unknown parents of Jane a female abandoned at Any case of child abuse or neglect is a criminal but it would be up to the district attorneys office to decide on what prosecution measures to take concerning the parents If they are Aven According to Guadalupe County District Attorney Bud the aban donment could be prosecuted as either a Class A misdemeanor or a third degree Kirkendall outlined the possible charges that could effect both parents if they are A Texas Statute of abandoning or endangering a subsection B A person commits an offense having care or control of a child under the age of he intentionally abandons the child in any place under circumstances that would expose the child to an unreasonable risk of Subsection an offense under subsection B of this section Is a felony of the third if the actor abandons the child under circumstances that a reasonable person would believe would place the child in imminent bodily injury or physical or mental The penalty for a class A misdemeanor is a fine up to or imprisonment for up to one year or A third class felony carries a penalty of prison confinement of from two to 10 years or a fine of up to or This is a normal procedure in cases like Aven We have the authority to pick up any child who Is a victim of abuse or Placing the Infant In a foster home will give us time to locate the parents if we If we cant locate we could assume permanent custody at the pleasure of the Aven believes the only good thing about all of this is that the infant is well and alive 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