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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 20, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Insight Wednesday May 20 !9R/    Herald /Bltung Mea Braunfels Texas    PSQ*    SAThe making of the United States Constitution KHUON S NO I F, In 1787 th** I nib-d '• des of Artierir a were united more in ttieory than in fat I I ins firs! of a set ies rd ar ti' Ins on the Constitution fie nr ib**v ttie rlisar ray among the lev that brought tm' na greatest thinker to Philadelphia »o war ago this spring in in effort to form a nor* portent union H , SIO MOODY *■ P Newsfeatures Writer F iii thro moie the leading political figntr behoved in the supremacy rd constitutions <1 triers of fundamental lav • They hell*' od 1 »• people were soveieign I tie people not ti>* colonial governments had chosen tin 1 legates to ttie Continental Congresser Put people who tiart felt the oppression o ♦ tm* • imp Act and had dumped lite fen into Huston Harbor was wary of acytt rig tin* oar ked rd national taxation in I/HI Congress tried to amend ti** Ai ies to let < ringress impose a i pere eld duty iii imports iii pay off the natior ii debt ti bode Island vetoed Nonetheles    r* rn»rm**, as hemming a critical factor in Ne,* f nglarid Khode Island passed a la a r«*f|uu mg < i editor s to accept paper money In Massachusetts jails in tim turn ■ "st r*i 0 pal f of (tie stair- '.err- filling up 1 d* -bt ii ideo farmer who cotildn t pay tti**i-* ditot When die legislature in Huston ar! Mimed in 17W. vv it tm nit easing credit < iv! ii threatened Hamel Shays a farmer am! oui ,'plain during the Kc oiutirm tai erl a force rd i ami followers They nr a re fred r»ii the aimorv it springfield hut were di !<»*t cd ion i • itll ti(e loss of font lives Hut am to 'hellion wa- a clear un i I tint da- grrvernment w as not wot king dec a . f akdo a ii rd id a and ut der’and e . - r • new nation a a-- a distinct possibility I herr* wete no political parties as su*h lr • i ,C la. I' d there eie political r ia,.I! ol thought I wr, rd tho most dominant one -ere tti»* Federalists those Aho favored -uru- form oi strong national government rid (hr- anti Federalists those Aim thought die Articles wet*- as far as do would g > a arri centralized gover nmerit .lames Madison of V irginia and Alexander Hamilton of -ow A or k were both men rd groat intellect and political skill They were tho I- eder absis Into dos ste a rd Spanish do eats Hat Shays' musket -aruthless money and polit! cianscholars to ii George Washington *lreams V\n hmg'on was pre ident rd the Potomac Navigation Company the former ommanrler in etiief was one rd ttie richest andowrieis in ttie nation ll*- had also air voyed along the frontier as a youth lf * as his dream lf* extend a canal system from the i‘otomae River info the Oh’ > V alley Virginia, however was af the mercy r,f Maryland regardirig the I’oforr ie t he river was wholly within .Maryland s borders Ihe two states met in M neb I ,H uh Washington s manse at Mount Vernon tri talk if over Vlarylanrl suggested inviting Pennsylvania and Delaware to a meeting to discus an enlarged trade n» .vork I to gave Martison ms chance VVhy not ask all the states to a ( (invention to con Ider updating the Article to current economic realities ’ I he V ir gmia leg slature thereupon extend eft ar» Iriv11 ition t»> ill 1 I states to meet in the Marviarid port r,t \nriapohs u sept'miler /H*i \ i r (e st,ces accepted hut orth delegates from wa York New .Jersey Delaware Pennsylvania and Virginia arrived in tune I hey tar Hided troth Madison and Hamilton Hamilton had beep Corn in de* Wed Indies to a woman Aho had left I,cr husband arid va living with th** obscure son of i Sooth t nobleman Hamidon had come to America married into the vcalthy Schuyler family in Nev York arid served as in aide d Washington IU* h-»d seen heron achor n*h« clint.'(tic siege of the Brit ch ar rn v at YorktoAn He wa . brilliant and cond over Madison known as .terrine. was no b ager than half a piece of >ap But he was a close friend of I'horna* .Jefferson s had been a ke\ supporter of Jefferson s toll establishing religious freedom in Virginia and negotiated tile ceding of to state s huge land claims It fell to Hamilton to draft a report of the Annapolis < onveriti n submitted on september ll I (HH I fie report aked all the states to come to yet another convention this one in Philadelphia nn the second Monday of the following May The purpose would tie to discuss commercial problems to fie sure* Hut delegates would he free is well to tiring up any subject necessary to render the eon shtuhon of the Federal Government ade quate to the exigencies 'if ttie I mon The Confederation (ingress in New York did wfiat legislative bodies often do when confronted with hard choices Nothing Hut Virginia had been bushy inviting her sister states and several had aer epic F malty or February 21 ITR'* Congress acted and issue its own invitation to Philadelphia Hut it stop ped well short of chat Hamilton-md Madison had in mind 'I tie states a ere to meet in Philadelphia < (ingress said for the Soham! express purpose of revising ttie \rti< if*. of Confederation and reporting to Congress ai I the several legislator* •.-* * alter aeons t ringless . in. ration did riot once merit tor t ti#* summons o the Annapolis convent in? But f ti** state, a nu Id ha. a hose a! Philadelphia stick with the Art ic ies which were not working, or perhaps tear up everything and s»art all over gain I w rd - r* of ttie I J st ates said * hey a ere < rim mg til Philadelphia Only Rhode Island aft aid of what da* convention might do about paper money avert home Signify antlv eight rif ttiose ’ ‘ate rl»-l# gat OHS were fold lr, ill I ur'ic* ti e O I r    ic what rmgh‘ have happened at Philadelphia fir even Annapolis if Daniel Shays bar! not exposed the national government for the weakling it was Or if the f (institutional f ort ventiori ha(l tieen held several years later when another revolution the French had begun Would the Founding Fathers have Aven said he is in the process of filing a petition in '/Nth District t ourt requesting ter ruination of the parent child relationship in the c ase Ttie suit i st-. Aven as the petitioner against the unknown parents of Jane I roe a female abandoned at CVH Anv ca-.** of child abuse* or neglect is a criminal offense but it would tic- up to the district attorney s office to decide on what prose* ut ion measures to take concerning the parents if they are found," Aven said Af f ording to Guadalupe County District Attorney W f Bud" Kirkendall the ahan donrnent could h*- prosecuted as either a Class A misdemeanor or a third degree felony F.irkendall outlined ttie possible charges that could effect txith parents if they are caught A I eras Statute of abandoning or endangering a child subsection B says A person commits an offense if having custody care or control of a child under the age of Iii, he intentionally abandons the child n my pin* under cir* urristanres that wouldROSEMARIE GREGORYhas all fhp names and plac «>s in against a backdrop of the Paris mob and the guillotines'’ Those are conjectures What iv important to note is that the (onstitution while alive and well at this very moment is also the result of the history of the year of its birth the year A I) ITH? expose the child to an unreavmable risk of harm Subsection K however says an offense under subsection H of this se* tion is a felony of the third degree if the actor abandons the child under circumstant es that a reasonable pervm would believe would place the child in imminent bodily injury or physical or mental impairment The penalty for a class A misdemeanor is a fine up to $2 IMM) or imprivmment for up to one year or both A third ( lass felony carries a penalty of pnvm confinement of from two to IO years or a fine of up to Sn OOO or both This is a normal procedure in *avs like this Aven said We have the authority to pie k up any child who is a victim of abuse or neglect Placing the infant in a foster home will give us time to Iv ate the parents if we can If we can t locate them we could assume permanent custody at the pleasure of the courts " Aven believes the only good thing about ah Of this is that the infant is well and alive and we ha-.e *ne option to provide a home and care Morristown, weekly in theHvrald-Ztitung embraced ti*- tower of ‘he people so readilyBaby__ Continued from Paqe JA BRUNER'S BESr|WISHES ^ "    ECSaM    oif    '87 100% Acrylic % rf 1** ■ J Sweater \ Va //,/    /'    'V 'JM * I Wii Ii] I S«*vpi .ii Styles Pa* ’el . and B i r < oiors • Size S \! 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