Description The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. The Constitution is the framework for the organization of the United States government and for the relationship of the federal government with the states, citizens, and all people within the United States. The Constitution creates the three branches of the national government: a legislature, the bicameral Congress; an executive branch led by the President; and a judicial branch headed by the Supreme Court. The Constitution specifies the powers and duties of each branch. The Constitution reserves all unenumerated powers to the respective states and the people, thereby establishing the federal system of government. The Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and ratified by conventions in each U.S. state in the name of 'The People'. The Constitution has been amended twenty-seven times; the first ten amendments are known as the Bill of Rights. The United States Constitution is the oldest written constitution still in use by any nation in the world, although the Statutes of 1600, the principal part of San Marino's Constitution, is older. The Constitution holds a central place in United States law and political culture. Wikipedia. This is an image of a painting by Howard Chandler Christy (1873-1952). George Washington, who presided over the convention, is the figure standing on the dais. The central figures of the portrait are Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin and James Madison. The image was obtained from: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Scene_at_the_Signing_of_the_Constitution_of_the_United_States.png. This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States Federal Government. This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.
Richard Eslinger, Farmington Hills, Michigan Member Since January 2011 Artist Statement After 27 years as an engineer and computer support specialist I’ve retired to do some fun stuff. I work in a trophy and awards shop, Great Lakes Trophies and Engraving in Garden City Michigan (greatlakestrophies.com), building and assembling recognition awards, which are really a kind of art. I am also pursuing a number of personal art projects that give me great satisfaction.
I do carvings in stone, known as petroglyphs, using hand-held power tools. If you are interested in me doing a piece for you, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also use graphics software to produce images for the posters and framed prints you can see in my galleries here at Imagekind, www.rmeslinger.imagekind.com/.
I also enjoy working in my yard, barbequing and smoking great food. I live in Farmington Hills Michigan with my wife, Karen, and father-in-law, Bill.