I set myself a goal of reading some classics as well as some of the important documents of history. I have been reading letters by some of the gentlemen that were participatory in the foundational documentation of the United States. It astonishes me how much thought was given to the decision to develop our own form of government. My respect for how the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were debated and created, has increased exponentially since beginning my reading. I highly recommend doing your own homework on this issue.