The U.S. Constitution Sleeps In An Atomic Bomb-proof Strongbox

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The National Archives building in Washington, D.C. houses some of the United States’ most foundational texts, including the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. These three documents are collectively known as the Charters of Freedom, and could be the most closely guarded pieces of paper on the planet. During the day these important texts are available for public viewing under bulletproof glass and constant guard. But every night (and at the press of a button, ...  View More
January 28, 2017 Jason

Costa Rica Is Forbidden To Have An Army. By Its Own Constitution.

On December 1, 1948, President JosĂ© Figueres Ferrer of Costa Rica abolished the military of Costa Rica after victory in the civil war in that year. In a ceremony in the Cuartel Bellavista, Figueres broke a wall with a mallet symbolizing an end to Costa Rica's military spirit. In 1949, the abolition of the military was introduced in Article 12 of the Costa Rican Constitution. The budget previously dedicated to the military now is dedicated to security, education and culture. Costa Rica maintains ...  View More
October 22, 2016 Jessica