On this day 224 years ago, 39 of the 42 delegates at the Constitutional Convention adjourned the convention and signed the US Constitution, setting in motion the series of events that would lead to it's official ratification two years later. That document would go on to be the longest lasting continuous form of written government in the history of the world. Many people say the constitution has it's flaws, but it certainly represents a tremendous accomplishment in the long history of human civilization, and we'd be wise to return to it's safeguards of individual liberty today. So here's to you, framers! Ya dun' good.