"COTUS” is an acronym for “Constitution Of The United States.” The term “COTUS” was cited in print in 1948, but began to be popularly used since about 2000.
Similar acronyms include “POTUS” (President Of The United States), “PEOTUS” (President-Elect Of The United States), “FLOTUS” (First Lady Of The United States), “VPOTUS” (Vice President Of The United States), “SCOTUS” (Supreme Court Of The United States) and “TOTUS” (Teleprompter Of The United States).
Wikipedia: United States Constitution
The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. It 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 first three Articles of the Constitution establish 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. They also specify the powers and duties of each branch. All unenumerated powers are reserved 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”. It has been amended twenty-seven times; the first ten amendments are known as the Bill of Rights.
What does COTUS stand for?
Constitution of the United States
4 November 1948, Oakland (CA) Tribune, “Our Streets” by Earle Ennis, pg. A15, col. 6:
Not only did Washington proclaim a day of thanks for food, shelter and safety, but he proclaimed the day to give thanks for—THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES! This will startle a lot of folks today who do not think much of the COTUS, but it is true.
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This is a right of the people that can not be granted by the COTUS. The right existed well before the COTUS was written.
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> As I stated before there are no conflict of rights in the US
> Constitution. The drafters of the COTUS did an excellent job of
> defining our preexisting rights. The rights that every person in the
> world should be able to enjoy.
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From: Edmund E. Freeman
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 15:23:05 -0800
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The COTUS (Constitution of the United States) punts election standards to the states, and FL
punted it to the counties.
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