September 17-23 was proclaimed as Constitution Week when it was signed into Public Law.915 in 1956.Earlier than that, Abraham Lincoln said “ Our safety, our liberty, depends upon the preservation of the Constitution of the United States of the United States of America, as our fathers made inviolate. The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both the
Congress and the courts,not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the constitution. “
Signed 230 years agoon September 17, 1787, by 55 delegates to the Constitutional Congress in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, this Constitution has been a true guide our good.It has enabled usto prosper as a nation for many years.Recently however, it seems that some people have tried to change what those founding fathers wanted for the nation.The men who signed were well educated men of means , and many of them lost their lives and fortunes as a result of the signing.
Our Constitution is the oldest constitution still in active use in the word today and is the basic document of our republic.it is the cornerstone of our freedoms and was written to protect every American from the abuse of power by the government.
True, times have changed since the Constitution was written, but the basic facts of life have not.We need to be reminded what this country isall about.We must understand that the privileges we have come to expect also come with responsibilities.Our commitmentshould beto our government as well asour fellow men and women.We need to train our childrento be respectful citizens.We musthelp in improving our communities and come better citizens ourselves.
Fly your flag during ConstitutionWeek September 17-23, and be thankful that you live in America.