Saturday, September 17, 2011

Happy Birthday, U.S. Constitution!

“While a constitution may set forth rights and liberties, only the citizens can maintain and guarantee those freedoms. Active and informed citizenship is not just a right; it is a duty.” ~ Ronald Reagan, September 17, 1981 (Constitution Day)

You probably won't hear a lot about it today. Rest assured, Google won't create a 'doodle' for it. Nonetheless, today we celebrate the 224th anniversary for the passage of our Constitution.  "Let us rededicate ourselves to our Founding Principles."

Here's a message from the former Attorney General under Ronald Reagan, Ed Meese, on how important the preservation of the Constitution is, now more than ever:

The Constitution of the United States of America has endured over two centuries. It remains the object of reverence for nearly all Americans and an object of admiration by peoples around the world. Unfortunately, the assault by 20th century liberal theorists and activist judges has seriously undermined respect for America’s core principles, denigrating some constitutional rights they disagree with and making up others.

Fortunately, there has been a renewed interest in the Constitution in recent years, as Americans seek to understand the founding principles and enduring truths that form the bedrock of our chosen form of self-government. Clearly, the future of liberty depends on America reclaiming its constitutional first principles.

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