"The Constitution is the guide, which I never will abandon." ~ George WashingtonConstitutional conservative Ted Cruz delivered the following message for Constitution Day 2016, commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, 229 years ago today:
The revolutionary document agreed to on Sept. 17, 1787 set forth two transformative premises. #ConstitutionDay2016 https://t.co/eHAQ4TsOUW— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) September 16, 2016First, our rights come from God — not king, queens, or even presidents. #ConstitutionDay2016 https://t.co/hrhM6zyUfB— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) September 16, 2016Second, sovereignty resides with #WeThePeople. Legitimate government exists only by the consent of the governed. https://t.co/hrhM6zyUfB— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) September 16, 2016As we celebrate the United States #Constitution, it's important to remember the freedoms it was designed to protect. https://t.co/eHAQ4TsOUW— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) September 16, 2016When govt is limited - rights are protected, the rule of law honored, & freedom allowed to flourish #ConstitutionDay https://t.co/eHAQ4TsOUW— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) September 17, 2016
TheResurgent: The Constitution comprises the “holy trinity” of founding documents, including the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights. Schools receiving public funding must acknowledge the holiday each calendar year.
Not surprisingly, the Constitution has been disparaged as “your little book” or “a charter of negative liberties.” Why? Grievance mongers far removed from hardship see dollar signs and media buzz if they question this document. It’s quite shameful.
Is the Constitution perfect? No–nothing is perfect. But compared to the rest of the world, no other document is sacred nor representative of freedom than this founding document is.
However imperfect the Constitution may be, it guarantees Americans innumerable rights unseen throughout the world. What other countries prize and tout free speech as much as the U.S. does? How about gun rights? No other country out there boasts a document ensuring the right to keep and bear arms. And so on. The ratification of various amendments to the U.S. Constitution has corrected many ills — further challenging us to aspire for more freedom.
The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution reads, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
I’ll take an imperfect freedom-oriented U.S. Constitution over a tyrannical Soviet Constitution, any day.
Happy Constitution Day, everyone!