Constitution Day is a Federally designated holiday that commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or, by naturalization, have become citizens.
(TCL Note: It doesn't say..."recognize those who come into the country illegally and decide they are entitled to everything America has to offer".)
When Constitution Day falls on a weekend or on another holiday, schools and other institutions observe the holiday on an adjacent weekday. This year we celebrate today, Friday September 16, 2011.
Video Via: The Heritage Foundation
At a time in our history when the leaders of our country have practically shredded The United States Constitution in an effort to "Fundamentally Transform the United States of America", it is We The People's responsibility to take action. We must familiarize ourselves with our Founding Documents and resolve to hold our leaders accountable for adhereing to their principles. If they refuse, We must refuse to allow these leaders to remain in office by utilizing our right to vote under the Fifteenth Amendment to The Constitution.
10 Ways to Celebrate the Constitution listed at The Heritage Foundation:
- Read it.
- Pass out copies of pocket Constitutions to your friends and coworkers.
- Take a Constitution quiz online. Here and here.
- Learn about the Framers of the Constitution.
- Discover the ideas behind the Constitution.
- Learn about the threat posed by Judicial Activism.
- Make sure your kids understand the Constitution.
- Share what you know about the Constitution.
- Watch a movie about the Founding era.
- Spread the word in your local community.
Click here to get more information on the 10 Ways to Celebrate the Constitution. Links to help you are available at the website.
Read The United States Constitution
Read The Bill of Rights
Read about Our Founding Fathers
Speech by Charles Krauthammer at Hillsdale College during their Constitution Day program, followed by Q&A. (After you get to the page, double click on media you want to use to view video.
Begin at Minute 18:45)
Transcript of Rep. Paul Ryan's speech on the "Rule of Law" at Hillsdale College during their Constitution Day program.
Quote from Rep. Ryan:
"...The American idea unites liberty and law in a bond that must not be severed. America can win back the promise of individual liberty — a promise we have and continue to shed blood to defend. But the time has come to honor our Constitution’s limits on arbitrary bureaucracy and return the rule of law to the center of our government..."