September 17th is Constitution Day. Do you know what rights are guaranteed to you by our Constitution? Well, actually, they’re set forth in the Constitution, and guaranteed to you by the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States, and are willing to fight to defend them. Without those patriots, all we have is a very old piece of paper.
If you don’t know what rights are listed there, how will you know if they’re infringed? Constitution Day seems a good time for a review. Read our Constitution.
They are NOT, as President Obama called them, “privileges.” (Although that gives you a pretty good idea how much – or little – respect he has for them, and how interested he is in securing or upholding them.) Rather, they are “inalienable RIGHTS,” endowed by our Creator, as set forth in another of our founding documents, the Declaration of Independence.
Watch this entertaining video for a crash course about the early political scene in the United States. You’ll see many similarities to today!
On September 17, 1787, our nation’s founding fathers met to sign the document they had drafted in the preceding weeks of the Constitutional Convention.
Referencing the system of government outlined and established in this Constitution, Benjamin Franklin wrote that he was amazed “to find [it] approaching so near to perfection as it does; and I think it will astonish our enemies.”
And to the degree that…