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Happy Constitution Day!

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.

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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…

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Obama Recognizes ‘Privileges’ Secured by Constitution

In a comment that perhaps reveals more than he would like it to, Obama’s Constitution Day remarks talk about the “privileges” granted by our Constitution, instead of the RIGHTS our Founding Fathers wrote there to secure them for posterity.

This distinction, while it may not seem important to some, is crucial to understanding how the President views our Constitution. Clearly, viewing them as “privileges” would mean he sees the document as merely “advisory,” explaining why he often ignores it, instead of recognizing it as the Supreme Law of the Land, which it has always been.

As an attorney who has studied the Constitution, it scares me to think that this man has taught this view of our Constitution to hundreds, maybe thousands, of today’s lawyers. He calls himself a Constitutional Law professor, yet his ideas about the meaning of the document fly in the face of the writers’ intent.

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“The natural cure for an ill-administration, in a popular or representative constitution, is a change of men.” –Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 21, 1787

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Obama Recognizes ‘Privileges’ Secured by Constitution

Constitution Day didn’t go without notice at the White House. Barack Obama issued a statement Wednesday celebrating the day by saying, ““Our Constitution reflects the values we cherish as a people and the ideals we strive for as a society. It secures the privileges we enjoy as citizens.”

Correction: The Constitution secures our rights. But for Obama to call them “privileges” is revealing of his statist purposes. He views executive power as something to be wielded to bring goodies justice to favored constituencies the oppressed. And to belittle our rights as merely privileges, he implies they can be taken away. That’s a dangerous and
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Maybe the President should read his own whitehouse.gov web site. It gets the Constitution right!