Constitution Day- September 17- Celebrate the Day!

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Constitution Day- September 17- Celebrate THIS Day!


Something so basic to our country, The Constitution of the United States was ratified on Preamble to the ConstitutionSeptember 17, 1787.  And, today we celebrate that day.

And, I am embarrassed to say that it has been since school (not sure which grade) that I last read the Constitution or the Amendments.   There was also a time when I could recite the Preamble to the Constitution.  (Think back, I’ll give you a clue…We the People of the United States….)

That is tantamount to saying that I’ve not looked or examined the foundation of my house since it was built, because the Constitution is our foundation upon which our country was built.
 

And of everyday importance to us are the Amendments to the Constitution, the first ten known as the Bill of Rights.  Why amendments?  

There were a good number of delegates who were concerned that our new government would infringe on the personal rights of its citizens as well as those of the individual states.  

 

What do we owe to Bill of Rights?  How about the Freedom of Speech?  The Right to Keep and Bear Arms? Unreasonable Search and Seizure?  The Right to a Speedy Trial!  No Cruel and Unusual Punishment!
 

And Amendment X reserves rights to the States or the people, those not prohibited by or delegated to the Constitution.

If you have a few minutes, go to the links above and read our Constitution of the United States, especially the Bill of Rights.  

 

And now that you’re not having to read it for school or a test, try reading it knowing what you know now, what you’ve seen, what you’ve experienced and with the wisdom that you have now.

 

Celebrate the Day- It’s Constitution Day!  

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Kathy,

Thank you for providing these links..we have all let this fall beside the wayside and just take for granted our rights and privileges.

Sep 16, 2013 09:24 PM #3
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Janis Borgueta
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Happy Constitution Day Kathy! Now....If only more of our politicians would actually read it!

Sep 16, 2013 09:28 PM #4
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning Kathy,

I agree with Janis.

It is always good to go or get back to basics.

Make yourself a great day.

Sep 16, 2013 09:41 PM #5
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Kathy. I remember learning the preamble too. Learning and acting for its own sake....now there's a concept.

Sep 16, 2013 09:52 PM #6
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Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166
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Good teachable  opportunity for our young students and a good reminder to us all.  Thanks 

Sep 16, 2013 10:20 PM #7
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Kathy Sheehan
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Good Morning Kathy.  Once learned in school it does seem to be forgotten.  Great suggestion and happy Constitution Day to you too!

Sep 16, 2013 10:53 PM #8
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Scott Godzyk
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A great reminder and history lesson. Too often today the politcians seem to forget what the constitution means and how they should be upholding it.  Have a gold day

Sep 16, 2013 10:54 PM #9
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Roger D. Mucci
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Lets shake things up at your home today!

Yowza!  I remember a time when I could recite the Preamble also....many moons ago BARFF.

Sep 16, 2013 10:55 PM #10
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Beth Atalay
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Good Morning Kathy, Suggested! I'm guilty of the same. Great reminder for all of us.

Sep 16, 2013 10:59 PM #11
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Thanks for the reminder Kathy.  I actually was clueless.  Out the door for a busy, busy day and I'm sure you are as well.

Sep 16, 2013 11:30 PM #12
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Kathy:  This day should be honored more abundantly.  Like some of the others I was unaware....thank you for the info!

Sep 16, 2013 11:57 PM #13
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Joni Bailey
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I remember the cartoon that sang the Preamble. At one time I could sing it. 

Sep 17, 2013 12:12 AM #14
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Kathy -- I am also embarrassed -- it's time to review -- thanks for the important links.  Bookmarked.

Sep 17, 2013 12:22 AM #15
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Good morning Kathy...you always are on top of things, and what each days means...great stuff!

Sep 17, 2013 12:25 AM #16
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Kathy Streib
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Gary- I agree.  I did read that schools that receive any government assistance will be studying the Constitution today. 

Jennifer- you know, I don't think it's until we're older that we really appreciate our history. 

Dorie- count me in as one who has no doubt forgotten much of what I was taught about the formation of our country and government. 

Janis- I could not agree more!

Raymond- our founding fathers added many parts because they did look down the road at what we might and could become.  It's important to remember that. 

Sheila- we all had to memorize it in school but it just rolled off our tongues. 

Michele- it really is.  I spent some time on the links I have and will return to them to re-learn some of our history. 

Kathy- I think we learn what we have to, although I have a good friend that is a history buff and I'd bet he knows all about the Constitution.

Scott- oh yes... and I think that everyone puts their own spin on what they read. 

BARFF- same # of moons here!!!

Beth- thank you.  There actually is a big celebration going on in D.C.  I'd love to attend that. 

John- thank you for coming by before you left.  Have a great day!

Jane- it would have passed by me but just happened to see it somewhere. 

Joni- HM-m-m-m  I don't remember the cartoon.  I'll have to look for it. 

Michael- don't be.  Seriously, how many could remember.

Kristin- it's that darn Internet!  It is always in front of me!!!

Sep 17, 2013 12:50 AM #17
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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Kathy...I am not sure why this is not a national holiday...it is the single most important piece of government we have...and the one our political system seems to ignore.

Sep 17, 2013 03:45 AM #18
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Kathy - it's a good thing we have Kathy Streib to keep us on our toes! Thanks.

Sep 17, 2013 04:19 AM #19
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Lou Ludwig
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Kathy

Looks like a gold star post to me . . . . well done.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Sep 17, 2013 11:10 AM #20
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for highlighting this very special day.

I hope you are enjoying a most productive week.

Sep 17, 2013 08:55 PM #21
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Kathy, I read snippets from time to time and it just amazes me that the founding fathers put so much thought and had such foresight to clearly spell out the rights that are timeless even today.

Sep 18, 2013 12:06 AM #22
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