Constitution Day- September 17- Celebrate THIS Day!
Something so basic to our country, The Constitution of the United States was ratified on September 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.
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!