On this date way back in 1787 a world changing event took place when our Founding Fathers signed the United States Constitution in Philadelphia. This important event came to my attention with my morning reading of this day’s page in “THE AMERICAN PATRIOT’S ALMANAC,” the best-selling work of William J. Bennett and John T.E. Crib which I have referred to in previous blogs.
Among the thirty-eight delegates who signed the Constitution was the legendary Benjamin Franklin, who was in such ill health that he had to be assisted forward to sign the document. It is also reported that the very first signature was that of first President George Washington.
Quoting from the book, “In writing the Constitution, the Founding Fathers launched a daring experiment. The idea that a free people could begin a new country by designing their own government and writing down the laws and principles they would follow had never been tried before.
The Constitution has guaranteed freedom, equality, opportunity, and justice to hundreds of millions of people. It is the oldest written constitution still in effect and has become a model for nations around the world. It is, as Great Britain’s Prime Minister William Gladstone called it, ‘the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man’.”
As our great nation journeys through one of the most contentious times in its history, it is most important that we all renew our knowledge and appreciation of our precious Constitution. Your Commander suggests that the concerns being expressed by our fellow citizens represents their desire to preserve the tenets of our Constitution, which many believe are being ignored or abrogated by our leadership’s agenda.
As a conservative Constitutionalist I promise to fight with every bone in my body to preserve the integrity and abidance to our Constitution. This document is the envy of the world, and millions of fellow Americans over the years have given their lives to assure the American Way of Life. We must maintain our vigilance against those forces that labor to change what has been proven again and again as our United States of America’s core principles.