Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy Constitution Day

It was on this day in 1787, that the Constitution was signed by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention.

Of course, many, if not most Americans, don't know what this day is because the Constitution is no longer taught in schools, as it should be.

Politicians no longer follow the Constitution, as they should.

People can graduate from law school without ever reading the Constitution, as they should.

This is not a holiday, as it should be.

The Constitution can no longer limit the size and power and intrusiveness of the federal government, as it was designed to do.

The greatest political document in the history of mankind is pretty much just an old piece of parchment.

Happy Constitution Day.

"If I could have entertained the slightest apprehension that the Constitution framed by the Convention, where I had the honor to preside, might possibly endanger the religious rights of any ecclesiastical society, certainly I would never have placed my signature on it." -- George Washington, May 10, 1789

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." -- John Adams

No comments: