Monday, September 24, 2007

Presidential candidate visits Chicago

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

We have Forgotten

The following originally appeared on the Swamp Fox Files -

Monday, September 17, will be the most forgotten day in American history. Most do not realize it, but Monday is supposed to be a holiday to honor the Constitution for the United States of America. Constitution Day shows up on very few calendars, and even fewer Americans actually know what it is.

On September 17, 1787, 55 delegates from the States met to sign the Constitution in Philadelphia at the final meeting of the Constitutional Convention. The Constitutional Convention had been in session since May 14, when representatives began meeting in secret to replace the Articles of Confederation. While it could be disputed that the delegates should have left well enough alone, hindsight is always 20/20. Besides who would have ever thought at that time that Patrick Henry and the Anti-Federalists could have been right about a Federal, Central Government?!

Sadly, in an effort by this nations leaders over the past 100 years or more, there has been a movement to corrupt our once Grand Republic into a Mafia-run Democracy. The only way that can and will be accomplished is by the continual neglect of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These days politicians only use the Constitution when it helps their agenda. However, those politicians would have never gained the power that they now have had the American people took care to know and understand the Constitution.

Very few Americans have any idea what the Constitution is anymore. Very few can actually tell you anything, including the preamble which school children once memorized, that is contained in the Constitution's text. How can we expect to remain free if we are ignorant of the very thing that was established to protect our freedom and liberty? As Thomas Jefferson once said, "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."

Monday should be a day that is set aside for all Americans to read, learn, discuss and observe the Constitution. We should read about the men who helped write this great document, and the men who signed it. We should learn why it is so vitally important that the Constitution be strictly enforced, and that politicians be forced to abide by it under threat of impeachment and imprisonment.

In all probability, Constitution Day 2007 will pass by, largely unnoticed and forgotten by the vast majority of Americans, because we expect to be ignorant and free. Soon, we will still be ignorant, but not free. We will just be ignorant slaves.

Happy Birthday, Constitution, and may your signers never be forgotten, nor why they signed.