Today, September 17, is America’s Constitution Day.
224 years ago, on September 17, 1787, our Founding Fathers at the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution, making it the highest law of the new American Republic and the foundation document of our political system and institutions.
George Washington presided over the Convention. James Madison wrote the document that formed the model for the Constitution. Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence, was serving as ambassador to France at the time of the Convention but kept abreast of the proceedings in Philadelphia via correspondence with Madison. John Adams was Ambassador to Great Britain at the time and wrote “Defense of the Constitution of the Government of the United States of America.” Patrick Henry was initially opposed to the very idea of the Constitution because he wanted to keep the Articles of Confederation, the predecessor to the Constitution. However, when an agreement was made to add a Bill of Rights to the Constitution, Henry fought hard for its ratification.
It is the Constitution that ensures we are a rule of law.
It is the Constitution that spells out and ensures that the governed have inalienable rights and liberties which no government can abrogate.
It is the Constitution that ensures we are not reduced to the “nasty, brutish, and short” lives of the Hobbesian state of nature.
The Left are trying to co-opt and subvert the Constitution by making this their “Day of Rage” with protests on Wall Street and at least five major cities across the United States, so as to bring down capitalism and with it government as well.
Don’t let them.
Fly your flag! — Proudly!
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