Did you celebrate Constitution Day? | Clarksburg Bridgeport News
Friday was a special day. Did you celebrate it? No, you haven’t forgotten your child’s birthday. No, it wasn’t your wedding anniversary. No, it was not your last day on the job before you retire.
It was Constitution Day. That’s right, on Constitution Day. The document adopted by the founding fathers of our great nation that defines our American way of life. A bit special, isn’t it? Or did you forget?
In 2004, Congress created Constitution Day, intended to increase Americans’ understanding of their own government. September 17 is Constitution Day, when all schools receiving federal funding are expected to offer an “educational program” on the Constitution.
Congress does not define what this should be, however, and there is no prescribed penalty for schools that do not.
September 17 was chosen because it was the last session of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia, in which the final version of the newly written Constitution was signed by 39 delegates.
The United States of America is the greatest country to ever exist on the face of the earth. As a nation, we were formed from the vision of 56 Founding Fathers who had the courage to stand up to a tyrant king from a distant land who intended to rule and remove a nascent nation from patriots who sought life, freedom and the pursuit of happiness.
History generally recognizes the following seven key Founding Fathers of our great nation: Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton.
It is my personal belief that these courageous men were led by the divine inspiration of Almighty God with the vision, integrity, foresight, courage, courage, selflessness, character and strength to leading a motley group of loosely organized patriots against the greatest military power in the world at the time.
The Declaration of Independence served as the founding principle in the creation of the Constitution of the United States of America, which has served as a guide for that nation for more than 245 years.
The preamble to the Constitution sets out the origin, scope and purpose of this document. The origin and authority of the Constitution is found in “We the People of the United States”.
The purpose of the Constitution is twofold: First, “to form a more perfect Union” than that which existed before in the history of the world; second, to “secure the blessings of freedom,” which were to be enjoyed not only by the first generation of Americans, but by all who followed.
Today, it seems that our Constitution is being used against us to constantly question what is important to us as principles of life.
But when you truly examine the issues through the principles our nation was founded on and remove our own prejudices, we begin to understand that freedom in America was never meant to be reserved for those who believe in the same. things that we.
To truly embrace freedom, we must embrace it for all.
The Constitution of the United States is not about judging people for their sins – it is God’s work. For we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God.
As a Christian, I know that my redemption and salvation is only through my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is not by the Constitution. Non-believers and those of other faiths are free to believe in their own standards, and we should all respect that.
On the other hand, Christians also have civil rights. The Constitution should never be interpreted in such a way as to take away these rights. It goes both ways.
The world is changing rapidly. As more and more immigrants come to America and apply for citizenship so that they can enjoy the same freedoms as us and seek opportunities to have a better way of life, we must welcome them – just as we have welcomed. generations of immigrants since the time when Christopher Columbus discovered America. We are all immigrants, unless you are a Native American.
However, for those who would like to plot to kill, steal and destroy this nation, know that we are not afraid, that we are ready to defeat our enemies, both foreign and national. That our ancestors fought and died for the freedoms we enjoy today, and that we are ready to do the same today, tomorrow and forever.
We owe an incredible debt of gratitude to all members, past and present, of our armed forces, public security (police, firefighters, EMT), teachers, civil servants and journalists who fought to protect, educate and inform our great nation against all enemies, foreigners and nationals. Some have made the ultimate sacrifice: to give their lives to protect our freedoms.
We must not forget that God is in control. He continues to bless this great nation.
We should never take our freedom of religion for granted. Thank God for the tens of thousands of spiritual leaders who lead us in prayer for this United States of America and the Christian principles on which our nation was founded.
I sincerely hope that you and your family enjoy the freedoms that we share as citizens of the United States of America. Also, that we respect what these freedoms mean to others who may have their own views on free speech, freedom of religion, life, freedom and the pursuit of happiness.
Freedom in America is for everyone. That all men and women are created equal and that we are to love each other as yourself.
In America, every day is Independence Day. Let freedom ring!
Andy Kniceley is the publisher of print and digital platforms for WV News. He can be contacted at [email protected] or (304) 626-1468.