Paying Tribute to our Constitution
Excerpts from RedState. Read the full editorial here.
RedState – Member Diary
September 17, 2013
The Constitution is the basis of our government and the cornerstone of our free society. As we mark the 226th anniversary of its adoption today, it’s worth recalling the words of James Madison, its principal author and Founding Father. In 1829 he wrote that, “the happy Union of these States is a wonder: their Constitution a miracle: their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.” Today we pay tribute to that miracle.
Today, there is a palpable sense that we are drifting away from these ideas. Washington continues to amass power and influence over our daily lives through misguided laws like Obamacare and Dodd-Frank. These feelings have only been reinforced by a litany of high profile scandals including the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups and the Department of Justice’s seizure of reporters’ phone records…
If we embrace our founding principles, and embody our great American promise, we can restore faith in our governing institutions. … The Founders understood, as we all must, that government serves to secure liberty for the people of our great Nation.
Let us reflect on what it truly means to be free and an American. And let us never forget the sacrifice our men and women and uniform have given to defend our liberty.