Celebrating Constitution Day!
By Rick Dalton
Today, 17 September 2013, is the two hundred twenty-sixth anniversary of the signing of our inspired Constitution. On that day, those elect members of the Constitutional Convention each affixed their signatures to this great document, which created the first free people in modern times, and became the envy of the world.
Use it or lose it
We know that the decline in our standard of living, our traditional morality, and our unity, which has steadily taken place over the past 100 years is due to the rejection of the fundamental principles of the Constitution. In the early days of the Republic, school children knew more about these principles, and about the documents that recognized and protected them (the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution) than many of our current elected leaders and most of our current population.
And today's "solutions" to our difficulties are made by those same leaders, who are elected by the same population. We need a resurgence of serious scholarship regarding the origins and meaning of our Constitution, from the earliest grades in school to the halls of our institutes of higher learning.
How Much do You Know?
The duty of each citizen is to educate himself in these principles and to pass them on to his offspring, so that Freedom shall not perish from the earth. There are many opportunities to learn these exciting principles, including the live seminars, online courses and other educational materials offered by the National Center for Constitutional Studies (nccss.net). Did you know, for example that the Framers thought that they had prohibited paper money from ever being used in America? Did you know that they included a method of electing senators that was specifically designed to protect the states against the intentional and unceasing expansion of unconstitutional actions of the federal government which have reduced the states to mere provinces?
Now is the time
Here below is a brief quiz from Wallbuilders (their contact info is below) about some tenets of the Constitution. Take the quiz, and read further in the recommended literature. You can also take the Making of America seminar online at www.nccs.net, or follow the links to the live seminar schedule. Either way, my thanks for your continued efforts to expand the cause of liberty.