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September 17th is Constitution Day
you're looking for something to do today then I hope you don't mind a
little reading because it's Constitution Day! Oh yes, it is time
to brush up on the laws of the land! So let's get right into
celebrating Constitution Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, at first this holiday was called I am an American Day or
Citizenship Day and was on the third Sunday in May. But they swapped
not only the date to today but also the name to Constitution Day
because this is the day way back in 1787 when the United States
Constitution was signed at the United States Constitutional Convention.
So the date makes a lot more sense, given the name of the holiday, and
this is a really important document and event for all U.S. Citizens.
In 2004, Senator Robert Byrd made an amendment to the Omnibus
spending bill in order to change the name of this holiday and also
mandate that all publicly funded educational institutions educate
others on the history of the U.S. Constitution on this day. So, as you
can see, it's quite an educational holiday!
And it really is
something that people should learn about if they live in the United
States. It lets them know if the people running the government are
actually obeying the laws of the land that were put forth through this
document. And after reading it myself, I can tell you that in some
instances they are not! We need to know the laws, know our rights and
make sure that this document is upheld, because it's more than just a
piece of paper. Are you ready to flex your brain?
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, you can start by
looking online for the transcript of the United States Constitution.
Then go ahead and read it from top to bottom and really absorb the laws
that were originally laid out for this country. Then read the
amendments to see what things were changed and how the law stands
today. You may even notice a few sections of the Constitution that
aren't being followed by our government today. And if that is the
case, then feel free to drop your local Senator or State Representative
an email and ask them why the Constitution isn't being upheld by our
government. It may help them realize that we're on the wrong path and
their response may shine a new light on why things are how they are or
how things are going to change. But if you see that the Constitutional
laws aren't being upheld then tell people and ask why we're ignoring
the laws of the land.
You can even look into the history of what
brought about the creation of this document. Find out whose idea it
was, why they wanted to write it and what kind of outside pressure was
trying to keep them from going through with it. I mean, we live at a
beautiful time where things are a lot easier and I'm sure a lot of
people don't even understand how brave those men had to be to sign such
a document. Have a great day and enjoy your freedom!