Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Constitution Day 2012
Monday was a day that liberals/socialists/Democrats were not overly fond. Monday was Constitution Day. You know, that old, outdated document that liberals only refer to when it suits their agenda. Constitution Day is a day when we, as Americans, are supposed to honor the very foundation of this nation. It instills "certain inalienable rights" to Americans. "On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. We encourage all Americans to observe this important day in our nation's history by attending local events in your area. Celebrate Constitution Day through activities, learning, parades and demonstrations of our Love for the United State of America and the Blessings of Freedom Our Founding Fathers secured for us." This was the official line from the Constitution Day web site. This document was hammered together with a lot of acrimony between the different delegates. But, once they all came together, it was, perhaps, the most profound document ever created by a relatively few men. Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison and many others did not exactly agree with everything in the U.S. Constitution. But, they finally agreed to disagree for the greater good, the United States of America. The original copy of the document is preserved in the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C.
Today, we have a president who has shown his disdain for this document written by "white men" and "slave owners" over two centuries ago. Regardless of what you think of those men who had influence in the writing of the U.S. Constitution, you can not disagree with the magnificence that is in this document. President Obama has shown he will ignore the Constitution by bypassing Congress on the issue of granting amnesty to illegal immigrant children. Congress is ordained by the Constitution to make immigration laws. This president will ignore Congress when they do not bow to his agenda. President Obama is a disgrace to the office and to the U.S. Constitution. There has been talk among Democrats (and some "Progressive Republicans") of rewriting the Constitution. They seemingly want to "update" a document that has served Americans so well. What our politicians fail to recognize is this document is intended to protect us as U.S. citizens from the government, and not vise versa. Politicians want a new constitution to give them even more power than they have now. The sad thing about it, in Obama's America, clearly half the nation is willing to cede that kind of power to the all powerful federal government. With that thought in mind, I leave you this quote from Thomas Jefferson, "The sheep are happier of themselves, than under the care of wolves."