We all gather for barbecues, baseball, shopping, and fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July, Independence Day. Independence Day is the birthday of the United States of America becoming an independent and sovereign nation. Constitution Day is the celebration of the birth of our Constitutional Republican system of government and the ratification of the United States Constitution. In parks and backyards across America, let us begin joining with our friends, family, and neighbors to celebrate the birth of our Constitutional Republic.
We celebrate the day of our independence as a nation. Let us come together in remembrance and celebration of the 17th of September, Constitution Day. However, we must do more than just eat and hang out. We must learn and educate ourselves on what Constitution Day is really about, and to remind ourselves how fortunate we all are to be Americans. The United States Constitution is the framework and the law that has made American Exceptionalism succeed for 226 years.
In 1776, the Founding Fathers didn’t sign the Declaration of Independence and fight a revolutionary war for the next generations to celebrate July 4th by shopping and eating; never knowing exactly what they were celebrating. The Founders understood that a general education was essential to a flourishing civil society; therefore, they understood that Americans needed to be educated and informed if the liberty they fought so hard for were to survive the test of time. As Thomas Jefferson said, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” However, being educated and informed on our Independence from England is necessary, but what about educating and informing our friends, family, neighbors, and fellow Americans about the document that created our Constitutional Republic – The United States Constitution?
As Americans, we need to reconnect with our heritage of faith and freedom, channel the wisdom of the Founding Fathers, and rediscover the meaning behind our country’s formation. We need to do it every year. The point of observing Constitution Day, the 17th of September, is to help us remember how this country was formed, and to help us convey that American history to the next generation.
In twelve days, the 17thof September will be an historic day if we Americans are serious about celebrating the formation of our Constitutional Republic. The Truth Dispatch has organized a Facebook group in an attempt to excite and ignite a movement of Americans to organize their own Constitution Day celebration parties in parks and backyards all across the United States of America. Will you join with us in educating, informing, and celebrating the birth our Constitutional Republic and the ratification of the United States Constitution?
What are you doing for this year’s Constitution Day, the 17th of September?