Monday, September 17, 2012

“We the People” - 225 Years Old Today

225 years ago today, a constitutional convention in Philadelphia adopted the United States Constitution.

It is the oldest written constitution in continuous use in the world, and also (at only around 4,400 words including its 27 amendments) the world’s shortest.

In 2004, Congress passed and President George W. Bush signed legislation declaring September 17 to be Constitution Day and mandating that all public schools teach about the Constitution and its history on that day each year.

Whether you’re in school or not, please take a few moments out of your day to reread our Constitution.

Its principles are as important and worth defending today as they were 225 years ago.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Read the rest here.