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Thursday, September 13, 2007

The People Rule

So tell me, can you answer the questions on the Constitution Quiz? Kinda reminds me of the new show on TV, "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" I hate to admit it, but some of the questions leave me stumped -- both on the TV show and the quiz.

It's amazing how much we forget.

Sept. 17 is Constitution Day. Schools across our nation will be teaching our children about the Constitution, but most adults won't give it a passing thought.

The Constitution is the most important document our forefathers developed -- or at least one of them.

Without the Constitution government could and probably would, do anything they so desired. The Constitution puts limits on the power of government and gives citizens some very special rights.

This Sept. 17, Constitution Day, I urge you to take a moment to be thankful we live in a free nation. Our forefathers wrote this law of the land to assure that future generations would have the right to live in a democratic society.

"We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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."

Preamble to the Constitution