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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Constitution Day
Constitution Day is a holiday to honor the constitution of a country. Constitution Day is often celebrated on the anniversary of the signing, promulgation or adoption of the constitution, or in some cases, to commemorate the change to constitutional monarchy: - Source: Wikipedia
Everyone can use a reminder of the principles that made America the exceptional nation. That's why Congress established Sept. 17 as Constitution Day, marking the anniversary of the adoption of that remarkable document. Robert Van Tuinen, a student at Modesto Junior College in California's Central Valley, learned the hard way that eternal vigilance is the price of protecting the founding document. He was arrested on Constitution Day for handing out pamphlets with the text of the Constitution.
Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II appeared alongside conservative talk radio show host Mark Levin in Northern Virginia on Tuesday as his opponent, Terry McAuliffe, campaigned more than 200 miles away with the Republican mayor of the state's largest city.
"In wake of this most recent mass-casualty shooting, it is important that we all respect the feelings of America's gun enthusiasts," Daily Beast columnist David Frum tweeted within two hours of the mass shooting at the Navy Yard on Monday. He followed it with six more tweets that suggested rules of etiquette, and included comments like "Gun ownership is essential to freedom, as in Serbia and Guatemala. Gun restrictions lead to tyranny, as in Australia and Canada."
John Adams got everything right except the date. "The Second Day of July 1776," he wrote to his wife, "ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with [Shows], Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more."
Despite public vilification, those who champion traditional values remain stalwart on their issues. The Values Voter Summit, which begins Friday in the nation's capital, embraces subjects that rivet many Americans but often get short shrift.
Ed Feulner's opinion column of Sept. 13 on limited government was well worth reading ("The challenge of Constitution Day").
Saturday is Constitution Day, and it's big doings at 2,650-acre Montpelier, an architectural gem in the verdant hills of Virginia and home of "Father of the Constitution" James Madison.
Declaring your independence is risky, but it's relatively simple. Figuring out how to function as an actual nation is more complex. That's why some of the brightest American minds came to Philadelphia in 1787 to write the Constitution of the United States. Thomas Jefferson called their meeting "an assembly of demigods," and who can disagree? The ensuing debate produced the remarkable document that still guides our nation 224 years later.
President Obama's glittering campaign for the White House two years ago is a hard act to follow.
Two hundred and twenty three years ago, the American people adopted a document so influential that it continues to serve as a model for governmental organization throughout the world.