Monday, September 17, 2007

Constitution Day

Today is Constitution Day - or rather, officially it's known as Citizenship Day. Perhaps it would be a good day to actually read the Constitution and note the fact that our founders created a republic with limited powers.

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

And so much of what our federal government does these days has no basis of authority in the Constitution - even the designation of this day.

Specifically, nowhere in the Constitution does it give the Congress of the United States the ability to tell a state government what it must do. And that is what is happening today: the federal government has ordered us to celebrate the Constitution of the United States.

Now, the fact that we ought to be celebrating the Constitution without this order from on high is really beside the point. But, in issuing such 'instruction' to us, they violate the very document they want us to recognize.

And that's the problem. Those we entrust to guarding the very principles upon which we rely have no clear understanding of those principles - or if they do, blatantly disregard them. And shame on us for allowing them to do so.

Know your Constitution!

2 comments:

Tim Higgins said...

Maggie,

You have again hit it right on the head! The dilemna we all face is whether to be more disgusted with the Federal Government for doing it or the citizens of this country for allowing it.

Unfortunately, in the politically correct world that liberal politics and their enablers in most of the media attempt to force upon us, we have replaced "what is right" with "what looks good".

Hooda Thunkit said...

I still can't get over the fact that we owe this to "Sheets," of all people. . .

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