Constitution Day: “Securing the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our Posterity”

Founders even included the “pursuit of happiness”

Today, September 17, is Constitution Day.  How fortunate we Americans are to be able to celebrate the day 229 years ago when the Framers of the U.S. Constitution finished their work in Philadelphia — and sent the marvelous document they’d just completed out to the states for ratification.

Reflecting a vision of liberty through limited government that the Founders had first set forth 11 years earlier in the Declaration of Independence, “We the People,” through that compact, sought “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.”

Consider these inspiring words: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Take time to acquaint yourself with the detailed Charters of Freedom, with links to the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights and more.  Be sure to read about the Power of the Courts.

Then make a point to discuss the Constitution with your kids or grandchildren. The neighbor kids might appreciate hearing about our magnificent  founding documents. There’s a good chance none of them are learning this in today’s public schools, where liberal concepts of moral relativism and the disputed “science” of climate change get preferential treatment. 

Watch this brief campaign ad to it’s conclusion for a shocking reality check made clear by the legal counsel of the National Education Association.


8 Responses to Constitution Day: “Securing the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our Posterity”

  1. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Interesting that we have Constitution Day on a Saturday when the schools don’t have to acknowledge it, yet the celebration of Hispanic culture is a month long and gets plenty of play in the schools as does Black History month. America is becoming
    Balkanized with the gratuitous attention to diversity, while the cohesive concept of unity gets kicked to the curb.

    Legal immigrants have previously been thrilled to assimilate, learn English and become Americans. It was called Americanization. The emphasis on diversity is destructive.

    E Pluribus Unum, “Out of many, one” was our nation’s founding motto and is on the Great Seal of the United States. Its cohesive meaning is clear, that out of numerous people of many races, religions, languages, and ethnicities emerged a single people and nation of Americans, not separatists.

    • Vince says:

      “Americanization” was the correct idea for bringing immigrants around to be an integral part of what America stands for. It worked with the legal immigrants of previous generations who were grateful for the opportunities to succeed they were given in this great land. They had no aversion to working and educating their children and never expected others to pay their way. They learned English and made sure their kids did well in school since it was obvious that was the key to success. Sadly, that’s not the norm today.

      This is how President Theodore Roosevelt addressed this situation in a speech where he said there is “No Room in This Country for Hyphenated Americans”:

      “There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all.”

      “This is just as true of the man who puts “native” before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance. But if he is heartily and singly loyal to this Republic, then no matter where he was born, he is just as good an American as any one else.

      The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English- Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian- Americans, or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality than with the other citizens of the American Republic.

      The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American.”

      Theodore Roosevelt
      Address to the Knights of Columbus
      New York City- October 12th, 1915

  2. State Delegate says:

    Who among the current political class would be the equivalent of these brilliant American patriots? We are woefully short of such wisdom and integrity in today’s House and Senate. Most are show boaters and possess no core values. Sen. Jeff Sessions with his strong background in the military, law and faith is the only name that comes to mind.

  3. Saguaro Sam says:

    Also taking place today:
    Thousands and thousands of muslims have descended on the Mall of America —they are Not there to shop—–they are terrorizing shoppers. (story on

    Also today in Seaside Park, New Jersey:
    The annual 5K charity run which benefits Marine Corps charities had to be cancelled. An explosive device went off on the race route prior to the race commencing, and two other devices have been located and neutralized.

    • Saguaro Sam says:

      Correction: The muslims disrupted the Mall of America on September 12.

    • Frankly Speaking says:

      Regardless of what we’ve been force fed by the politically correct crowd, Islam is not a religion. It is an all consuming, all controling way of life that requires total submission and seeks world dominance. Islam is incompatible with freedom.

  4. Doc says:

    Just a addendum to the usual Great post here @ SRAZ; The 2nd Amendment has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WHAT-SO-EVER TO DO with hunting, sport shooting, or really, to a certain degree, with home defense, although it certainly ca be applied to ANY of these. The 2nd Amendment is ALL ABOUT the Citizens being able to defend from & hopefully overtake a Tyrannical government.

    …just sayin’…

    • Kent says:

      Great reminder, Doc. We need to be ever mindful that those on the left are on a mission to curtail our Second Amendment freedoms. It has taken on a religious fervor to them.