There are many different holidays that occur within the year, and a lot of them are celebrating various aspects of our history and freedom. This week, another holiday occurs which celebrates the Constitution and the rights that it gives people in America.
According to the Keen Observer, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, marks the 223rd Constitution Day. Constitution Day is a holiday celebrating the ratification of the United States Constitution in 1787, during the United States of America’s Constitutional Convention. Constitution Day is also known as “Citizenship Day” because it is all centered on patriotism and our individual freedoms that have come with the implementation of the Constitution. This is a day where people can gather and participate in many activities relating to what the Constitution means for people in America.
I plan to celebrate Constitution Day by going to our local history museum and learning more about the history around Cincinnati, Ohio. I also will be wearing my red, white and blue shirt to show my support for America and our founding principles. I want to also start reading the Constitution to my little cousin because she is at the age where she needs to know about our history.
I think that on a day to celebrate the Constitution, it is important to just take a moment to remember how much those men sacrificed to make sure we have these freedom and rights. I will be spending the day getting to know more about our history in America and about the history of my city. It is not going to be a big celebration for me, but I want to make sure I share the information I know about the Constitution with people close to me.
The Constitution means a lot to me because it is the foundation of the values and principles that America was based upon. The Constitution provides a foundation of what rights people have in this country and the values we need to always try to live up to. The Constitution also grants the rights of an individual and lays out rights that the government cannot interfere with. The Constitution is basically the foundation for everything we do in this country; it is also a basis for the laws of state government and federal government.
I realize that, without the Constitution, the government would be able to do whatever it wants to the people of America, and that is not right. The Constitution allows for people to argue whether certain laws violate our personal freedoms and rights. There are various aspects to the Constitution, and they are all something we need to remember when it comes to legality of various issues in America. The Constitution is like the root of a tree and, without it, we would not grow and prosper in the right way.
Given the political upheaval of the past few years, my understanding and appreciation of the Constitution changed in several ways for the better. I have been learning a lot of information about the Constitution and what the amendments mean for laws and governance. I am a huge supporter of Glenn Beck, who is always talking about the Constitution and what the government cannot do based on the document. With the healthcare debate and the takeover of many companies, it has made me more aware of the legality of these issues from a constitutional standpoint. I believe that, with everything going on politically, it has really opened my eyes to see what the Constitution is about and why it is so important to follow. I am not for big government, and I think there are questionable rules in place that go against the Constitution.
Celebrating the Constitution this week is also going to allow people to see we need to keep fighting for our rights and freedoms before they are gone forever.
Witold Rybczynski, “Constitution Day 2010: US Constitution Day Activities”, Keen Observer