Constitution Week, 2016
United States of America
This coming week is Constitution Week in the United States of America. The celebration of Constitution Week was officially signed into Public Law on 8/2/56, by then President Dwight D. Eisenhower. It is a week set aside each year to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787. Thirty nine brave men signed the document that would serve this great nation through generations. It was written for those who are born citizens in the United States or by naturalization, have become citizens.
Today there is much being done that does not line up with the Constitution or the intent. We stand at a crossroads with this upcoming election. In just a little over fifty days we will elect a new Commander in Chief. May we register and show up at the polls to vote to ensure that the Constitution is once again honored and followed by those we elect. “We the people” are America. It was never about only a few with connections. “We the people” must come forth in this time and vote the Constitution.
Please read the preamble to the Constitution below. If you do not see what is written reflected in what is taking place in our country today, vote for change. This Constitution, as one of our founding documents, calls for basic rights that should be expected by each and every American citizen. The Constitution was written to provide for and protect American citizens not those in this country who are here illegally or without citizenship. American citizen rights are being denigrated and taken away daily. “We the people” deserve better. “We the people” deserve what our founding fathers envisioned through posterity.
Preamble to the Constitution of
The United States of America
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, 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.
Spend This Week Wisely
This Constitution Week take some time to read the Constitution in its entirety as we approach the election. To vote knowledgeably you should read the Constitution to understand what has been taking place in this country. It is one thing to read the news but quite another to read our founding documents and see how far we have allowed the government to stray from the fullness and intent of the Constitution. “We the People” elect the officials. If they do not uphold the Constitution for the citizens then we can and should vote them out.
The following link provides a quick read of the Constitution, the amendments and other points of interest. As an American, with so much at stake for the future of our country, you should take the responsibility to read the Constitution this week. Share it with your family and friends. Our very future depends on knowledgeable citizens at the polls. http://www.constitutionday.com/
The Intent of Constitution Week
Taken from the Daughters of the American Revolution Site
“The aims of the Constitution Week celebration are to:
- Emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution.
- Inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life.
- Encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.”
Please Agree With Me In Prayer
Heavenly Father, we come before You in one accord to stand for this United States of America. We repent of all we have done as a Nation that does not line up with Your Word. We humble ourselves. We pray in unison that You will hear from heaven and heal our land. We pray that all U.S. citizens and all called by Your name will arise in this season, register and vote to shift the tide. We humbly pray that Your hand will be on this momentous election and that You and You alone can truly lead this great nation into the next season. We pray all this in the precious name of Jesus Christ. Amen and Amen.
(Photo taken from the cover of The Heritage Foundation, The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States)