Most of our readers know what day it is. And a good number of them are familiar with its parts and purpose. And we also know plenty of people out to get that crazy document. Because it stands between them and unlimited power.
So, it is important to not just have one but to celebrate it every day. Which we do here. But it still has a day and that would be today. And Constitution day has a website.
Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.
You can hang out there. Poke around. Learn about the signers, the amendments. Good stuff.
If you’d like something a bit simpler to digest, John Stossel dropped a video on Twitter this morning that might fit the bill – scroll down to view it here.
He’s wondering, what’s your favorite part.
Well, we’re big on all of it but if we had to pick a favorite it would have to be the First and/or Second Amendment. You can’t have any of the other parts without them.
If you search the term free speech on GraniteGrok.com you’ll find over 1700 articles on the topic. Plenty more will include references to these or the first amendment (1,480). We talk about it, defend it, explain it, question challengers and their goofy anti-speech narratives. More good times.
Because losing either would lead to a systematic reimaging down a short road to tyranny. Our Republic demands out vigilance and defense of these rights. And an ongoing education on why they matter.
We’re trying to do our part.
So is John Stossel. Here are his Constitution Day thoughts.