In case you forgot, the US Constitution turned 220 today. Unfortunately, most people forgot. The only reason I knew was because my wife and I had a very random discussion a few weeks ago and I looked it up. For all of us fellow Americans, we should remember this day. July 4th was a huge defining moment. That was when we decided to throw off the chains of tyranny and we decided who we no longer wanted to be. However, September 17 too was a defining moment. On this day we as a nation decided who we wanted to be. Yeah, it isn’t perfect… but it’s better than a lot of other places.
So today I’m thankful for my right to share the love of God with kids as a citizen of this great country. Happy Birtday US Constitution!
I’ll leave you with the preamble:
“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.”
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AND … the US Constitution is the oldest working constitution in the world! I found that pretty amazing! We are definitely not the oldest country … and we get “ribbed” by some of the Euro countries as they laugh at our inexperience … but our constitution has been working longer than anyone elses!
I, too, am thankful for my rights. And the rights of others.
May we never forget the price of freedom!
You said, “. . .July 4th was a huge defining moment. That was when we decided to throw off the chains of tyranny and we decided who we no longer wanted to be. However, September 17 too was a defining moment. On this day we as a nation decided who we wanted to be. . .” Nice insight! Well-said!!
The fact that they managed to get from the first step to the second in only a couple of months as peacefully as they did is pretty amazing, too!
I am so grateful for our freedoms. I pray we never take them for granted lest we lose them. A special stewardship, a huge responsibility.