Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others.

As the patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor; let every man remember that to violate the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the charter of his own, and his children's liberty.

Let reverence for the laws, be breathed by every American mother, to the lisping babe, that prattles on her lap; let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in Primers, spelling books, and in Almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation; and Let the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the grave and the gay, of all sexes and tongues, and colors and conditions, sacrifice unceasingly upon its altars.

While ever a state of feeling, such as this, shall universally, or even, very generally prevail throughout the nation, vain will be every effort, and fruitless every attempt, to subvert our national freedom.


- Abraham Lincoln, January 27, 1838
  Address Before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

It's Constitution Day

I'm a Constitution Voter.  Are you?
On this very day in 1787 our founding fathers signed the United States Constitution: making us a nation of laws, not simply of men and women.

The basic concepts of justice, liberty, and inherent human rights written carefully and with much thought into that founding document are the foundation of our democracy.

No foreign war will ever make us free; we are supposed to be free now. No foreign war will ever keep us free. It is our job as American citizens to keep ourselves and future generations free by keeping a watchful eye on our government and elected leaders so that our democracy never dissolves into tyranny. Our national 'watchdog' media has thrown off this sacred responsibility: we as citizens cannot.

The document that made us free - and will keep us free - is the Constitution of the United States.

Anyone
who attacks that Constitution or in any way undermines it, or our rights as American citizens as outlined in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights - especially in the guise of 'keeping us free' or keeping us safe - is betraying the very principles on which this nation was founded.

They are also trying to overthrow our democracy.

The Constitution of the United States of America: Learn it, love it, protect it. It protects you.

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