By Paul Engel
- Two hundred and thirty six years ago on September 17, 1787, the Constitution for the United States was signed and sent to the states for ratification.
- When asked what type of government they had given us, Benjamin Franklin famously said, “A republic, if you can keep it.”
- We’ve created the Patriots Program at the Constitution Study to help people keep the republic we were entrusted with some 236 years ago.
Yesterday, September 17, 2023 was the 236th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States. Did you, your family, or your neighbors honor that day? Have you considered what parts of your life you enjoy because of that document and the 27 amendments that have been made to it? Have you considered what your life, and that of your family, would be like should that document continue its fall into obscurity? To paraphrase William Shakespeare, “It was a constitution, take it for all in all, I shall not look upon its like again.”
Today, I want to take some time to consider not only what life would be like with a neutered and disabled Constitution, but also what we’re willing to do to keep the protection of our rights alive and well in America. In our national anthem, we proclaim that the United Staters of America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. If we let the Constitution fall though, then we will no longer be the land of the free, because We the People have not been brave…