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.
It is on this day in history, September 17, 1787, after some years under the Articles of Confederation that all thirteen colonies again signed on to a new document. There were times when all would fall apart. Fiery debates and hours spent in arduous toil to come up with a new framework that would give our fledgling nation and even greater opportunity for survival, liberty and happiness as a young nation.
After all was signed and agreed to we had a new agreement between the Colonies known as it is today; The United States Constitution. When Benjamin Franklin left the assembly the following exchange took place:
A lady asked Dr. Franklin: Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy — “A republic,” replied the Doctor, “if you can keep it.”
[From: Benjamin Franklin Farrand’s Records of the Federal Convention of 1787 Categories: Constitutional Convention ~ Date: Unknown]
Nothing has been found to be more true generation after generation of losing our liberties than our inattention to them. Many times we have come close to losing our nation through war and conflict.
Even though we have vehemently disagreed with each other it has been the freedom of speech and assembly which has kept us in check. And if we ever lose the ability to speak freely without reprisal our nation will most certainly die and be replaced with an absolute tyranny.
Our founding and loss of accurate and complete history not being taught in the classroom have slowly eroded over time and become lost due to our own apathy by encroachment of more government in our lives. If we don’t embrace our own history we will most certainly lose our freedom.
Government has overstepped its promise of limited government and it is our own fault as to why we face such a pinnacle attack on our liberties via Socialism/Marxism today. From as far back as 100 years ago during President Wilson’s Administration the Socialist march was on the rise.
There have been few times in our past where we have come to together to make additions to our Constitution and presently this is one of those times. One such change could be Convention of States.
Let all of us remember Ben Franklin’s remarks and guard against those who would dismantle the republic. Creating opportunity through our tried and proven free market system with limited government involvement which has proven to have made us the most free and powerful nation on earth!