Happy Constitution Day!

Happy Constitution Day!

Exactly 229 years ago, on September 17, 1787, the greatest political document in the history of mankind was established, the United States Constitution. It’s goal was two-fold:

  1. To create our federal government
  2. To limit our federal government

It was created by the various free states, states then delegated specific and limited powers, and only those powers (military, etc.) away from the states and to the federal government. Yes, it was the states that created the federal government, and not the other way around as the corrupt Washington cartel would have you believe.

Unfortunately, Goal #2 has almost been completely bastardized; largely ignored and explained away by corrupt, greedy, and self-serving self-proclaimed “intellectual” politicians, bureaucrats, attorneys, and judges in both political parties who seem to be at war with American citizens, while treating their oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution as a joke — and the joke is on us because, without limited government, we have no freedom or rights. 

Former prime minister William Gladstone said in 1878 that the U.S. Constitution is “the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man,” points out former Reagan Administration attorney general Ed Meese.

The Constitution was and is still revolutionary in that it uniquely guarantees freedoms like free speech and religious liberty — two freedoms that have been under assault by the lawless, anti-freedom, dictatorial Obama Regime.

Nevertheless, the Constitution is the only document that separates us from tyranny — government tyranny — which is the norm throughout world history.

Our brave founding fathers fought and died for the limitations they placed on government, those restrictions that guarantee our freedom. We must be equally energized and diligent to fight for these freedoms, or the Constitution will be nothing more than an old, dusty, outdated parchment, which by the way is the goal of the anti-America progressive left in this country.

As former President Ronald Reagan brilliantly warned:

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

The great Founding Father James Madison, considered the “Father of the Constitution,” prophetically predicted the progressive eating away of our freedoms, saying that it would be gradual so that the people wouldn’t notice:

“I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”

It was encouraging to see #ConstitutionDay trending on Twitter during the day, and several conservative politicians got in on the action to, at least in words, show some support for this incredible document.

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About the Author

Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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