• Constitution Day Reminds Americans: National Ignorance is Nothing to Be Tolerated

    Surge Summary: Thursday was Constitution Day – a time to celebrate America’s grand founding document. Too many Americans don’t know enough about and appreciate enough of this vital charter. Constitutional ignorance can be fatal for our nation – particularly in our day when Constitutional rights are being violated regularly.

    by Gary Bauer

    [Yesterday was] Constitution Day.  On this day in 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document that would become the “owner’s manual” of the American Republic.  In 2004, Congress passed a law recognizing September 17th as a day to celebrate that great document and the vision of our Founding Fathers.

    Sadly, our educational institutions are failing to teach the basics of the Constitution.  According to a recent survey, 19% of Americans cannot name even one of the five rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.  And only a bare majority of Americans can name the three branches of government.  (We have an election coming up in which all three are at stake!)

    Meanwhile, Attorney General William Barr is warning that the COVID lockdowns are the greatest intrusion on our civil rights since slavery.  Thankfully, one federal judge just overturned Pennsylvania’s lockdown order, ruling that the Constitution still applies during emergencies.

    Please take a moment today to talk to your children and grandchildren about the Constitution.  Tell them what they are not learning in school — that America is unique because we believe our rights come from God, not government, and that government was meant to be limited so that we could be free.

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    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: Constitutional Convention – https://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/charters_downloads.html, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36571

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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