Did you know that September 17th is Constitution Day? Each year it is observed on this date because the Constitution was signed by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall in 1787. In fact, September 17-23 of each year is CONSTITUTION WEEK.
Public schools in Iowa are credited with first observing a Constitution Day in 1911. The Sons of the American Revolution liked the idea and promoted it through a committee that included Calvin Coolidge, John D. Rockefeller and WW I hero, General John J. Pershing.
In 2004, Public Law 108-447, Section 111 was passed REQUIRING the following: “Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students by the educational institution.” “Each Federal agency or department shall provide educational and training materials concerning the United States Constitution to each employee…on September 17 of each year.”
I encourage you to support this program. The fact that it falls on a Sunday shouldn’t deter you. Contact your school. Let them know you plan on observing this special day and would like to know what programming they have planned. Pocket Constitutions can be handed out to your child’s classroom. They can be purchased from the National Center for Constitutional Studies at nccs.net for a minimal fee.
Recent presidents have solicited help from federal, local, civic AND RELIGIOUS leaders to hold events to commemorate the occasion. NOTE: THEY solicited RELIGIOUS LEADERS!!! Did you ever notice religious leaders of various denominations speak at the annual National Day of Prayer that is government sponsored?
There is NO SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE!! Amendment Number I of the U.S. Constitution CLEARLY says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion OR prohibiting the free exercise thereof….”
George Washington said “True religion affords to government its surest support.” John Adams said “Religion and virtue are the only foundations….of republicanism and of all free governments.” Patrick Henry said “The great pillars of all government and of social life…are virtue, morality, and religion.”
Did you know that our Founding Fathers regularly brought pastors to preach sermons to state legislatures? Many also fought in battles and involved themselves in the political process throughout our history.
Why not take this opportunity to educate yourself and your children on this magnificent document drawn up by men through the inspiration of Almighty God?
At Liberty Christian Fellowship, we take a BOLD stand for God’s truth. As the Preamble to the Constitution states “…..We the people secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves & our Posterity…..” Won’t you join us?