Blog 2 for INTC 5001: Thoughts on Constitution Day

images With the coming of the Federally observed holiday of “Constitution Day” of which I knew nothing about until this year. I started reading the Constitution of the United States again and started to reflect on what it meant, and what it meant to be an American citizen and whether or not the Constitution is still relevant in today’s society. Many people argue that the Constitution is out dated, because of the technology and changes that have taken place, which our founding fathers could have only dreamed of. However, the 4,543 words of the United States’ Constitution have not lost their relevance. The fact that our forefathers were designing a document that would rule a new government and country free from the rule of kings or dictators while holding up the ideals of freedom is amazing. The 55 delegates had to collaborate and form these ideas and put checks and balances on the government to maintain the freedoms they fought so hard for. These delegates labored for 100 days writing our constitution, which details the branches, laws and duties of our government. They wanted to form a government, which would sustain the freedoms for not only their lifetime but for future generations. The 39 delegates who actually signed this document were intelligent beyond their years. For the United States Constitution have had few amendments in the 226 years of existence. The Constitution is the very backbone of the spirit that stands for America, and what I believe is one of the most important documents of many centuries to come. When a document starts out with:   “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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.”   How do you argue with that? Isn’t that what we all want, freedoms and equality for all. I as an American would like to keep the backboned spirit of our forefathers and honor these 4,543 words, which govern the country I live in.

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One thought on “Blog 2 for INTC 5001: Thoughts on Constitution Day

  1. As a Social Studies teacher, I really appreciate your opinion on the relevance of the Constitution today. I agree with you on that, and I think more students need to learn about how it is still important today, despite all the differences in the world!

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