Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Day 262, September 17

Did you know that our country has a National Constitution Day and Week?  I didn't, until a friend sent me the following:
September 17-23 is National Constitution Week in the United States.
September 17th is National Constitution Day.

“It was officially enacted on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower from a congressional resolution petitioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The purpose of the observance week was to promote study and education about the constitution which was originally adopted by the American Congress of the Confederation on September 17, 1787.”
We live in a time when the Constitution of the United States of America is, as predicted by prophets, hanging by a thread, at a time when our nation's leaders want to strip the Constitution of its power and the people of their rights.
The Constitution was and is inspired by the Lord.  One cannot read it without knowing of its divine origins.
So, for today, I am grateful for an inspired document.

1 comment:

  1. I wish we would celebrate it more. Especially by learning what's in it. It might surprise some to know that the phrase "separation of church and state" does not appear anywhere in our Constitution.