By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host
Let’s get rid of Labor Day, which was inspired by Marxism anyway, and replace it with Constitution Day. Make the paid holiday the first Monday after September 17 for celebration, and when September 17 falls on a weekday instruct schools to suspend all classes and only have Constitution Day assemblies and education workshops (the Friday prior when it falls on a Saturday or Sunday). In other words, let’s use Constitution Day to get civics back into our schools.
The U.S. Constitution was signed September 17, 1787. Constitution Day commemorates that tremendous day. Today is Constitution Day. The importance of celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution is tremendous, for we are not just observing an anniversary of the signing of a document, but we are recognizing the creation of the greatest political system ever conceived.
The Constitution of the United States was designed to stand the test of time, and it has indeed endured over two centuries. For many, it is considered the greatest document every conceived, and it is held in high esteem by nearly all Americans. But, the appreciation for the U.S. Constitution does not stop there. The U.S. Constitution is also an object of admiration by peoples around the world.
In 1824, Mexico actually created their own constitution that was largely modeled after ours. Dictator Santa Anna, however, hated it, and slaughtered Mexicans standing up for the 1824 Mexican constitution, drawing the United States into the conflict which resulted in the Mexican-American War, which was a war of liberation for the territories in what is today the southwestern United States – a region that invited American troops because they wanted to be separated from Santa Anna’s bloody vision for Mexico’s future.
A campaign against the American Constitution began even before the conflict to save Mexico’s territories from tyranny, but the attacks against the U.S. Constitution began internally, largely through judicial activism originally led by John Marshall, a student of big government proponent Alexander Hamilton. Liberal theorists and activist judges have created an environment where the very foundations of this country have been seriously undermined, and are in grave danger. Our core principles have been denigrated, and the Constitution has been twisted through their anti-originalism interpretation so as to bend and mold he Constitution into their Marxist leftist agenda, regardless of the original intent of the document.
Thanks to the rise of movements like the Tea Party, and the Trump campaign, America’s desire to become more informed as a result of the destruction of the system by the liberal democrats is on the rise. For many Americans, their interest emerged during the Obama Presidency, because in their gut they knew their liberty was at risk. Americans have especially realized that the liberal agenda is dead opposite to the system created by the founders in the U.S. Constitution since the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States.
The violent hate for the Constitution by the liberal left is becoming more and more apparent with each passing day.
This makes September 17th a very important day to many Americans. Suddenly, it isn’t just another day, but an important observation of the day that the greatest governing document ever created was signed.
We the People are what the Constitution is all about. The document limits the authority of the federal government so as to protect the people from tyranny. The more of us that understand this, and demand a return to the Constitution, the greater the chance we will reach a point where the Trump Presidency represents a tipping point along the long journey back to liberty.
The Constitution has endured for over 200 years, and its enduring integrity cannot be taken for granted. We must be educated regarding the Constitution’s principles, and we must fight to preserve the Constitution, for our liberty’s future depends on it.
⏩ For those of you in Southern California, I teach Constitution Classes in Corona, Temecula, and once per month I give a lecture in Banning.