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#constitutionday

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On #ConstitutionDay , we reflect on the founding documents that enshrine our core values as a nation. Today, as we look back to our history, our founding fathers, those imperfect geniuses, put forth our founding documents that became a model for democracy the world over. These profound founding documents (from The Declaration to The Constitution) were saddled with the imperfections & bigotries of their day. Native Americans were referred to as savages. Black Americans were fractions of human beings. And women were not mentioned at all. And yet, these documents had within them values, virtues & a framework that allowed each successive generation to make ours a more perfect union. I celebrate our constitution - not overlooking the faults or failings - I celebrate our constitution because of its defiant declarations of high aspirations in humanity. I celebrate our constitution because of its allowances for improvement, for amendment, and thus its challenge to future generations to make this nation better, more inclusive and a better embodiment of our professed values. I celebrate our constitution because it was, as Martin Luther King said, a promissory note that generations of heroic Americans have labored to fulfill. Our nation wasn’t founded because we all look alike or prayed alike or descended from the same family tree. But our founders, in their genius, in this the oldest constitutional democracy on the planet Earth, put forth the idea that all are created equal, that we have inalienable rights. I celebrate our constitution and in that believe we together bear an awesome responsibility, to further serve our founding ideals of liberty and Justice; of equality and democracy; of sacrifice and service. We still have so much work to do. But God bless those who have come before. From them we have inherited a legacy of struggle and accomplishment. now we must pledge to continue...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.... we must pledge to continue.
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