Family Research Council

Constitution Day: Something Worth Protecting


September 18, 2013

Dear Friend:

On Tuesday, we celebrated Constitution Day, when our nation annually is called to remember that our country is grounded in a written text that defines and confines the federal government.

The Constitution's fixed meaning was clear to those who drafted and approved it, and should be to us. Why else would the Founders have included a provision to amend it -- if you can expand or redefine the meaning of words as you will, why bother amending them? And why have a Tenth Amendment, which states: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution ... are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." Is this so mystifying that the Left can't quite get it?

My colleague, FRC Senior Fellow Bob Morrison, a historian, earlier this week wrote a compelling piece titled, "The Constitution: What Difference Does it Make?" Take a few moments to consider Bob's wise observations, and then give thanks for our Constitution. It's worth preserving, protecting, and defending, always.

Sincerely,

Rob Schwarzwalder
Senior Vice President
Family Research Council

P.S. Be sure to order or download (at no cost) our most recent publication, "Social Justice: How Good Intentions Undermine Justice and Gospel," by Dr. Cal Beisner. And join us, in person or via the Internet, for our next FRC lecture, "Common Core: The Dangers of Federal Power in Education" this coming Wednesday, September 25.


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