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Happy Constitution Day!

September 17, 2009 | NeW Staff

Do you know what the significance of today is? Like many Americans, you may simply think it’s Thursday, only one more day until the weekend! However, today is Constitution Day. As I learned this summer from Matthew Spalding, Director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., part of the reason for the Constitution’s enduring strength is that it is the complement of the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration provided the philosophical basis for a government and the United States Constitution created the form of government that is in agreement with that philosophy.

On September 17, 1787, 39 brave patriots, who would forever change the course of history, signed the United States Constitution. Because of their efforts, they helped create the greatest country in the world and why today is so important.

Today marks the 222nd birthday of this document, and I hope Americans will not to forget about it. Here at the University of Florida, my fellow conservatives and I will be passing out over 200 Heritage Foundation Pocket Constitutions to educate all about this document’s significance in our nation. I encourage you to take time out of your busy schedules today to educate others about this valuable document, one which is constantly under attack.

You can also order your own pocket Constitutions by visiting secure.heritage.org/PocketConstitutions/?src=first. The Heritage Foundation is the nation’s leading Conservative think-tank and is a valuable resource for any public policy question or issue you may have.

Let’s not let people forget about what our country was built on and what some of our politicians seemed to have forgotten to read.

Your loyal NeW Policy Analyst at the University of Florida,

Jean Morrow

Class of 2010
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