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Today is a good day to think about what you stand for; what are your principals and the truths you hold to be self-evident?  It’s National Constitution Day!

On this day in 1787, the Constitution of the United States was signed.  It still had to be ratified and accepted by the states which would take 2 more years, but today is the day 39 men gathered in agreement to sign their collaborative work after understanding the Articles of Confederation needed revising.  Since 1787, the U.S. Consitution is still the spine of our government. Regardless of how rigid in their views at the time, those original 39 authors, expected and made provisions for changes they knew would be necessary. Maybe it is because their aim wasn’t to simply satisfy their own needs but to create an inclusive document that reflected the needs and wants of citizens during their time. The Constitution has been and revised 27 times. Since 1787 the definition of a citizen has changed as have the needs and wants of citizens.  Today is a good day to think about change.

Celebrate by reading the Constitution of the United States.  Have a dinner party, discuss it with friends and ask yourselves, in light of today’s circumstances, what changes are needed for today’s “citizens”?  We the People…

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!

Today’s References:  U.S. Constitution, History, Art & Archives, Scholastic, History

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