Friday, September 17, 2010

Is that a Constitution in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

Posted By on Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 12:15 PM

In case your favorite Patriot hasn't reminded you already, today is Constitution Day. You can celebrate however you'd like, but you may want to swing past Rep. Denny Rehberg's pad first. He's passing out free pocket Constitutions at his Missoula office (301 East Broadway, Suite 2).

Here's why, according to Denny's statement:

On this day in 1787, the 55 delegates of the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution of the United States of America. Since then, our nation has enjoyed great blessings and endured great challenges. Through them all, we have grown strong together.

In tough times, it’s those ideals we should return to. We should not abandon these ideals in pursuit of progress. Limited government with enumerated powers and a commitment to federalism is necessary for the preservation of individual liberty, and it’s that freedom that is the source of our strength. I took an oath to uphold the Constitution, so this day has particular importance to me. I hope that educators and parents will use this opportunity to teach America’s children about the Constitution and the rights that we all share.

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