September 18, 2010 | 2:28 AM
Constitution Day – Time for National Respect
Why is this not a National Holiday?
The Constitution celebrates liberty, prosperity, and opportunity. Over 234 years ago under the divinity of God, our Founding Fathers came together to draft the defining instrument of freedom through limited government, personal responsibility, and the opportunity that became America.
At that specific point in time, it was the states that breathed life into the federal government – not the other way around. America stood for exceptionalism, individualism, entrepreneurship, and the essence of capitalism. We developed the strength in military might that became the envy of the world. And yes – America became the center of the known universe.
This was possible because of the foundation laid in the Constitution.
But the Constitution was also drafted to exposure and defy tyranny.
Somewhere along the line, we began to freely give away rights our Founding Fathers penned in the Constitution in the name of patriotism. After WWII, we gladly offered up our rights in the name of service to the country. However, our patriotism was abused and led to an infestation of Marxist at all levels of govt. What started out as an inconvenient political movement 60 plus years ago has ended up placing the first communist in the White House.
Now, when “Hope & Change” means “I hope Obama changes real soon” and the very document we celebrate is being shredded before our eyes, we are also witnessing a re-birth in what the Constitution stands for. Copies are given out everywhere; people now read the document that so much blood and love has been spilled for. The Constitution has by its very existence given the masses the vision and path of how to re-gain our country.
The Constitution has awakened the Spirit of America. It has once again been rekindled and it is the spirit that binds us all. Its is the pang you feel in your heart when you sing the Star Spangle Banner. It is the swelling of pride in your chest when you remember the brave souls who sacrificed their lives on 9/11/01. It is the reason patriots all over the United States celebrate liberty and the defiance of tyranny. That a coalition of the conservative have committed to make peaceful change at the ballot box to reclaim our heritage draws its very birth from the document. That is a true act of homage to the Constitution.
“Those who sacrifice liberty for security have neither” – Benjamin Franklin
It is more than overdue that we make a national holiday to celebrate and revere the very document that grants the freedoms we seek and fight for.
Darren Yancy has always been a self-starter and hard-working individual. He knows the value of a dollar and through diligent perseverance has achieved the American Dream.