Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

This Is Why

                Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) may be the only person in Washington, D.C., that can be trusted. He stands tall and steadfast on his principles. He recently published a book titled Our Lost Constitution, which I highly recommend. 

               Glenn Beck interviewed Senator Lee during the Republican National Convention. Beck reminded the Senator that “people on both sides of the aisle – and a lot of Americans” are suggesting that some of the Amendments to the Constitution be curtailed. He then asked, “How do you save [the Constitution] when people don’t even know what their rights are and are so willing just to give them up?”

                Senator Lee said that it will come down to three words, “This is why.” He said, “We can still win this. But we’ve got to win the conversation. We have to have the conversation in the first place…. That conversation hasn’t been taking place because our schools don’t teach civics anymore like they used to. They don’t teach the stories behind our Constitution.”

                The Senator said that we need to be able to trigger the three words, “This is why.”  “This is why we have the Fourth Amendment. This is why we have the Legislative Powers Clause. This is why we have the Origination Clause.”

                This is why Americans need to study the Constitution. We need to know what is in the Constitution, why it is there, and why it is relevant today.

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