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Nave says schools should teach and respect constitution

Dear Editor:

Schools should obey the law this month and teach about the U.S. Constitution. Constitution Day was established as a federal holiday in 2004, to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Federal law requires public schools to observe that day and teach on the constitution. This year as we celebrate the 227th anniversary of the Constitution, take time to read it, study with your children and discuss its great principles. One important principle is the U.S. Constitution instructs the federal government to “provide for the common defense.” Our representatives and president have failed in their constitutional duties by failing to have an effective security fence along our border like Israel has. As a result thousands of criminals and terrorists are in this country than otherwise would be!
Americans should be thankful to God for our Constitution that’s given us more freedom than any country in the world. James Madison, the father of our Constitution, said, “We wouldn’t have a Constitution were it not for the intervention of God.” Our founders, knowing the Bible and that people are evil and can’t be trusted with total power, established separations of powers, checks and balances and three branches of government from the Bible, Jeremiah 17:9, Isaiah 33:22, etc.
    Our Constitution is an original and uniquely American document. It’s the oldest constitution still in force in the world today, the source of our remarkable political stability and freedom. Our Constitution has been so successful that America is the longest on-going constitutional republic in the history of the world! Show respect for our U.S. Constitution, the supreme law of the land for 227 years, and the difference between being governed and being ruled!
    American political freedom has its origins in the spiritual freedom of Christianity. Christianity is the only religion that promises and brings freedom. As America moves away from Christianity it moves away from freedom. America has changed from when the Supreme Court decision in 1892, Church of the Holy Trinity v. U.S. the court citing dozens of precedents from American history, unanimously affirmed that America was a Christian nation. Without a national revival and return to Jesus, America will come to the place President John Adams warned about. Adams said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It’s wholly inadequate to the government of any other!”

D.D. Nave
Elizabethton, TN