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Schools shouldteach about the U.S. Constitution in September

Dear Editor:

All 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, but a survey showed about 90 percent of schools ignore the law. Newsweek gave the U.S. Citizenship test to 1000 U.S. citizens and nearly 40 percent failed. This shows the need for better education on our Constitution and government. This year as we celebrate the 225th anniversary of the Constitution, read it, study it with your children and discuss its great principles. Read it at your library or at www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.
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 had just fought the Revolutionary War where a popular slogan was, “No King but King Jesus.” 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 unique 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, in fact, that America is the longest on-going constitutional republic in the history of the world!
Our Constitution deserves respect second only to the Bible. Our Constitution is less respected than ever before. American teachers refuse to teach it, American judges consider international and Sharia law in their decisions, and our American citizens don’t know it and won’t read it, and our American president ignores, misinterprets and overreaches the Constitution to advance his liberal agenda. Millions of Americans think they know better than our Constitution and even more than God. One million Atheists in New York alone say they are happy without God. Our president and millions of Americans say God is wrong about marriage being only between a man and woman. Our president and millions of Americans want to increase the amount of abortions by giving taxpayer funding for it. Without a revival our country may soon come to the place President John Adams warned about. Adams said, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion… Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It’s wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Please show respect for our U.S. Constitution the supreme law of the land for 225 years and the difference between being governed and being ruled!

D.D. Nave
Elizabethton, TN