If you’re anything like me, you slept through most of American history when you were in school. Sadly, I can’t get those days back and I wish I hadn’t opted for napping rather than learning about my country’s history.
Happily, now that I am older and wiser I have taken classes, read numerous books and have educated myself on our actually really amazing history. And I have become particularly enamored of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. The more I study these documents, the more I realize just how brilliant the American experiment is.
Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the United States or by naturalization, have become citizens.
If you have any desire to refresh your memory or enhance your understanding and knowledge of the Constitution, boy do I have links for you.
- Hillsdale College offers free, yup, free courses on the Constitution, American History and other interesting topics.
- You can learn all about the Constitution at this user friendly and easy to navigate site.
- This site is dedicated to Constitution Day and also offers an enormous amount of interesting facts and information.
- And for those among who are more adventurous, get yourself a copy of Mark Levin’s newest book The Liberty Amendments and see how you can honor the Constitution.
I know that a lot of people think America is arrogant or bad in other ways but you have to ask yourself, if we are so bad why are people willing to risk their lives just to live here? In fact, we are special, we are unique and I don’t think there is any shame in saying so – but the foundation of that exceptionalism lies in our founding documents and the men brave enough to fight for true freedom.
So go red, white and blue and happy Constitution Day everyone. 🙂