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Our Constitution

April 7, 2011

So you might think I am a little nerdy for having the US Constitution app on my iPad.  Well, you are probably right …but I don’t care.

After traveling for the past couple of months through places that are drastically different from our dear country, it has really made me come to appreciate this living document all the more.  For those reading in the States, hopefully I shouldn’t have to remind you of how lucky we are to live in a country where we have freedom and a democracy.  I know sometimes it looks messy [insert news clip on latest budget showdown] but it is truly a gift from our forefathers.  It is one of the things that makes us great – or at least allows us to be great.  Many people around the world are fighting for what many Americans take for granted on a daily basis.  Being in the Middle East right now and listening to the local news, it really makes these stories take on another life.  In case you have no idea what I am talking about Google recent news in Syria, Egypt, Libya, Iran, etc.

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Not to mention, we are fortunate to have brave men and women that volunteer to risk their lives and go all over the world to fight day in and day out for our freedom and to preserve democracy.  I could go onto a whole tangent about our armed forces but I will refrain and save that for another time.

One thing we should never be is complacent in our freedom – just like in our faith.  Below is a quick clip from an amendment to the US Constitution.  I hope you maybe take the time to read the whole thing sometime soon.

Amendment XIV, Section 1.  All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Live free or die hard,

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Erin permalink
    April 14, 2011 11:27

    Go America! 🙂

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