Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Today is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, which falls on September 17 each year. This event commemorates the formation and signing of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787, and it also recognizes all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become US citizens. Originally, this was Constitution day and Citizenship Day fell on the third Sunday in May. It was moved to today in December of 2004.
Today, Americans are encouraged to celebrate the birth of our nation, and to learn more about this outstanding document which our country is founded upon; the Constitution of the United States. Part of the federal law recognizing this day included the requirement that all federally funded schools have lessons today (or on the nearest schoolday) on that document. Ask your kids about this; if they did NOT receive lessons on the constitution on this date, raise HECK with the school until they do so, and establish firm plans to do so each year in the future. This document is far too important to be ignored any more than the government already seems to be doing.
Every crook knows his Fifth amendment right to refuse to incriminate himself as a result of questioning. Most liberals think this is an excellent part of this document.
Every gun-owner knows his second amendment right to “keep and bear arms”. Most liberals think this is a bad idea, and attempt to interpret it so that only the armed services have this right, based upon the reference to “militia” preceding it. To understand how this is a right of EVERY citizen, one must check the definition of the word “militia” at the time of the writing of this document. Unlike the modern claims, it did NOT refer to an army, but instead meant every adult free male citizen of the country. With the later passage of equal rights amendments, this right now belongs to each adult citizen of our country, regardless of race or sex.
Thank you, Lord, for the outstanding leaders who drafted this document.
Thank you for the privilege of living in the country that is based upon it.
Protect us, Lord, from those who would subvert the rights guaranteed to us through it.
And we ask this in Jesus Name -
Reason given by one of Obama's more intellectual supporters when asked why she voted for him:
"He gave me a PHONE!!"