[r69] Celebrating Constitution Day

Posted by: Jay Wood  | Tuesday, September 17, 2013

STATEHOUSE - On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed one of the most influential documents in the history of the world – the United States Constitution. This document established the framework of our government and the rights and freedoms we enjoy today.

The Constitution is one of the world’s oldest surviving constitutions and solidified the structure of the American government. It was designed to limit the size, scope and power of a central authority, providing opportunities for free citizens to achieve their greatest aspirations – the American Dream.

We live in the greatest country in the world, and the Constitution is a lasting piece of our storied history. We can never waver in our resolve to maintain and protect our freedoms and unalienable rights as preserved by our Constitution. It is the very fabric of democracy and liberty and has been for generations.

Today, I hope you join me in celebrating the 226th anniversary of this document’s signing and its historical significance. God Bless America!

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Rep. Lucas (R-Seymour) represents portions of Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings and Jefferson counties.