Constitution Day: A call for upholding U.S. Constitution education in schools and celebrating its rich legacy

Published 2:18 pm Friday, September 15, 2023

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To the Editor:
All schools should obey the law and teach about the U.S. Constitution. Constitution Day is September 17 and was established as a federal holiday in 2004, to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.
Federal law requires public schools teach on the Constitution, but a survey showed most schools ignore the law. Surveys also show the need for better education on our government and Constitution. Many young people wrongly thought President Biden could forgive their student loans when he became president and they voted for him. The Constitution gives only U.S. Congress the control over money. Many wrongly thought they had to wear a mask because of mandates when only passed laws can require you do anything. Wearing a mask should be your personal choice. Logically if you believe your mask works it doesn’t matter if anyone else wears one.
As we celebrate the 236th anniversary of the Constitution this year we should read it, study it with our children and discuss its great principles. John Adams said, “children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.” You can read the Constitution at or at the public library.
Our Constitution gives public school students the right to pray and bring their Bible to school. As Paul did in the Bible students should use their rights as citizens to tell others about Jesus. Students can use their rights at two coming events. See you at the pole is on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7 a.m. Bring your Bible to school day is on October 5. We all need to pray for our teachers and students. God’s Word, the Bible, can’t be quarantined and stands forever!
Americans should be thankful to God for our Constitution that’s given us more freedom than any country in the world. James Madison said, “We wouldn’t have a Constitution were it not for the intervention of God.” Our founders had just fought the Revolutionary War, when a popular slogan was, “No King but King Jesus.” Our Protestant Christian founders, knowing the Bible and that people are evil and can’t be trusted with total power, established separation of powers, checks and balances and three branches of government from the Bible, Jeremiah 15:9, Isaiah 33:22, etc. Sadly there are now and have been for many years no Protestant Christians on the U.S. Supreme Court. This is one reason for the evil decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. Our Constitution is original and unique. 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 that America is the longest ongoing constitutional republic in the history of the world! Don’t disrespect our constitution to push a liberal agenda like the ACLU did over 30 years ago to get a permanent restraining order on Carter County Schools because CBM was doing Bible stories in schools. Don’t disrespect our Constitution like the liberal members of the U.S. Supreme Court who overreached on their decision to make a new right to same-sex marriage in 2015. Thankfully they corrected their overreach in 1973 and now allow states to decide the abortion decision. Respect our U.S. Constitution, the supreme law of the land for 236 years and the difference between being governed and being ruled!
Only King Jesus is worthy to rule earth forever and take the title deed from God. The Bible in Revelation 5 says, “Who is worthy to open the book and loose the seals thereof?” “And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book neither to look thereon.” “And they (Christians) sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou was slain, and has redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue and people, and nation.” Maybe not this month but definitely very soon Christians will sing this song in heaven and all the world will hear these words, “Blessing and honor and glory and power, be unto him that sits upon the throne and unto the Lamb (Jesus) for ever and ever!”

D.D. Nave

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