Hey friends! Today, in the USA, it’s Constitution Day. What is that, you ask? Well, today marks the 221st anniversary of the signing of our Constitution.
You know, our Constitution is the oldest constitution, still being used, in the world. It’s also the shortest. I guess we just get to the point. Few understand that the efforts of Benjamin Franklin helped keep the design of this great document cohesive. When many were fighting and arguing, Franklin would remind the men with his wise council to remain focused on the end result. These few facts can be learned in many places. In my own recent interest in our great heritage, I have found several resources benefit the Constitutionally minded scholar.
These resources have helped expand my mind, and they will help you too. At home, in our homeschool curriculum, we have found a wonderful emphasis on the founding fathers and their influence on American society and structure. I’m actually planning on taking some of the resources intended for use in education, and adding it to our home education. I look forward to the day when I can pursue my interest in Colonial and Revolutionary America with my children.
It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue. We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . . Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. – John Adams