HOLD ON to FREEDOM
Ezra Taft Benson made the following statement:
“A Legacy of Faith was given to us by our forebearers. It is our privilege and responsibility to preserve it and hand it down to our posterity.” (1987)
Sir Isaac Newton was once asked how he happened to discover the laws of gravity. He responded, “By thinking about it all of the time.”
We second these two statements and encourage families, communities and schools to learn together about the gifts of freedom given to us through the U.S. Constitution, the law of our land.
The American Revolution gave us freedom, but the Constitution gave us the means to keep it. The more we learn and think about it, and the more we sustain and abide by the wisdom of the Founding Fathers and the provisions of the original intent of the Constitution, the longer our freedoms will last. Hooray for America!
As we learn more and ponder about our Freedom, what can we do as “We the People?” Please consider the following suggestions.
1. We the people will read and study the Constitution and ponder upon it.
2. We the people will keep the laws of the land and look to God as our Law-giver and the Source of our Liberty.
3. We the people will reflect more intently on the meaning and importance of the Constitution and the necessity to adhere to its principles.
4. We the people will teach our children and help them learn the precepts of the Constitution so they will be able to defend it.
5. We the people will strive to be an honest and moral people.
6. We the people will not seek to receive what we have not earned by our own labor.
7. We the people will become involved in civic affairs and will search and seek for honest and wise leaders.
8. We the people will influence decisions with our vote, our letters and advice.
9. We the people will follow the counsel given by President Abraham Lincoln when he said, “Let it [the Constitution] be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges, let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation.”
Signing of the Constitution of the United States was on,
September 17, 1787 - 233rd Anniversary-2020.
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