Government Bytes


Happy Constitution Day!

by Jordan Forbes / /

In honor of the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 men on September 17, 1787, let's take today and reflect on our nation's founding ideals and the once supreme law of the land. We don't have to look too far to find these very principles and freedoms under attack: a $2.5 trillion health care bill (now law) with unprecedented mandates, highly regulatory financial reform legislation (also law), and an ever-growing federal government whose policies (and spending sprees!) could make it virtually impossible to bounce back from the current economic crisis. Just look at Dan's post below! An occupational license to speak? Hardly what James Madison intended when he wrote, “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined.” There's no question our founding fathers feared a government that was too powerful.

Thankfully, many of you are fed up and already speaking out on the government's failure to abide by the Constitution. Check out this video from the Heritage Foundation, become even more inspired, and continue to hold your elected officials accountable.