Rep. Miller Statement on Constitution Day

Sep 17, 2012

Harrison Township, MI – U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) today made the following statement recognizing Constitution Day:

“225 years ago today members of the Constitutional Convention signed the final draft of our Constitution and sent it to the states for ratification.  Our nation had been founded 11 years earlier on the self-evident truths that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  The Declaration of Independence also stipulated ‘that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.’  The ratification of our Constitution created the government of the people, by the people and for the people promised in the Declaration.  Our Constitution was truly revolutionary because never before in human history had the rights of the individual been placed before the rights of the king or the state.  In America, the people are sovereign.  Our Constitution still stands 225 years later as the greatest blueprint for liberty ever created by man.  Today, every American should celebrate the freedom guaranteed by the self-government enshrined in our Constitution.  Happy Constitution Day!”

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