LPCO Resolution to Support Constitution Day

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8/11/19

Libertarian Party of Colorado Resolution to Support Constitution Day

WHEREAS, Our rights and liberties are rooted in the cherished documents that gave birth to our nation, those being the United States Constitution with its Bill of Rights which document sets forth the principles upon which our government is based; and

WHEREAS, The core principles embodied in the foundational documents that define the United States system of government form a common bond to unite the people of the United States; and

WHEREAS, We as Americans enjoy our freedom and the rule of law through these documents our founding fathers created; and

WHEREAS, The civic culture that defines the United States can be sustained as long as each generation develops a deep understanding and commitment to the principles of our founding documents and, accordingly, it is vital that every American be educated in the knowledge of our Constitution; and

WHEREAS, Informed citizens are necessary to exercise and exhibit responsible and civic knowledge, which will ensure the preservation of our form of constitutional self-government; and

WHEREAS, Constitutional self-government places a tremendous degree of responsibility and trust upon the citizens who are to govern themselves;and

WHEREAS, In the words of our nations’ first President George Washington during his April 30, 1789, inaugural address, “The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republiccan model of government are justly considered… deeply, … finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.”; and

WHEREAS, Section 22-1-104, Colorado Revised Statutes, requires that the history and civil government of the United States shall be taught in all public schools of Colorado and that satisfactory completion of such a course shall be a condition of high school graduation in the public schools in Colorado; and

WHEREAS, By the unanimous consent of the States present at the Constitutional Congress on Monday, September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, the Constitution was submitted to the state delegations for ratification, and it subsequently was ratified and amended to include its Bill of Rights, where our unalienable rights and liberties are enumerated; and

WHEREAS, Constitution Day was established to celebrate the United States Constitution with its Bill of Rights; and

WHEREAS, Constitution Day provides an opportunity for American citizens to reaffirm the achievements of our founding fathers and recommit ourselves to preserving the rights, privileges and responsibilities of our nation’s founders secured for themselves and for the posterity of future generations of Americans; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, That the Libertarian Party of Colorado State Board hereby agrees with the United States Congress in declaring September 17 as Constitution Day to celebrate our representative republic system of government and the central contributions of the Constitution to the freedom Americans are privileged to enjoy; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Libertarian Party of Colorado State Board encourages all members of the board and party in Colorado to offer to inform students within their local school districts about the contents, importance, and significance of the United States Constitution with its Bill of Rights; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Libertarian Party of Colorado State Board recommends that all members of the board and party in Colorado take an active civic role by celebrating, discussion, and seeking the active involvement of members of their communities in designing and implementing relevant educational speakers at their local party affiliates.

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