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Rep. Posey's Statement Observing Constitution Day

Washington, September 17, 2015 - Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) released the following statement in observance of Constitution Day:

“On this day, 228 years ago, the founders gathered in Philadelphia to sign a new framework for our American government, shaping the laws we make, and safeguarding the inalienable rights of the people. Our Constitution is our great social contract – an agreement that defines the role of government and protects the rights and responsibilities we have as citizens of this great nation.

“While constitutions are common throughout the world, and many even establish a republican form of government, our United States Constitution is still exceptional and unique in regard to our belief in the origin of rights and the purpose of government. As eloquently stated in the Declaration of Independence, people have rights by virtue of being human. Our rights are not conferred by government.

“Constitution Day offers us the opportunity as American citizens to pause and reflect on the principles that have shaped the foundation of our country. Because our rights are many, and we are all free to choose our own paths toward happiness, observation of this day may vary, but I believe its recognition is important. Let us not forget the daily sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, and their families, who defend our Constitution every day.”

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