I spent some time at the business of one of my constituents this week, and the conversations brought up during this meeting continue to resonate with me. The owner and a customer visited with me on a variety of issues dealing with government. The Constitution was brought up, as well as the Framers’ intent on some of these issues. We also discussed the point of the Oath of Office and how public servants are to uphold this sacred document.
I left this visit very inspired. It caused me to reflect on the works of our Founding Fathers two and a quarter centuries ago. Through the blood, sweat and tears of our ancestors, a document was forged. This Constitution laid out for both our liberties and our nation to grow and see better days. On September 17, 1787, this document left the convention to be ratified by the states. Since then, countless oaths have been sworn and affirmed toward its protection and implementation, “… so help us God.” It is humbling to know I have repeated the same oath that both statesmen and soldiers have breathed and lived. I consider the duty of upholding the Constitution to be one of the greatest honors of my life.
“The Constitution…is unquestionably the wisest ever yet presented to men.” –Thomas Jefferson