Friday, November 24, 2006

Bill Of Rights Day Resolution

None of us ever seem to have any trouble remembering the date Thanksgiving will fall on, on any given year. We can always remember Christmas and New Years Eve. There is another important date this time of year but it is all to often forgotten by many. The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, our Bill Of Rights were ratified on December 15, 1791. I feel December 15 should be a very special day to all of us. Mike Bozarth the City Councilman from my district here in Saint Joseph, Missouri has let me know that he is sponsoring a resolution to make December 15 Bill Of Rights Day in Saint Joseph.

I would like to sponsor the following resolution to recognize December 15 as the Bill of Rights Day in St. Joseph.

We, the Council of the City of St. Joseph, Mo. do solemnly proclaim the following:
Whereas,
1. The first Ten Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America, known collectively as the Bill of Rights were ratified on December 15, 1791;

2. The Bill of Rights recognizes, affirms and protects fundamental human and civil rights for which people have struggled for thousands of years;

3. To preserve the rights and freedoms secured by the Bill of Rights, our Forefathers, and hundreds of thousands of men and women serving in police agencies and Armed Forces of the United States, have sacrificed, suffered and died;

4. The rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights deserve perennial celebrations; the sacrifices made to protect the Bill of Rights deserve eternal remembrance;

5. In the City of St. Joseph there has been no regular formal observance of a special day commemorating the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Several of the original states refused to ratify the Constitution without an express Bill of Rights;

6. To commemorate the Bill of Rights with a special day would honor the fundamental rights and freedom it enshrines and the sacrifices made to create and preserve these rights, and would proclaim these rights to the citizens of St. Joseph, to this nation and to the world;

Be it therefore resolved,
A copy of the Bill of Rights be conspicuously posted at City Hall and provided to all citizens upon request. That December 15th of every year be designated Bill of Rights Day in the City of St. Joseph,

That all government agencies be encouraged to observe the annual Bill of Rights Day in a manner that brings to mind the meaning and importance of each of the Ten Articles,

That the first annual commemoration of Bill of Rights Day shall be on December 15, 2006.

Mike A. Bozarth
Council Member, District III


I have contacted Councilman Bozarth to let him know I support him in his efforts. I'd like to see this catch on all across the country. I want to urge you to contact your council members and ask them to sponsor a similar resolution. Lets make this a day to remember and celebrate what our Founding Fathers did for us nation wide.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

5 Comments:

Blogger Always On Watch said...

There is another important date this time of year but it is all to often forgotten by many. The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, our Bill Of Rights were ratified on December 15, 1791.

Thanks for the early reminder!

The Bill of Rights to our Constitution was based on the Virginia Bill of Rights penned by George Mason. His name is very familiar to me because I graduated from George Mason College of UVA.

I'll be posting on the important date!

4:37 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I think it's a great idea. I like the resolution. I suppose I could mention it to my City Council member.

9:38 AM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

Elizabeth, If you or anyone contacts their council members about a Bill Of Rights Day Resolution I hope you'll stop back to let us know how it turns out.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic

1:06 AM  
Blogger Dumb Ox said...

I'll second that motion!

10:37 AM  
Blogger Dumb Ox said...

p.s. you might check out my reply to your comment over at Dumb Ox News for an explanation of my only "caveats" about your topic...

http://thomistic.blogspot.com/2006/11/dont-worry-be-happy-one-year.html

10:54 AM  

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