To the Editor,
As Constitution Day approaches, I remain hopeful that EVERY American will take the time to actually read it. Perhaps they will realize what powers are enumerated within the document, and ascertain how many of them are being taken away from every one of us at an alarming rate by our ever expanding and bloated government. “Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people”…John Adams. We face numerous challenges both at home and abroad. Our system of democracy is faced with a divided citizenry, a duplicitous media, Washington gridlock and way too much money financing special interests. The only answer is an informed citizenry. Citizens who are informed ask the tough questions of their leaders, demand more from their media and ultimately improve the public discourse. We must do more than vote every four years, folks! Civics learning should be a core subject along with math, English and science. Otherwise, we will fail to strengthen, preserve and ultimately protect our society. Take a few minutes this week to celebrate your freedoms, read the Constitution and your Bill of Rights. Live up to the ideal of an America of the people, by the people and for the people.
Estes Park, CO