Excerpt from The Daily Signal
Written by Alexis Zhang
This year’s Constitution Day marks 229 years since the signing of the U.S. Constitution and the establishment of our republic.
The Framers of our Constitution recognized that a general understanding of the nation’s laws, history, and government was central to the longevity of the republic. The United States is, as Benjamin Franklin described, “a republic, if you can keep it.”
How is the republic kept? First of all, by an informed citizenry. As Thomas Jefferson once declared, “It is every American’s right and obligation to read and interpret the Constitution for himself.”