On this day in 1787, the U.S. Constitution was approved and sent to the states for ratification.
Happy Constitution Day! #OTD in 1787, delegates in Philadelphia signed the U.S. Constitution & distributed it to the states for ratification. Leaders like George Washington, Alexander Hamilton & James Madison advocated its passage as a step towards creating a more perfect union. pic.twitter.com/PmiL4GcFvo— National Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) September 17, 2021
As Dan McLaughlin argues for the National Review, there are many reasons conservatives (and the rest of America) should love the Constitution. It is uniquely American, democratic, conservative, mistrusts powers, deliberative, federalist, classically liberal, and practical.
Many Republican leaders took to Twitter to celebrate:
Happy constitution day The US constitution is only basic document of any country in history of humankind thats meant to protect ppl from govt/ other constitutions throughout history were written to give the govt power over the ppl That’s why our US Constitution is unique document— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) September 17, 2021
The United States Constitution is the bedrock of our nation and our founding principles. Today, we celebrate this sacred document that safeguards the fundamental and unalienable rights we cherish as Americans. #ConstitutionDay 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/P5wdNIrS3Y— Joni Ernst (@SenJoniErnst) September 17, 2021
On this day in 1787, the most brilliant men of an era signed the greatest document in modern history: the United States Constitution.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) September 17, 2021
Today we celebrate a document that built the nation we call home and serves as a beacon of freedom to millions worldwide 🇺🇸
Our administration will always fight to uphold and defend the Constitution. #ConstitutionDay pic.twitter.com/opXhgCX164— Attorney General Daniel Cameron (@kyoag) September 17, 2021
Some alluded to recent concerns about whether the Constitution is being faithfully executed by Democrats in the Biden Administration and Congress.
On this #ConstitutionDay, let’s remember that Article 1, section 4 gives States the primary role in establishing “(t)he Times, Places and Manners of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives.” HR 1 #ForThePoliticians Act & HR 4 violate the Constitution. pic.twitter.com/DW7zrwk46w— House Admin. Committee GOP (@HouseAdmnGOP) September 17, 2021
Today is #ConstitutionDay. Now more than ever we need to remember who we are as a country.— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) September 17, 2021
Don't ever back down to those who try to take away our precious freedoms that are protected and preserved in the Constitution! 🇺🇸
“We the People of the United States...”— Marsha Blackburn (@VoteMarsha) September 17, 2021
Let today serve as a reminder that the power is always with the people under the United States Constitution.#ConstitutionDay pic.twitter.com/FA2hE2F43o
To hear learn about how Republicans are pushing back against unconstitutional overreach by Democrats in the federal government, join the RNLA for our 35th Annual National Policy Conference on Friday, September 24, in Arlington, VA!