Today marks the 232nd anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787.
A number of legislators commemorated Constitution Day by expressing their support for the cornerstone of America’s system of government. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R) noted that "Protecting the Constitution protects our liberties."
On September 17, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the final draft of the document they had created: the United States Constitution.— Senate Republicans (@SenateGOP) September 17, 2019
Happy #ConstitutionDay, everyone! ???? pic.twitter.com/ysTXPUImO1
Happy #ConstitutionDay. We should never forget the Constitution wasn’t written to restrain citizen’s behavior it was written to restrain the government’s behavior. Protecting the Constitution protects our liberties. pic.twitter.com/6siuXgTxl5— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) September 17, 2019
Fellow Kentuckian Congressman Thomas Massie (R) shared an old video in which John Stossel asked people if they had a favorite section of the Constitution—Rep. Massie chose the Ninth Amendment.
My favorite part of The Constitution is the Ninth Amendment.— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) September 17, 2019
It says, “Just because we have listed some of your rights in the Bill of Rights and in The Constitution, that’s not an exhaustive list.” https://t.co/xpVHDSNrzD
Republicans weren’t the only ones tweeting about the Constitution today. Former Rep. Keith Ellison who now serves as the Minnesota Attorney General tweeted the following:
On #ConstitutionDay, two things are true: 1) when the Constitution was written, it didn’t establish justice for all, and 2) it’s a living, breathing document that has grown to include more people in its promise. We can keep making it & our union more perfect.— Attorney General Keith Ellison (@AGEllison) September 17, 2019
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) tweeted that “This living document has grown to be a model for democracy around the world”:
Today marks 232 years since our Constitution was adopted. This living document has grown to be a model for democracy around the world. Happy #ConstitutionDay!— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) September 17, 2019
Here are some tweets from other legislators posted on Constitution Day:
"Congress shall have the Power... To declare War."— Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (@RepBonnie) September 17, 2019
"No Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them shall, without the Consent of Congress, accept any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State."
Today we celebrate the 232nd anniversary of the US Constitution.— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) September 17, 2019
I believe our Founding Fathers would look at America today & be proud. America has the best economy, the strongest military & a system of government that stands the test of time. God Bless the USA. #ConstitutionDay pic.twitter.com/GXmKouepTd
If this Republic is to continue and prosper for generations to come, the American people must honor and understand our Constitution, holding public officials accountable to the words of this historic document.— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) September 17, 2019
Happy #ConstitutionDay. 232 years young. pic.twitter.com/gGGxbTOLb5
As George Washington once said, “The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.” Today we honor the genius of the framers & encourage the next generation of Americans to learn from our founding principles. #ConstitutionDay pic.twitter.com/GeEAbDGA0T— Steve Daines (@SteveDaines) September 17, 2019
The Constitution defines our national identity and serves as a reminder to all of us of the critical decisions our founders made at the birth of our Nation.— Rep. Jody Hice (@CongressmanHice) September 17, 2019
This #ConstitutionDay, join me in celebrating what makes America the greatest country in the world: We the People. pic.twitter.com/tXdUzDPL5v
"The Constitution itself. Its language is "we the people"; not we the white people. Not even we the citizens, not we the privileged class, not we the high, not we the low, but we the people." - Frederick Douglass #ConstitutionDay— Rep. Val Demings (@RepValDemings) September 17, 2019
"The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." -Article II, Section 4#ConstitutionDay— Rep. Val Demings (@RepValDemings) September 17, 2019
On this day in 1787, delegates signed the U.S. Constitution.— James E. Clyburn (@WhipClyburn) September 17, 2019
As we recognize this moment in history, we the People must continue forming a more perfect Union by securing the Blessings of Liberty for ALL Americans, not just privileged few. #ConstitutionDay
Why is the Constitution important? Because it gives us a structure for government that separates and diffuses its power, arguably more valuable a protection for the people than the Bill of Rights. We would do well to remember that. #ConstitutionDay pic.twitter.com/sZIygxGemZ— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) September 17, 2019
Constitution Day! Today we celebrate our fundamental freedoms and how our government is designed to protect them.— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) September 17, 2019
The Constitution represents the highest ideals of humankind. It will be challenged, but it will endure.
The Socialist Left doesn’t stand a chance.
Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) urged people to read the Constitution themselves, describing it as "one of the most important documents ever written."
More than ever, it is important we all take some time this #ConstitutionDay to read one of the most important documents ever written. That would be the Constitution of the United States of America. https://t.co/pHwNT5FwAA— Rep. Chip Roy (@RepChipRoy) September 17, 2019