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Give thanks for Constitution

Invite the U.S. Constitution to your Thanksgiving celebration. After all, it’s a very special guest. The Constitution was signed on Sept. 17, 1787. A proclamation by President George Washington and a congressional resolution established the first national Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 26, 1789. The reason for the holiday was to give thanks for the new Constitution. I was personally unaware of that fact until recently.

After giving thanks to God, we need to pause and think about what the U.S. Constitution means. It takes a lot more than just hanging a flag out to display patriotism. The flag’s purpose would mean nothing without the Constitution’s protection and defense. The flag and the Constitution are inseparable. We have to respect and work to restore the Constitution back to its proper role. No longer can we allow it to be abused and neglected.

Include the Constitution in your Thanksgiving and in your daily lives so we can continue to be free to celebrate this holiday. Help protect and defend the Constitution so the Constitution can protect and defend us, so help us God.

Tony Kimblerin

Libby, Mont.



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