Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will begin the day today by reading the U.S. Constitution into the record. Experts say that this is the first time that the Constitution will be read, in its entirety, before the people’s Representatives.
Throughout his career, one of Eduflack’s former bosses and mentors — Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia — was known never to be without a copy of the Constitution on his person. Byrd and Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN) have long led the fight to ensure that civics remain a central part of our K-12 curriculum. So in recognition of today’s reading and a former mentor’s commitment to the document that defines our model of government, Eduflack offers up the Preamble to the Constitution (which hopefully we all know by heart) as well as some interesting links related to the document.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
Primary Documents in U.S. History (courtesy of The Library of Congress)