Today we celebrate the 225th anniversary of the #BillofRights, and the principles it memorializes are just as relevant and important now as they were two centuries ago.
Senator Rand Paul declared, "We prize our Bill of Rights like no other country. Our Bill of Rights is what defines us and makes us exceptional."
We should prize our Bill of Rights, and the important liberties it guarantees, but do we really know what it says? Are we prepared to protect our rights when they are in jeopardy?
Do our children understand and value their precious legacy of liberty? Are we raising a generation that knows that their rights come from God, not from government? Do they know what their God-given rights are? Do they have the courage and character to defend them?
These videos give a great introduction to the Bill of Rights. They are good to watch and discuss with our families. (Each video lasts about 9 minutes.) They teach basic principles to understand and explain to our children.
You might even want to follow your patriotic lesson with a little fun patriotic music and some yummy birthday cake and ice cream.
"225 years ago the #BillofRights was ratified -- declaring the rights of the people against the powers of the federal government. The 9th & 10th amendments make absolutely clear that #WeThePeople & the States retain all rights & powers not specifically listed in the #Constitution."
~Senator Ted Cruz
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government -- lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."