September 17, 2020
Today we recognize the anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, perhaps the most influential document in American history. Since its signing, the Constitution has been a steadfast beacon of freedom and protection for the individual rights of American citizens. Forged from an exciting and influential history, the Constitution helped solidify our government’s role and build our nation into a thriving country that manifests the freedoms and liberties that we hold to be self-evident.
This Constitution Day, we encourage you to read the Constitution and its precedents that has so drastically altered the course of world history and reflect on how we can continue to inspire Utah’s future generations to respect, uphold and fight for the liberties it protects. Let us recommit to protect, preserve and defend the principles enshrined within the Constitution.
In the summer of 1787, the founding fathers of this nation wrote the United States Constitution. In so doing, they instituted a new federal system and national government and founded one of the greatest nations on the earth. In an effort to protect American citizens from potential abuse of governmental power, our forefathers added ten amendments to the Consitution, known as the Bill of Rights.
The purpose of the Bill of Rights? To safeguard individual liberties and keep the power of government balanced between the federal and state or local levels.
We at the Utah Attorney General’s Office work to protect these principles laid out for us by our founding fathers. We are grateful for their foresight to ensure our individual liberties would be protected since the founding of this country.
Today, we are reminded of the freedoms given to us by the Bill of Rights. We reaffirm our commitment to defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights from any who would seek to take them away.
To read the Bill of Rights, click here: https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/bill-of-rights-transcript
To read the Consitution of the United States, click here: http://constitutionus.com/