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Congressman Tom Marino

Representing the 12th District of Pennsylvania

Never To Be Discarded

September 17, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) issued the following statement regarding the 228th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution:

“This is an important day and one that should be on the forefront of every American’s mind. Constitution Day is about remembrance and contemplation. We must remind ourselves that America’s first generations acted upon ideas which changed the world forever. As we contemplate the all too rare occurrence of acting upon bold ideas, we can once again appreciate the remarkable experiment that is America. The idea of creating a nation rooted first in personal freedom and liberty forged an unbreakable set of common and universal values; things like the right to private property, religious autonomy and the rule of law.

Those principles have withstood the bombardment of great empires and weathered the darkness of internal strife. Our belief in those values did not make us perfect or mislead us into thinking the work of creating a more perfect union was finished. Rather, it is our persistent faith in those core beliefs that has helped guide our nation through a rough and imperfect past.

There should be no doubt in our minds that it is the Constitution of the United States which connects us to the origins of our greatness, inspires the audacity of our political or religious expressions and grants us the courage to lead our people, and the world, toward greater peace and widespread prosperity. It is not just these connections which make it the single most important document in our history; it is also the bold display of our government’s people-centric architecture. Nothing is more fundamental to insure America will be well-poised to endure for centuries to come.

May God bless us on this day and always keep alit the flame of those yearning for freedom and liberty across the world.”