Sadly, most Americans have not been accustomed to celebrating one of the most important dates in American history, the day our constitution was signed. It occurred on September 17, 1787. Over the last few years, there has been more recognition of this day but it is one of those historical dates that somehow has taken a backseat to many other holidays that actually have little or no significance to our nation such as: Valentines Day, Cinco De Mayo and others.
There seems to be a resurgence of recognition of this very important day. Perhaps this can be attributed to the fact that so many of our citizens have come to the realization that our country has drifted so far away from its founding principles and the supreme law of our land, the US Constitution. How our politicians have been allowed to literally trample our laws and God-given rights in the name of creating new “laws” which are boldly unconstitutional and therefore should never see the light of day becomes more inconceivable to more people every single day.
Perhaps it is fitting that on Constitution Day this year, the Presidential ticket for the Constitution Party of Goode/Clymer throws their first major “money bomb” in honor of our founding document.
Virgil Goode is best known for being staunchly Pro-life, anti-amnesty for illegal aliens, a strict defender of the 2nd Amendment and a strong fiscally restrained Conservative. Upon leaving Congress, he was honored by the National Right To Life organization with an award for having a 100% Pro-life voting record throughout his entire 12 years in the US House of Representatives. He also consistently had an A+ rating from Gun Owners of America which provides voters with a significant contrast to the D- that Mitt Romney received from the same organization.
With a sincere desire to prove his campaign intends to be committed to the grassroots, the Goode campaign is not accepting any PAC money, no matching federal funds and even limiting contributions by individuals to a maximum of $200.
In this age of massive, voter discontent for the candidates that the 2 major parties have dished-up, Constitution Day 2012 could be a day that Americans send a strong message to the establishment that they are just not going to plug their noses anymore.
No matter which 3rd party candidate you may be ultimately supporting this cycle, for $200 you can say that you “Maxed-out for Goode against the establishment”.
Maybe it is time for the American people to try an effective and peaceful way to fight back with their pocketbooks, even if only able to spare $10 to help send a strong message.
The constitution really does matter and our current political leaders need to start taking notice.