09.17.15

Senator David Perdue Commemorates Constitution Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following video to commemorate the 228th anniversary of the creation of our Constitution.

Click here to watch the video or click on the image below. 

Senator David Perdue Commemorates Constitution Day

Transcript:

“On this day in 1787, our Founding Fathers signed the United States Constitution. This document gave birth to a new nation and reshaped the world stage.

Our Founding Fathers carefully created a more perfect union, a government for the people by the people.  They charged our government with maintaining domestic peace, providing for our common defense, and promoting the general welfare of others, all while protecting liberty for current and future generations.

Four years after its creation, the states approved the Bill of Rights, 10 amendments to the Constitution that place specific limits on government power.  

Additionally, I believe our Founding Fathers were committed to the concept of citizen legislators, and never imagined the rise of the career politicians who have created the constant gridlock gripping Washington today.

Today, 228 years later, our Constitution is – and must always be – the guiding hand for our great nation.

As we celebrate this sacred document and the foresight of our Founding Fathers, we must never lose sight of these guiding principles, including: economic opportunity, fiscal responsibility, limited government, and individual liberty.

May God continue to bless you, the great state of Georgia, and the United States of America.”