Text: H.Res.1356 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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[Congressional Bills 110th Congress]
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[H. Res. 1356 Engrossed in House (EH)]


                In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

                                                    September 18, 2008.
Whereas the Constitution of the United States of America was formally signed on 
        September 17, 1787, by 39 delegates from 12 States;
Whereas the Constitution of the United States was subsequently ratified by each 
        of the original 13 States;
Whereas the Constitution of the United States was drafted in order to form a 
        more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, 
        provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure 
        the blessings of liberty for citizens of our Nation;
Whereas the liberties enjoyed by the citizens of the United States today are 
        rooted in this cherished document that gave birth to our Nation;
Whereas the Constitution of the United States serves as the foundation for 
        citizens of the United States to accomplish a level of prosperity, 
        security, justice, and freedom unsurpassed by any other country;
Whereas the Constitution of the United States is a model for establishing 
        freedom in other countries;
Whereas the Members of the House of Representatives take an oath to support and 
        defend the Constitution of the United States; and
Whereas September 17, 2008, is the 221st anniversary of the signing of the 
        Constitution of the United States: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) celebrates the 221st anniversary of the signing of the 
        Constitution of the United States of America;
            (2) honors the efforts of the 42 delegates who attended the majority 
        of the Constitutional Convention meetings and the 39 signers of the 
        Constitution of the United States;
            (3) acknowledges the significance of the ideals established by the 
        Constitution of the United States, including the principle of a limited 
        Federal Government with a system of checks and balances between the 3 
        branches;
            (4) recognizes the Constitution of the United States as the source 
        responsible for our Nation's ability to withstand calamity and preserve 
        national stability, or as Thomas Jefferson wrote, ``Our peculiar 
        security is in the possession of a written Constitution''; and
            (5) encourages the citizens of the United States of America, who 
        have the privilege to share in the freedoms recognized in the 
        Constitution of the United States, to join with the House of 
        Representatives in this historic celebration.
            Attest:

                                                                          Clerk.