H.Res.734 - A resolution expressing support for the goals and ideals of "Constitution Day".111th Congress (2009-2010)
Text: H.Res.734 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)
Engrossed in House (09/29/2009)
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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Res. 734 Engrossed in House (EH)] H. Res. 734 In the House of Representatives, U. S., September 29, 2009. Whereas the Constitution of the United States was signed on September 17, 1787, by 39 delegates from 12 States; Whereas the Constitution was subsequently ratified by each of the original 13 States; Whereas the Constitution was drafted in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty for the citizens of the United States; Whereas the Constitution has provided the means and structure for this Nation and its citizens that is unparalleled by any other country; Whereas the Constitution's contributions to the welfare of the human race reach far beyond the borders of the United States; Whereas the House of Representatives continues to strive to preserve and strengthen the values and rights bestowed by the Constitution upon the United States and its citizens; Whereas the Constitution is recognized by many to be the most significant and important document in history for establishing freedom and justice through democracy; Whereas the Constitution deserves the recognition, respect, and reverence of all people in the United States; Whereas every person in the United States should celebrate the freedom and responsibilities of the Constitution; Whereas the preservation of such values and rights in the hearts and minds of United States citizens would be advanced by official recognition of the signing of the Constitution; and Whereas September 17, 2009, is designated as ``Constitution Day'': Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives-- (1) expresses support for the goals and ideals of ``Constitution Day''; and (2) calls upon the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Attest: Clerk.