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First Coast Tea Party holds Constitution Day celebration
Merritt Island man wins essay contest on ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’
September 18, 2014—A community picnic and presentations on the U.S. Constitution were among the activities at the First Coast Tea Party’s Constitution Day celebration, held Sep. 17 at the organization’s Jacksonville headquarters.
Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution by its framers on Sep. 17, 1787. Guest speaker at this year’s Constitution Day event was local attorney Cord Byrd, who joked that while “some people are Star Wars nerds and some people are Star Trek nerds, I’m a Constitution nerd. Every day is Constitution Day at the Byrd home.”
Byrd’s presentation traced the roots of the U.S. Constitution to England’s Magna Carta, which codified an idea that was radical for its time: that even the king – the most powerful person in the land – was subject to the law. Our founding fathers, he continued, considered the U.S. Constitution to be a sacred document, one designed specifically to protect the people from a government’s unbridled power.
Byrd said the reason the U.S. Constitution continues to remain relevant and in force today is because our founding fathers took such care in its construction. “As an attorney, I find it amazing that the answer to every problem we face today can be found in the Constitution,” he said. “Instead of looking for the Democratic answer or the Republican answer to a problem, we should simply ask, ‘What does the Constitution say about this?’”
Essay contest winner announced
A special highlight of the Constitution Day celebration was the announcement of the winner of the First Coast Tea Party’s Constitution Day essay contest. Dr. Armando Delgado of Merritt Island, Fla. was selected as the winner of the contest, the theme of which was “What the Constitution Means to Me.” In his essay, Dr. Delgado said the Constitution was “the lifeblood of our nation.”
“This structurally simple but ideologically profound document is what allowed our country to become the freest nation in the world, the greatest example of individual liberty to all nations, and the most economically developed country the world has ever seen,” he wrote. “Thanks to its structural simplicity, the Constitution is easy to understand by all citizens and in reflecting the ideals of the Declaration of Independence, it is a guiding beacon that has been followed by generations of Americans, thus helping to preserve our freedom for over 200 years.”
He went on to compare the Constitution to the Ten Commandments in that it “gives a set of guiding principles for government that has no equal. It should be immutable and should remain the cornerstone of our nation, if we hope to remain a free country.”
Dr. Delgado received a $100 gift card for submitting the prizewinning essay.
Jacksonville Beach attorney Cord Byrd discusses the roots of the U.S Constitution and how the document remains relevant to our lives today at the First Coast Tea Party’s Constitution Day celebration
Citizens of the United States have celebrated Independence Day and Presidents' Day since the 1870s, and in 2005, the nation began to celebrate Constitution Day. Also know as Citizenship Day, Constitution Day is an American holiday honoring the day 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution. This historic date was September 17, 1787.
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