Congress must uphold Constitution

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To regain and preserve for future generations, intact and untarnished, our constitutional republic, we must heed the words and warnings of our founding fathers.

Thomas Jefferson stated, "Don't talk about confidence in men, but bind them to the chains of the Constitution."

Patrick Henry stated, "The Constitution is not an instrument for government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government, lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."

John Quincy Adams stated, "Posterity: you will never know how it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it."

Benjamin Franklin said, "Madam, we have given you a republic, if you can keep it."

Of course, the first greatest event in world history for the betterment of mankind was the birth of Jesus Christ. The second-greatest events for the betterment of mankind were the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.

I would humbly suggest to the American electorate to ask the candidates of your choice seeking office in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives if they will pledge to uphold their sacred oath to the Constitution "so help me God."

Will they pledge to defend and protect your God-given rights to life, liberty, private property and freedom as guaranteed by our Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land?

Jack Jackson, Augusta


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