RNC Resolution "Constituting America - Return of Founding Principle"

Constituting America Resolution: Approved through RNC issues committee and passed on the floor of the Republican National Committee, August 2012. Scroll down to view the "Constituting America Resolution"

“Constituting America”
Tuesday July 13, 2013

United States of America, Students Need to Know Their Heritage & Their Constitutional Rights
To win this current “war” of ideas and return our Country to the Republic roots our founding fathers created, it is imperative that our children learn what they are losing. Under our current political “leadership” we, the people, are leading the fight for our country. If our children do not know what they are losing, they will not know how to preserve and to defend the Constitution in the future.

The problem needs to be addressed from the top down and from the bottom up.
Two questions that need a response:
1. What is happening in the school system right now?
2. What would we like to happen?
Top Down
“We the People of The United 50 States of America”

In due consideration of the state of our Union, the Constitutional Republic and values that our country was founded upon, believe it is imperative that our next generation be fully educated about the history of our nation and the previous world history, leading up to the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Federalist Papers, The Anti Federalist Papers and the right to keep and bear arms. Young Americans need to know the true reason why we have this right. We the People of the 50 United States of America urge our States Legislators, as representatives of the People, to lead in the reinstatement of the teaching of the following founding documents and values: The Declaration of Independence, the history and events that led to its creation, the Constitution, the Federalist Papers, The Anti Federalist Papers and the Bill of Rights, which includes the Right To Keep and Bear Arms, and the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of every school day. These things are crucial to our National security and out unique American way of life.

How We Can Make This Happen

1. Write a formal resolution to be adopted by the National Republican Committee meeting with approval at the next National Republican Convention.
2. Ask newly elected legislators in the given States House of Representatives and the State Senates to introduce a bill (Draft Available - Founding Principles Act) to amend the history section of States Core Curriculum to make this mandatory in the 6th grade and continuing through high school (Curriculum Available).
3. Ask the States Boards of Education to adopt a similar policy for curriculum.
4. Include questions to standardized tests that reflect these changes and ensure our students are effectively learning these principles.

Thank You

Love, Courage and Godspeed

Bill Sage
Founder: Constituting Michigan: December 14th 2010
Constituting Michigan - Founding Principles Act: July 13th 2011
teapartymichigan@live.com , www.usconstitutionproject.org ,  wolfpacmi@yahoo.com

Proposed resolution for adoption by the National Republican Party Executive Committee

Resolution: Constituting America

Resolution on instructing United States of America’s school children on the fundamental documents of American government

Whereas, Americans who love their God-given freedoms recognize that the American Republic was secured by Founders and their successors who willingly pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor, and who often paid with their lives and treasure; and

Whereas, The social structure of America’s populace are no longer literate in those Founding Principles and natural law found through out American History, the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and the supporting Documents; and

Whereas, school children’s understanding of the rights and duties of American citizenship is indispensable to the survival of our republic as a free people; and

Whereas, our liberty as American citizens is being threatened by an increasingly oppressive central government; and

Whereas, the Magna Carta of 1215 limited the powers of a tyrannical government by limiting the powers of the king and preserving the basic, legal rights of freemen and is the founding document of English liberties and the forerunner of key American liberties; and

Whereas, the Mayflower Compact established a government under God in the New World in which free men covenanted together to be a “civil body politic” to institute just and equal laws for the general good and to obey its laws; and

Whereas, the Declaration of Independence declares that the Creator created all men as equals and that He has endowed each human being with unalienable rights and that when government abridges those rights the people have an inherent right and duty to alter or abolish despotic government and institute a new government that secures their God-given rights; and

Whereas, the Northwest Ordinance established the process whereby the citizens of the Northwest territory would be governed and eventually admitted as states to the Union with the full rights and privileges of the original 13 states, and

Whereas, the Northwest Ordinance promoted education for all settlers in the Northwest Territory by stating that “Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged,” and

Whereas, the Northwest Ordinance prohibited slavery in the Northwest Territory, and

Whereas, the Constitution of the United States is the foundation of our federal civil government that formed a better Union, established justice, insured domestic# tranquility, provided for the common defense, promoted the general welfare, and secured the blessings of liberty; and

Whereas, the Federalist Papers is the best informed exposition of the Constitution and the Anti-Federalist Papers details the perceived shortcomings of the Constitution and warnings against tyranny, and

Whereas, the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments to the Constitution detailed more fully the rights of citizenship and the limitations on the power of the federal government, and

Whereas, the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem are verbal commitments that American citizens make to our exceptional republic;

Constituting America - The Return of Founding Principles
“July 14, 2013”
 Approved through RNC issues committee and passed on the floor of the Republican National Committee, August 2012.

Now be it resolved that the National Republican Party Executive Committee call upon the States House of Representatives and States Senates in all 50 of the United State‘s, respectfully, to introduce and hold hearings and favorably act on bills supporting the changing and teaching of the history - government sections of the 50 State’s Core Curriculums in grades K - 12 and for the schools of all 50 of the United States America, Respectfully, to ensure that school children of the United States of America understand the sacrifice that has been made for their God-given liberty and to secure a strong Constitutional Republic for future generations; and

Be it further resolved, that United States of American schools in grades five through 12 include significant sections on the:

1) The Charter of Liberties (1100  A.D.)
2) The Magna Carta
3) The Mayflower Compact
4) The Declaration of Independence
5) The Northwest Ordinance
6) The United States Constitution
7) The Federalist Papers, and the Anti-Federalist Papers
8) The Bill of Rights
9) The Pledge of Allegiance and the American National Anthem;

And be it further resolved, that there shall be questions included in the core curriculum testing system of all 50 of the United States to test students on their knowledge of these historic documents to ensure that students are effectively learning these time-honored principles in the for mentioned documents; and

Be it further resolved, that the Pledge of Allegiance be recited each school day morning, prior to the start of academic instruction, with a United States of America flag present before them; and

Be it further resolved, that all four verses of the Star Spangled Banner be sung at appropriate educational and civic events.

Special Thanks to Michigan RNC member Dave Agema for presenting the Constituting America Resolution to the floor of the RNC.
Thank You,

Bill Sage
Constituting America - The Return of Founding Principles

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