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Gov. Ricketts’ Constitution Day Statement

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Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts’ Constitution Day Statement


LINCOLN Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Constitution Day, which is celebrated on September 17, 2022.


“Since its signing in 1787, the U.S. Constitution has served as the enduring foundation of our democratic republic.  On Constitution Day, we celebrate the freedoms the Constitution guarantees and renew our commitment to pass them on to future generations.”


While celebrating this great day, Americans should consider our civic duty to uphold our constitutional liberties.  When I reflect on our Constitution, I am reminded of a story told about Benjamin Franklin immediately after its signing.  As he walked out of the Constitutional Convention, a lady asked him, ‘Well, Doctor, what have we got—a republic or a monarchy?’  ‘A republic,’ replied Franklin, ‘if you can keep it.’”


“Our Republic doesn’t run on autopilot.  It takes the dedicated patriotism of Americans to keep the flame of liberty burning bright.  As we celebrate the Constitution, let’s redouble our efforts to preserve the freedoms enshrined in this great document.”