25 Years of Defending the Constitution
Today, we mark both our 25th anniversary of publishing and our Constitution’s birthday.
Today marks The Patriot Post’s 25th year of publication. That’s right — your humble team, led by Publisher Mark Alexander, began fighting against the Leftmedia monopoly all the way back in 1996. We have a lot of longevity here on staff, too. This author has been on the team since 2004, and numerous editors and contributors have been here a long time as well. We’re a lean, mean band of Patriots who endeavor to bring key news and policy analysis of the day to grassroots Americans all across the fruited plain.
Today also happens to be Constitution Day, the day in 1787 on which the most consequential governing document in history was ratified. We take that combination to heart, as our primary responsibility here is to defend that venerable document and the Liberty it enshrines, as laid out in the Declaration of Independence.
As Alexander put it in marking the occasion on Wednesday, “From the onset, our mission has been to extend the endowment of American Liberty to the next generation by, first, advocating for individual rights and responsibilities; second, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary; and third, promoting free enterprise, national defense, and traditional American values, as outlined in our Statement of Principles.”
Again, those values are enshrined in our Constitution. But that very system of government is under an assault by the Left far more relentless and dangerous than when we launched this publication 25 years ago.
Make no mistake: Leftists still often pay lip service to their oaths to “support and defend” the Constitution. President Joe Biden, who has busied himself wielding extra- and unconstitutional power since the day he took office eight months ago, even issued a perfunctory Constitution Day Proclamation in which he references that oath. But he then disgracefully denounced “grave attempts to suppress and subvert the right to vote in free and fair elections.” What he objects to is that many states are working to protect election integrity — all while Democrats are endeavoring to undermine that integrity and ensure enduring power for themselves.
Public schools have loads of great teachers who love this country and the students in their classrooms. But those schools are largely run by leftist indoctrinators who don’t bother to interrupt lessons about how awful our country is to teach about some old parchment that established its greatness.
That lack of education is why most Americans would fail a citizenship test. Such ignorance is more than just a shame; it’s a threat to our Constitution. See, for example, the Biden regime just put in office by 81 million* Americans.
These things are why we continue to fight the good fight. We provide our fellow Americans with the news analysis they need to then go into their communities with the right perspective on today’s events. We support educational efforts primarily through distribution of our Patriot’s Primer on American Liberty.
Clearly, though, we have a long way to go in our next 25 years.
We’re undaunted because our Constitution is well worth preserving. This uniquely American achievement puts the ultimate power in the hands of “We the People.” Our Founders knew all too well that men with power can’t be trusted, so that power was divided in a federalist and multi-branch system. It enumerates the powers of government, and it protects the rights of citizens.
Yes, all of those aspects have been challenged and undermined by the “progressives” who never leave well enough alone. But that means those of us who love America and its founding documents and institutions must answer the call to defend them vigorously, tirelessly, and even joyfully. We must sustain Rule of Law over the rule of men. We must preserve Liberty for the next generation.
As George Washington aptly put it, “Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!”
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