It is by Choice, Not by Imposition, that the Constitution is the Supreme Law of Our Land…

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

The Constitution establishes the Congress, the Executive, and the Judiciary, and through a deliberate allocation of authority, it defines the limits of each upon the others. It particularizes the liberties which, as free men and women, we insist upon, and it constrains both Federal and State powers to ensure that those precious liberties are faithfully protected. It is our blueprint for freedom, our commitment to ourselves and to each other. It is by choice, not by imposition, that the Constitution is the supreme law of our Land. … [E]ach of us has a personal obligation to acquaint ourselves with it and with its central role in guiding our Nation. While a constitution may set forth rights and liberties, only the citizens can maintain and guarantee those freedoms. Active and informed citizenship is not just a right; it is a duty.” — Ronald Reagan

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Filed under Checks & Balances in Government, Constitution, Enumerated Powers & Delegated Authority, Individual Responsibility, Ronald Reagan, Will & Consent of the People

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