The Morrow County TEA Party celebrated Constitution Week last month by setting up Constitution displays in each of the four county libraries. This is the third year that the TEA Party has done this in recognition of Constitution Week.
In addition to placing displays, each library was given books and pocket constitutions to be picked up by patrons. The children’s book, “Rush Revere and the American Revolution,” was given to the Mt. Gilead and Cardington-Lincoln libraries and “The 5000 Year Leap” was also given to Mt. Gilead. Perry Cook Library in Johnsville and the Selover Library of Chesterville will receive books at a later date because they also had these books.
The aims of the celebration are to (1) emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution. (2) inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life and freedom and (3) encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.
The United States of America functions as a Republic under the Constitution, which is the oldest document still in active use that outlines the self-government idea that men and women have the unalienable right as individuals to be free and live their lives under their own governance. This was the impetus of the American Revolution. Today the Constitution stands as an icon of freedom for people around the world.
Each of the libraries have several books about the Constitution and how our Founding Fathers worked to develop our unique form of government that has had remarkable success for 228 years.
The Morrow County TEA Party is a non-partisan organization that informs and educates the public on the Constitution and how our elected officials and legislative issues comply with constitutional principles. For more information see: TheMorrowCountyTEAParty.com.