Text: H.Res.734 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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H. Res. 734

In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

September 29, 2009.  

    Whereas the Constitution of the United States was signed on September 17, 1787, by 39 delegates from 12 States;

    Whereas the Constitution was subsequently ratified by each of the original 13 States;

    Whereas the Constitution was drafted in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty for the citizens of the United States;

    Whereas the Constitution has provided the means and structure for this Nation and its citizens that is unparalleled by any other country;

    Whereas the Constitution's contributions to the welfare of the human race reach far beyond the borders of the United States;

    Whereas the House of Representatives continues to strive to preserve and strengthen the values and rights bestowed by the Constitution upon the United States and its citizens;

    Whereas the Constitution is recognized by many to be the most significant and important document in history for establishing freedom and justice through democracy;

    Whereas the Constitution deserves the recognition, respect, and reverence of all people in the United States;

    Whereas every person in the United States should celebrate the freedom and responsibilities of the Constitution;

    Whereas the preservation of such values and rights in the hearts and minds of United States citizens would be advanced by official recognition of the signing of the Constitution; and

    Whereas September 17, 2009, is designated as “Constitution Day”: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) expresses support for the goals and ideals of “Constitution Day”; and

(2) calls upon the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.