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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California

Rep. LaMalfa Recognizes Constitution Day

Sep 17, 2013
Press Release


Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement in recognition of Constitution Day. Congress, by joint resolution of February 29, 1952, designated September 17 as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.”

“On this date in 1787, the delegates to the Philadelphia Convention completed and signed the cornerstone of our nation, the Constitution. This supreme law of our land was unprecedented in its restraint of government, its protection of individual liberty and property and its reservation of political power to the citizens of the United States – not the government. Two-hundred and twenty-six years later, this document remains the world’s preeminent shield of individual liberty, free speech, private property rights and so many others that are often taken for granted. 

“The framers worked tirelessly to create a document that would secure our nation’s future, so that ideas on which America was founded - commitment to the rule of law, the ideals of liberty, justice, religious freedom, private property rights and limited government – would be upheld in times of prosperity as well as strife. It is our duty as citizens to uphold and protect what our founding fathers fought so hard to give us and honor their efforts not just today, but every day, and I am privileged to serve under the Constitution in our nation’s Capital.”

Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District including, Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.