We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
One wonders if any of the original signers would even recognize the country as she stands today. To be fair, we've made some impressive strides since then - ending the shame of slavery, universal suffrage, civil rights advances, and such - but I'd wager that the sheer loss of freedom and overreaching bureaucracy would leave most of the Founding Fathers shaking their heads either in sadness, or in anger. They fought a bloody war to free America the beautiful from a tyrant, only to see it draped in golden chains of their own forging.
Please take a moment today to read the Constitution - or, even better, read it to a child. Take a moment to explain the freedoms enumerated therein - and get angry at the ways we've allowed those freedoms to be encroached, marginalized, or in some cases disallowed. Perhaps most importantly, ponder the ways in which we can turn the tide of these infringements. Start your own blog. Find your voice. Take a new shooter to the range. Exercise some of the freedoms that we, by virtue of birth, enjoy as Americans - before they're regulated and/or taxed out of existence.
And on a side note, this is the 223rd anniversary of the signing...
That is all.
UPDATE: In comments, Scott posted this link to the Heritage Foundation where you can request a free "Pocket Constitution." Thanks Scott!