Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

The Constitution is not a loose leaf document

Dear friends,

If you watch what is going on in our country, you know that the Constitution is under attack on a daily basis in our state and our country.

Our Constitution is one of the most amazing documents that has ever been written; it is my road map as an American citizen, and as an elected official. Each time I was sworn into office, I took an oath to support the Constitution of the United States of America, and the constitution of the state of Minnesota.

I always take that oath very seriously and solemnly. Supporting and defending the Constitution is a great responsibility, and I am honored that the voters of Waconia have chosen me three times to represent them, as mayor or councilman, to defend the Constitution and lead the city.

Many in our state and country look at the Constitution as a “loose leaf document” that they can add to, and take away from, to suit their purposes. I disagree: I am firm in my defense of the Constitution as it was written by our founding fathers, and as your state representative, I will fight to protect it.

We all need to be well educated on how we got the Constitution, and what it says, so that we can each stand up to defend the Constitution when we see it under attack.

Because I feel that strongly, I asked my friend and supporter Marjorie Holsten to speak on April 17th from 7:00-8:30 at Island View Golf Course in Waconia on the topic, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: A Study of the Founding Documents.”

Marjorie is an attorney with a tremendous command of constitutional law and the founding documents. She will provide a very educational overview of the Constitution and the writings of our Founding Fathers. I am sure that you won’t want to miss it.

I encourage you to come, and to invite your friends, neighbors, scouts, students, and anyone who wants to learn more about their Constitution!

Each attendee will receive a copy of the Constitution, because I want you to have this amazing document at your fingertips as you read the newspaper, watch TV news, or have discussions around the dinner table.

James Madison said, “A well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people.” Please join us on the 17th to add to your constitutional education.

Click here to get MapQuest directions.

Thank You, and I look forward to seeing you next week!

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