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Sunday, February 1, 2009

National Freedom Day

OK, so this idea came from Dr Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty. While I have libertarian leanings, I am not a supporter of the former Congressman from Texas.

All that said, his idea to promote National Freedom Day seems like a good one. This day commemorates 1 February 1865, when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Joint Congressional Resolution that eventually became the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution.
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime where of the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2. Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
This event was first celebrated in 1942 and on June 30, 1948, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming February 1st as National Freedom Day. The proponent of this celebration was Major Richard Robert Wright, Sr, himself a former slave.

Every day is a good day to celebrate freedom. 1 February is an especially good day to celebrate freedom, given the blind spot that had existed in our Constitution for all those decades following its adoption in 1787.

Regards  --  Cliff


Anonymous said...

Former Congressman? Has he passed away?

Simple fact checking please.

C R Krieger said...

Dr Ron Paul is alive and well, best I can tell.

My Grammar Advisor says that if he had passed beyond this vale of tears I would have said, "the late Congressman." But, this might be a regional colloquialism.

Regards -- Cliff

C R Krieger said...

OK, regarding the comment from Anonymous--the first comment--I misunderstood what the person was saying. I now believe the commenter was pointing out that Rep Ron Paul ran for his seat in 2008, after falling out of the Presidential Primary and won his seat. He is still a Congressman and not on the street.

Anonymous was correct, I should have fact checked instead of assuming I was correct.

My apologizes.

Regards  --  Cliff