Monday, September 17, 2012 is the 225th Anniversary of the signing of our country's Constitution. I took notice that by law all schools who receive Federal funds within this specific year are required to hold an educational program, and I will hold it before my students with the esteem it is most worthy of as the foundation of the branches of government and rights of the people. No other country in the world has such a document as this, and it is important that we know its true meaning and regard, otherwise it risks being tossed aside and forgotten over time. While we may not always agree on individual issues, we provide respect for both the opinions and rights of others. This is the mark of a republic, not a democracy, and hence becomes the true pillar stone for the United States. I may not always agree on all the issues, but I will defend their right to advocate for the consideration of their opinion. This is what makes us strong as a country of people and ideas, and may we forever hold this close to our heart!