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File #: 17774-23    Version: 1
Type: Briefing/Report (Dept, BCC) - No action requested Status: Consent
File created: 8/29/2023 In control: County Council - Regular Session
On agenda: 9/5/2023 Final action:
Title: Proclamation Declaring September 17th through 23rd as "Constitution Week in Los Alamos" (Accepted by Linda Alt, Chapter Regent of the Valle Grande Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution)
Presenters: County Council
Indexes (Council Goals): Quality Governance - Communication and Engagement
Title
Proclamation Declaring September 17th through 23rd as "Constitution Week in Los Alamos" (Accepted by Linda Alt, Chapter Regent of the Valle Grande Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution)
Body
WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United States of America, the foundation of our federal government, embodies the principles of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people; and

WHEREAS, on September 17, 1787, two hundred and thirty-six years ago, the Constitution of the United States was signed at the Constitutional Convention; and

WHEREAS, the framers, in less than 6,000 words, established our broad structure of government, leaving the system flexible enough to adapt to changing conditions to be interpreted over the years by congresses, presidents, and courts to meet the needs of the moment; and

WHEREAS, the Constitution was a novel governmental doctrine that created a system of checks and balances through three separate but equal branches of government, divided power between the federal government and the states, and protected various individual liberties of American Citizens; and

WHEREAS, the amendment process made the Constitution a living document that could be changed with enough support from the people and ratification by the states, as was the case in 1791, when three-fourths of the existing state legislatures ratified the Bill of Rights (the first 10 amendments), creating protections for the most indispensable rights and liberties; and

WHEREAS, the United States Constitution is the oldest in the world, governing the United States for more than two centuries and serving as a model for other nations worldwide.

NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim September 17th through 23rd, 2023 as

“CONSTITUTION WEEK IN LOS ALAMOS COUNTY”

And ask our citizens to celebrate and reaffirm the spirit of the United States Constitution, and encourage middle and high sc...

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