"Jorjanne Flake, we need to see you in the front office please." Trembling and wondering what she did wrong, Jorjanne made her way to the office. She opened the door and was handed a sheet of paper. "We want you to read this to the entire school tomorrow," they said. She wondered what it was. Ahh, yes.
You see, last week Jorjanne was asked to write about what she would say to the founding fathers of our country if she could talk to them today. Her essay was chosen to be read to everyone at school. (Yes, I am one proud mama.) In light of yesterday's election, I thought I'd share her remarks. Regardless of how you feel about the election's outcome, we have many reasons to be thankful. I challenge each of you reading this to commit to pray daily for our president -- for when God intervenes, then we shall surely see change!
If I got to talk to our founding
fathers I would be full of questions. I
would be sure and ask the about the Constitution. And maybe tell them about our
government now and compare it from back then. Also I would tell them that they
made the United States strong.
The Constitution you wrote was very
good. It helped the United States in many ways like, the right to vote, the right
to bear arms, the right to run for office, the right of free speech, freedom of
religion, and the right to an attorney.
These are important because they all give us rights. The right to vote
lets us choose who is in office and that’s good because then you have a say in
what happens in your country. If you don’t like the leader you can vote for
Thank you for making our government
have checks and balances through the judicial branch, the legislative branch,
and the executive branch. Checks and balances means that no one person or group
has all the power. In other countries, a king has all the power over the people
and the people are often treated like slaves. The people can’t worship who they
want, and they can’t say what they want because they don’t have a Constitution
like we have. They live in fear of their leaders, and we have peace.
The government now is much different
than it was in the 1700’s, because back then only white men could vote. Today,
everyone over the age of 18 can vote if they are a citizen of the United States
of America. Also, now there are no slaves anymore. Slavery is illegal in
Thank you founding fathers, for
everything you did to make the United States a better place. The Constitution
was very well written and continues to govern us today. Checks and balances was
a nice touch. Thanks to your hard work, I live in a free country today.