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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: October 22, 2021 08:48 AM
From: Senator Scott Martin
To: All Senate members
Subject: Displaying the Preamble of the United States Constitution in Schools
In the near future, I will be introducing legislation requiring the posting of the preamble to the United States Constitution in the entrance of every educational facility that accepts Commonwealth tax dollars.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
A simple paragraph that the Framers of the Constitution agreed upon to establish intent and properly summarize the importance of our new governing document, the preamble was a promise to the American people that our young nation would always strive to do better, to protect, to promote and lift up its citizens in a way never truly experienced before in human history.
I want to emphasize that point, no populace had been governed in a manner established by our Constitution before. There are of course similarities, lessons learned from previous civilizations, but nothing truly like our Constitutional Republic that would later be described as the American Experiment. That is why it is incumbent upon us to ensure that our future generations understand the importance of our form of government and the God-given liberties it protects.
This proposed legislation will encourage our youth to better understand and recognize the importance of our Constitution and the role it plays in our daily lives.
Please consider joining me in sponsoring this legislation. 

Introduced as SB935