Liberty, Justice, Equality- Law Day 2013
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick released the following statement Wednesday in recognition of Law Day, May 1, 2013:
"Fifty-five years ago today, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed May 1 as Law Day, in recognition of the commitment Americans have to the rule of law. Three years later, in 1961, May 1 was officially declared Law Day by a joint resolution of Congress.
Law Day is a very important day, indeed. The language of the statute named May 1 as a “special day of celebration by the American people in appreciation of their liberties and the rededication to the ideals of equality and justice under the law.”
And so, we proudly celebrate Law Day – 2013. It is a day in which we acknowledge those ideals and the brilliance of our timeless federal documents -- the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
The historic documents on which this nation was founded and the freedom we Americans live and die for are guaranteed by the rule of law.
While May 1 is not a national holiday, it is no less significant. And so, I trust that we will pause today and think of the miracle of America and future Americans will continue to honor our traditions, respect our legal and judicial systems and continue to celebrate Law Day. And also, as President Eisenhower said, they will “vigilantly guard our great heritage of liberty, justice and equality under the law.”
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Prior to his election, Congressman Fitzpatrick was a small and family-owned business attorney and represented local and school agencies.