Happy Constitution Day!

September 17 is Constitution Day, commemorating the signing of our Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787.

It’s especially important to celebrate Constitution Day this year because our system of government is being threatened as never before by Donald Trump and his cult-like followers and his enablers in the Republican Party, as Pres. Biden warned us so wisely in his speech on Sept. 2 at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

For the first time in our history, we had a President who refused to abide by a peaceful transfer of power.

For the first time in our history, we had a President who plotted a coup to keep himself in power, flagrantly violating his oath of office to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Now, if our Constitution means anything, it means that no person is above the law.

That, of course, includes ex-presidents.

We need to reaffirm that principle on this Constitution Day.

And we need to ensure that our system of checks and balances still functions on this Constitution Day.

The best way to do both of those crucial things is to demand that Attorney General Merrick Garland indict Donald Trump for the crimes he committed in trying to overturn the 2020 elections.

If we do that, and if Garland delivers on those indictments, we’ll have a lot to celebrate at next year’s Constitution Day festivities.