September 17 is Constitution Day. Some Houstonians participated in a candidate's forum for those seeking a seat on the City Council from Districts A & G. The forum was hosted by three Republican Women clubs: Memorial West Republican Women, Village Republican Women and Magic Circle Republican Women. What better way to honor our system of government than to openly participate?
From Heritage.org: "On this date in 1787, delegates from each state, signed the final Constitution, which is today teh longest-lasting and most imitated national Constitution in the world, securing our rights and assuring the blessings of liberty, for ourselves and our posterity. In 1787, the Constitution unified the country by providing a stable national government over thirteen separate states. The Constitution continues to unify us as Americans and Conservatives. As Americans, the continued success and viablility of our country depends on our fidelity to, and the faithful exposition and interpretation of the Constitution. Despite Conservative's intellectual diversity and policies differences, our future as a movement rests on our ability to defend the democratic processes defined in the Constitution."
The forum for Houston City Council candidates in District A & G provided an opportunity for the voters to learn about the candidates and hear their vision for our city. Thirteen candidates put themselves out there and answered questions for about an hour and a half. Each candidate answered each question. Each was allowed to give an opening statement and then a closing statement.
Our audience turnout was strong for the evening forum. An area was set up for the candidates to offer their campaign materials and all stayed after the forum to talk to the voters. The race is a non-partisan one, but some conservative or liberal positions could be picked up from candidate's answers. The evening was very civil and respectful.
It was a perfect way to honor Constitution Day here in Houston, Texas.