If you know of a government worker who is off on Christmas or Sundays, remind him or her it is because of the “Sundays excepted” clause-Article I, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution. The “Sundays excepted” clause represents the “Christian Sabbath” and recognizes Christian holidays as part of the common law in the U.S. Constitution.
Many want to tout the U.S. Constitution as a Godless document. Quite the contrary, this clause is just one example of the many benefits Americans enjoy because of the Godly heritage of this country. Our Representatives and government workers will be faced with working 7 days per week with no time off during Christian holidays if they don’t begin to stand and defend our Godly heritage.
More importantly, “WE THE PEOPLE” who are believers, should stand and protect the religious freedoms our Constitution provides, especially during this CHRISTmas season! As you gather with friends and relatives, remind them of our Godly heritage.
I felt it appropriate to re-post my letter from the Naples Daily News, May 18, 2014 – see below.
Merry CHRISTmas! – Tom and Carol Hughes
Letter: Sunday on the job
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Thomas Hughes, Naples
Sunday on the job
I think we can all agree it’s nice to have a day off after a long hard week of work. After all, God himself took a rest after six days creating the heavens and the earth. “So on the seventh day he rested, and God blessed the seventh day and made it holy.”(Genesis) He then commanded his people in the Decalogue (Ten Commandments) to, “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, on it you shall not do any work” (Exodus).
This is the origin of the “Sundays excepted” clause-Article I, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution. The “Sundays excepted” clause basically says, Sundays represent the “Christian Sabbath” and that day is recognized in our Constitution as part of the common law, therefore it is off-limits for government employees to work on Sunday.
The only religion to recognize the “Sunday sabbath” is the Christian faith. It is the Biblical day set aside for rest and worship.
When you go back and look at the laws when the Constitution was written, every single state had a law referencing not working on Sundays. Those were sabbath laws.
So, since “We the People,” our representatives and government no longer recognize God as the great lawgiver in America’s republic, does that mean our government employees will begin working Sundays and Christian holidays?
“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan” (Proverbs).
“Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven is near” (Gospel of Matthew).