The U.S. Constitution is the embodiment of our great nation having the ability to grow and better itself as time and societal mores evolve. The Founding Fathers believed in a set of ideals that every nation should uphold, yet also had the wisdom and sound judgment to create a government that allows the inclusion of practices and ideals that have improved our country and made it the greatest in the history of mankind.
Our Constitution stands as a beacon to the world that a nation can be excellent through the rule of law; that tyrants and demagogues, as much as they may try, can never thwart the ideals of our great union: the United States of America.
Terron Sims II graduated the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in Iraq from May 2003 to July 2004. He is president of the Northern Virginia Black Democrats and was co-director of Virginia Veterans for Obama.
The Arlington resident is the author of “With Honor In Hand,” a fictional account of several cadets at West Point. In his free time, he mentors youth.