Governor Kuri calls to shield the Constitution and achieve a national consensus.
The Governor of Querétaro, Mauricio Kuri González, and the President of the Mexican Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, presided at the Teatro de la República the commemoration of the CVI anniversary of the promulgation of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States of 1917, a ceremony in which Mauricio Kuri, Governor of Querétaro urged to shield constitutional supremacy and to achieve consensus as a means for concord and social harmony.
“The days we are living urge us to restore peaceful and respectful coexistence as a method to achieve consensus and consensus as a means for concord and social harmony. And the unity of Mexicans will allow us to achieve higher levels of freedom, equality, and justice. It is time to emphasize everything that unites us and unites us, which is not little and is not minor ”, he pointed out.
Before the representatives of the powers of the Union and Governors, the head of the state Executive Branch pointed out that the drafting of the Magna Chart was the previous, formal, and indispensable act that the various groups found to cease hostilities and the war. Meanwhile, the emblematic Theater of the Republic was the space where agreements were reached and extreme positions were overcome, achieving a total consensus.
“There is not a better time or a right place than this, to reflect the spirit of the Constitution and its characteristics of the supremacy, of its democratic vocation and the Rule of Law, as an instrument of social justice", said Mauricio Kuri.
He weighed that the Constitution is a document with historical memory, but also with a vision to the future. He recalled that -except for the brief period of the Restored Republic- Mexico had not managed to free itself from the power of a single man, and the beginning of the end of that reality occurred when it was agreed that there would be no one above the Constitution, nor does it admit, neither then nor today, shortcuts, plans or legislative procedures to violate it.
“The supreme law is so despite the will of those who rule, the desires of the factions or from the longings of the facto powers", he said.
Kuri González emphasized that the shielding of constitutional supremacy resides in popular sovereignty: the powers are elected and, in doing so, respond to those who voted freely.
He also pointed out that there is no freedom without democracy, as the citizens decided to protect it with an impeccable formula: to have it under their custody. Likewise, they are the ones who organize, operate, and legitimize the electoral processes.
The Governor said that the other side of Mexican constitutionalism is the aspiration for social justice, and the 1917 text has been a valuable innovative, and creative contribution to social rights. He also recognized that there are still shameful and very unfortunate historical lags that have not been fully resolved.
He stressed that in recent years an unprecedented effort has been made by the President of the Republic to distribute support to those who need it more, with which he intends to fulfill the other wish that the Constitution protects: to achieve a more just, egalitarian, and solidary country.
“To deepen, broaden and hasten the enjoyment of equality and justice in all Mexican homes requires national concord and growing citizen participation. A country that is built from the bottom to the top. We must work to achieve greater spaces of material equality without sacrificing in the least political liberties and always respecting human dignity”, he shared.
Mauricio Kuri stressed that celebrating the Constitution demands, mainly, respecting it. February 5th, he explained, is a good day to exercise memory and reflection, but also determination and commitment. In this sense, he reiterated that from his position as head of the state of Querétaro Executive Branch, his job is to uphold and enforce the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States and strengthen the Rule of Law.
In his message, the President of the United Mexican States, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, stressed that by approving its 136 articles and promulgating it, the 1917 Constitution not only became the Supreme Law of the country, but it was also for a long time, the most popular, nationalist and progressive action program in history.
He commented that over the years there have been setbacks, which millions of Mexicans have faced with the approval of some reforms with the hallmark of honesty and humanism, among which the Republican Austerity Law, the Law of Extinction of Dominion, the Labor Law, the Health Law, the Revocation of Mandate and the consideration of corruption as a serious crime.
The Mexican president urged to continue fighting for the ideals of the Mexican Revolution enshrined in the 1917 Constitution, not to stop insisting on legally and democratically abolishing reforms contrary to the public interest, to continue proposing changes to the legal framework to benefit of the people until returning to the Maximum Law all the greatness of its original humanism.
“The Constitution of 1917 has not died, it lives in the transformation of the free, fair, egalitarian, democratic, and fraternal Mexico of our days. Long live the Constitution of 1917. Long live Querétaro. Long live the Republic. Long live Mexico. Long live Mexico. Long live Mexico,” he exclaimed.
The president of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, Norma Lucía Piña Hernández, affirmed that, as Supreme Law, the Constitution is a protective element that gives certainty, confidence, security, and union to all Mexicans; while the authorities are obliged to promote, respect, protect and guarantee human rights following the principles of universality, interdependence, and progress.
The president of the Board of Directors of the Sixty-fifth Legislature of the Chamber of Deputies, Santiago Creel Miranda, recalled the historical events that led to the creation of the 1917 Constitution and called for dialogue as an act that contributes to making the content of the Magna Chart to apply it, execute it and agree on the great agreements of the nation, so that these translate into the social well-being of the people of Mexico.
The president of the Board of Directors of the Sixty-fifth Legislature of the Senate of the Republic, Alejandro Armenta Mier, listed the reforms that the Constitution has had during the administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, which he said, give the country a legal basis of prosperity and allow the development of the next generations.
The civic ceremony of the CVI anniversary of the Constitution was attended by the General Secretary of National Defense, Luis Crescencio Sandoval González; the Secretary of the Navy, José Rafael Ojeda Durán; the Secretary of the Interior, Adán Augusto López Hernández; the Secretary of Public Education, Leticia Ramírez and the Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection, Rosa Icela Rodríguez Velázquez.
In addition to the president of the Board of Directors of the local legislature, Liz Selene Salazar Pérez; the magistrate president of the State Judiciary, Mariela Ponce Villa; the president of the DIF State System Board of Trustees, Car Herrera; the commander of the XII Military Region, Enrique Covarrubias López; the commander of the XVII Military Zone, Julio César Moreno Mijangos; the State Attorney General, Alejandro Echeverría Cornejo; governors and governors, deputies, senators, as well as representatives of chambers, schools, and civil associations.
Video Commemorative Ceremony of the 106th Anniversary of the Promulgation of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States.