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  • Constitution Day 2016

    09/17/2016 5:02:15 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 12 replies ^ | Oak Hill Publishing Co
    The History of Constitution Day Citizens of the United States have celebrated Independence Day and Presidents' Day since the 1870s, and in 2005, the nation began to celebrate Constitution Day. Also know as Citizenship Day, Constitution Day is an American holiday honoring the day 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution. This historic date was September 17, 1787.oooLouise Leigh and Constitution Day Another important figure in the creation of Constitution Day is Louise Leigh. Leigh, after taking a course in Constitutional History with the National Center for Constitutional Studies, was inspired to spread her newfound love...
  • Constitution Day

    09/17/2015 10:51:52 AM PDT · by loveliberty2 · 25 replies
    Our Ageless Constitution ^ | September 17, 2015 | Self
    Our Ageless Constitution "The structure has been erected by architects of consummate skill and fidelity; its foundations are solid; its components are beautiful, as well as useful; its arrangements are full of wisdom and order...." -Justice Joseph Story Justice Story's words pay tribute to the United States Constitution and its Framers. Shortly before the 100th year of the Constitution, in his "History of the United States of America," written in 1886, historian George Bancroft said: "The Constitution is to the American people a possession for the ages." He went on to say: "In America, a new people had risen up without...
  • College Graduates Don’t Know Basic Facts About the Constitution

    09/15/2015 2:00:54 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 21 replies
    ACTA ^ | 8 Sep 2015 | Molly Mitchell
    *Nearly 10% of college graduates think Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court.*.... WASHINGTON, D.C., September 8, 2015 — The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today released a survey that shows how little college graduates and the general public know about the Constitution. According to the study, nearly 10% of college graduates think Judith Sheindlin — commonly known as Judge Judy — is on the Supreme Court; one-third of college graduates can’t identify the Bill of Rights as a name given to a group of Constitutional amendments; and 32% believe that Representative John Boehner is the current president...
  • Constitution Day Passes Without Notice

    09/22/2014 8:08:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/22/14 | Michael Oberndorf
    We are seeing how easy it is for government, with the collusion and connivance of the media and the education establishment, to spiral out of the control of the people Oh, Well… Constitution Day has come and gone and not surprisingly, hardly anyone noticed. The Constitution has become irrelevant to all but a few endangered Republicans on Capitol Hill, and is totally ignored or twisted beyond recognition by all - repeat, all – Democrats. This, of course, includes all the members, young and old, of the Ministry of Leftist Propaganda, aka, the “mainstream” media.
  • White House Celebrates Constitution Day With a Picture of Obama

    09/17/2014 12:52:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | September 17, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    Stop me if you have heard this before: The official White House Twitter account tweeted their recognition of Constitution Day today...with a picture of President Obama in the National Archives building. Happy Constitution Day!— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 17, 2014 Meanwhile, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) took a different approach to celebrate the day, and tweeted the entire Constitution word for word from his official account, 140 characters at a time. Happy Constitution Day, twitter! 227 years ago, our Constitution was signed by 38 of 41 delegates to the Constitutional Convention.— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) September 17, 2014 In...
  • Constitution Day and My Birthday- Concurrent

    09/17/2014 8:37:36 AM PDT · by Vendome · 10 replies
    Vanity | Vendome
    So I’m at an observance of Constitution Day last week and in a contest, testing our knowledge of the constitution. Now, I’m gonna win and I’m one question away. The moderator asks: “Besides Constitution Day, what other day is celebrated concurrently? “. “My Birthday!” I yelled. “Wrong Answer” replied the Mod. “You call my Mom on Wednesday and tell her that!” I protested. The Mod says “Anyone know the answer?”. So I’m looking around and . . . Nothing. No one answered. I turned to the gal behind me and whispered “Citizenship Day” and she yelled out the same. Afterward,...
  • A Handy Guide to the Constitution is Reissued for Its Birthday

    09/17/2014 7:31:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | September 17, 2014 | Todd Gaziano
    On September 17, Americans will celebrate the 227th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention. Convention President, George Washington, declared that it was “little short of a miracle” that deliberations were successfully concluded. Only three delegates who stayed to the end refused to sign the document and two of those, George Mason and Elbridge Gerry, later supported it with the promise that a bill of rights would be added.Rhode Island’s ratification of the Constitution on May 29, 1790 made it unanimous among the original 13 states, but the new republic began...
  • Top 10 myths about the Constitution on Constitution Day

    09/17/2014 9:04:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    National Constitution Center via Yahoo ^ | September 17, 2014 | NCC Staff
    The Constitution is our most endearing document, but not everything you read online about the Constitution is accurate! Here are some of the top myths about the Constitution and the Founding Fathers still out there on blogs and websites. To be clear, these myths are not about interpretations of the Constitution; they center on people and events related to the founding document.
  • A Plea for Constitutional Literacy on this Constitution Day

    09/17/2014 6:19:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | September 17, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Earlier this summer, I managed to perplex, perhaps even offend, a famous TV interviewer when I declared I want a federal government that follows the U.S. Constitution. Seemingly aghast, the interviewer went so far as to suggest my position was a "highly charged thing to say." Imagine that. A journalist -- who, owing to the Constitution, has the right to report and speak freely -- being uncomfortable with a fellow American's allegiance to the Constitution and to the Founding Fathers' vision of a limited central government. I fear we as a nation have drifted too far away from an understanding...
  • Pope John Paull II on the US Constitution and Freedom

    09/17/2013 2:15:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | 9/17/2013 | Donald R. McClarey
    Interesting reflections for a Constitution Day courtesy of remarks made by Pope John Paul II to President Reagan on September 10, 1987 during the Pope’s visit to the US: Mr President, 1. I am grateful for the great courtesy that you  extend to me by coming personally to meet me in this city of Miami. Thank you  for this gesture of kindness and respect. On my part I cordially greet you as the  elected Chief Executive of the United States of America. In addressing you I  express my own deep respect for the constitutional structure of this  democracy, which you are...
  • April 30th, The Lost Holiday

    04/27/2014 8:17:33 AM PDT · by No One Special · 33 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 27, 2014 | Craig Seibert
    A little-remembered anniversary occurs this April 30 -- the 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution being put into operation. Many might remember that April 30, 1789 was the day that George Washington took the oath of office and gave his inaugural address. But lest we forget, this very act also marked the launching of the American Constitutional System. Those living at the time knew what a landmark day it was and the details surrounding the events of the day show this depth of understanding. Through the process of time, neglect and the active rewriting of American history, these details have...
  • California College Forbids Passing Out Constitutions...On Constitution Day

    09/19/2013 12:52:17 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 31 replies ^ | September 19, 2013
    In a stunning illustration of the attitude taken towards free speech by too many colleges across the United States, Modesto Junior College in California told a student that he could not pass out copies of the United States Constitution outside the student center on September 17, 2013—Constitution Day. Captured on video, college police and administrators demanded that Robert Van Tuinen stop passing out Constitution pamphlets and told him that he would only be allowed to pass them out in the college’s tiny free speech zone, and only after scheduling it several days or weeks ahead of time. The Foundation for...
  • Constitution Day 2013

    09/17/2013 5:57:10 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 66 replies
    Providence | September 17, 1787 | 39 wise men
    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Article. I. Section. 1. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. Section. 2. The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of...
  • VIDEO: Black Panther Threatens Student Activist for Passing Out Constitutions

    09/26/2011 9:06:31 AM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 56 replies ^ | Sep 23, 2011 | Brittney Morrett
    Are students that promote the black panther ideology and the Office of Diversity in league together at the University of Minnesota - Duluth (UMD)? It would would appear so in the video below. The events took place last week as one young man, Phil Cleary, handed out pocket Constitutions on campus in honor of Constitution Day. He had a table with literature promoting Youth for Western Civilization, a group dedicated to traditional values and western civilization, and engaged in students and faculty passing by. Then, the leftists showed up to heckle. The young man in the video, Blair Jordon Moses,...
  • Happy Illegal Holiday! [Today is Constitution Day]

    09/17/2011 1:18:39 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 3 replies
    NYT ^ | September 16, 2011 | KENT GREENFIELD
    TODAY is Constitution Day, the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution in 1787. Since 2005, by Congressional mandate, all educational institutions receiving federal funds — from preschools to universities, whether public or private — are required to provide relevant educational programming to observe the occasion. Boston College, where I teach, generally hosts a symposium; the local middle school offers skits about the First Amendment. The Constitution Day mandate was a brainchild of the late Senator Robert C. Byrd, who believed it was necessary to address the nation’s lack of appreciation for our founding document.
  • Sarah Palin to Announce Today on Bob&Mark Show?

    09/16/2011 3:50:05 AM PDT · by newfreep · 216 replies · 2+ views
    HillBuzz ^ | Sept 16, 2011 | HillBuzz
    Excerpt: Many believe the Governor will announce her presidential bid on the show today — since she appears to indeed be scheduled as a guest at 930am PST…which is 1130am CST and 1230pm EST. Read more:

    09/17/2010 8:35:34 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 15 replies
    Red County ^ | September 17, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    On September 17, 1787, the greatest political document in the history of mankind was established, the United States Constitution. Today, September 17, is Constitution Day! Simply put, the Constitution was created by "radical right-wingers" (or at least that's what the elitists in the ruling class would refer to them as) for two main purposes...
  • Independence Hall Tea Party Association's Constitution Day Commemoration.

    09/15/2010 9:03:58 PM PDT · by TAdams8591 · 10 replies
    On the 223rd Anniversary of the Signing of US Constitution, join Us in a Ceremonial Re-commitment to Our Founding Document! We the People 2010 Friday, September 17, 2010 7-7:30 PM Independence Mall 5th and Chestnut Streets Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Honored Guest: Actress Janine Turner, Co-Chair Constituting America. Special Guest: We the People 9.17 Contest Winner Featuring: White Hall Guard Fife and Drum, Reading of the Preamble and Bill of Rights Sponsored by the Independence Hall Tea Party Association
  • Colorado Springs Rocks Constitution Day 2009 with a Tea-Party

    09/19/2009 9:27:11 AM PDT · by LomanBill · 5 replies · 729+ views
    Self ^ | 19 Sep 2009 | William Burke
      Constitution Day Colorado Springs Rocks Constitution Day 2009 with a Tea-Party Americans, Pledging Allegiance Rejects Obamacare...... ...therefore, must be a Racist. (LOL!) Kenny Giordano Keep on Rockin' in the Free World! He has the right... Santa? Over 40 - OUT OF THE POOL! Ranger On - CHARLIE MIKE! Over 40 - OUT OF THE POOL! Kent Lambert Rocks! Purple - it's the New RED, Comrades. Obama Supporter Discourse Useful Idiot? Useful Idiots - reliving their 60's "Glory Days" You Rock, Colorado

    09/17/2009 11:35:42 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 408+ views ^ | September 16, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM Download the PDF THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ____________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 16, 2009 CONSTITUTION DAY AND CITIZENSHIP DAY, CONSTITUTION WEEK, 2009 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The United States Constitution has withstood the test of time for more than two centuries as our Nation's charter of government and the guarantor of our liberties. Signed in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787, this founding document reflects our core values and enshrines the truths set...
  • Celebrate Your Freedom--Today is Constitution Day

    09/17/2009 7:04:46 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 563+ views
    US Federal Archives/The Lid ^ | 9/17/09 | The Lid
    Constitution Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17, the day the Philadelphia Convention (AKA U.S. Constitutional Convention) signed the US Constitution in 1787. On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created, it was the second American Revolution. The Convention was formed to revise the "Articles of Confederation." What it did instead was to overthrow the existing United States government and create a system unmatched in...
  • Constitution Day - September 17, 2009

    09/17/2009 6:57:12 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 16 replies · 564+ views
    Constitution Day [dot] com ^ | Sept 17, 2009 |
    Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens. On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. We encourage all Americans to observe this important day in our nation's history by attending local events in your area. Celebrate Constitution Day through activities, learning, parades and demonstrations of our Love for the United States of America and the Blessings of Freedom Our Founding Fathers...

    09/17/2009 6:53:04 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 19 replies · 510+ views
    9/17/09 | marty_f
  • Outsourcing the U.S. Constitution

    09/10/2009 1:57:16 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 199+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 10, 2009 | AIA Staff
    Outsourcing the U.S. Constitution by: AIA Staff, September 10, 2009 Accuracy in Academia will feature George Mason University law professor Jeremy Rabkin in a special Constitution Day author’s night at the National Press Club on September 17, 2009 from 6-8 PM. Dr. Rabkin, who has written extensively on national sovereignty, will address the topic, “Are we outsourcing the U. S. Constitution?” in the event which will be held in the Murrow Room at the Press Club. “Academic and political elites seem to view the Constitution as a quaint artifact in a display case to be visited every now and then...
  • DENVER-Constitution Day Tea Party and Candlelight Vigil for Freedom - Sept. 12 2009 5:30 - 10:00 PM

    07/10/2009 8:56:02 AM PDT · by Jenny Hatch · 6 replies · 728+ views
    Colorado Tea Party Organizers | July 10th, 2009 | Jenny Hatch
    A Permit has been obtained for the West Steps of the Denver Capitol for an Evening Constitution Day Tea Party and Candlelight Vigil for Freedom on September 12, 2009 in Denver Colorado. Guests are invited to come early to hear a broadcast of the American Constitution accompanied by Patriotic Hymns. This 68 minute reading will begin at 5:30 PM and will be followed by a reading of The Declaration of Independence and then the Bill of Rights. The Tea Party will officially begin at 7PM with the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of our National Anthem. A series of...
  • Is the Constitution Libertarian?

    09/24/2008 1:45:37 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 11 replies · 299+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 24, 2008 | Irene Warren
    Is the Constitution Libertarian? by: Irene Warren, September 24, 2008 In honor of the 221st Constitutional Day, guest speaker Randy Barnett gave the Annual B. Kenneth Simon Lecture at the Cato Institute in an effort to set the record straight about whether the Constitution is libertarian. Randy Barnett, a professor of legal theory at Georgetown University Law Center, explained that the Constitution is a governing document which governs those who are in power and who govern others. However, he explained that the Constitution also defines the limit of powers on those who govern us. “As it turns out, this is...
  • The IRS & the Constitution

    09/24/2008 1:34:02 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 463+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 24, 2008 | Irene Warren
    The IRS & the Constitution by: Irene Warren, September 24, 2008 Sept. 17, 2008, marked the 221st Anniversary of the United States Constitution, a time when many reflect on America’s heritage and freedoms. However, one organization is exercising one of its First Amendment rights by filing a People’s Petition for Redress concerning the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment this year, an action to restore order within the U.S. Constitution. We the People Foundation for Constitutional Education, Inc. is a 501(c)( 3) organization, established November 24, 1997. They filed a People’s Petition for Redress claiming that the United States government has...
  • Constitution Day!

    09/17/2008 10:03:49 AM PDT · by Jazz1968 · 19 replies · 622+ views
    September 17 | Jazz1968
    Just a reminder September 17 is Constitution Day. On this day in 1787, the Constitution was signed by the delegates
  • Mark your calendars: It's Constitution Day!

    09/17/2008 11:57:11 AM PDT · by spectra · 14 replies · 171+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 8/17/08 | Judge Roy Moore
    Each year on the 17th day of September we celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States in Philadelphia in 1787. In 2004, Congress officially made Sept. 17 "Constitution Day" and required all schools receiving federal funding to teach students about the Constitution. Every year since 2005, President Bush has declared Sept. 17 as "Constitution Day." And yet there is no mention of Constitution Day on my calendar this month, even though there are days marked for the Mexican Constitution on Feb. 5 and the beginning of Kwanzaa on Dec. 26. Perhaps the omission of...
  • Celebrate Constitution by adhering to its spirit [Far left channels the founders too]

    09/19/2007 5:29:17 PM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies · 159+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 9/18/2007 | John Nichols
    Two-hundred and twenty years ago this week, the patriots who had stuck through the long process of drafting a Constitution for the new United States finally approved the document. The primary purpose of their creation was, in the language of their time, to "chain the dogs of war." The American colonies had suffered the cruel fates of wars plotted and pursued by the royal families of distant Europe, and they set about to ensure that the nation they had freed from the grip of British imperialism would not, itself, be subjected to the imperial whims of presidents who might someday...
  • U.S. Constitution Day 2006

    09/18/2006 12:56:08 PM PDT · by Marine Inspector · 11 replies · 261+ views
    09/18/2006 | Customs and Border Protection
    U.S. Constitution Day 2006 Training materials presented by the CBP Office of Training and Development Leadership and Workforce Development Division. A core CBP value, Service to the Country, includes defending and upholding the Constitution of the United States. The American people have entrusted CBP to protect the homeland and defend liberty. The Constitution is the framework of our organization’s mission. Under Public Law 08-447, enacted December 8, 2004, Government agencies are required to provide orientation materials for new employees and to conduct annual training on the United States Constitution. To address the annual training requirement, CBP is providing the following...
  • Happy Constitution Day

    09/17/2007 10:36:20 AM PDT · by processing please hold · 20 replies · 122+ views
    September 17, 2007
  • Faubus v. United States

    09/17/2007 5:06:54 AM PDT · by Miami Vice · 9 replies · 238+ views
    The Bulletin | 09/17/2007 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Commemorating the 220th anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution of the United States in Philadelphia in 1787 Something remarkable was broadcast on TV recently. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, a Clinton appointee and one of the most liberal members of the court, was teaching a class about the Constitution. He was asked what his favorite Supreme Court case is. Justice Breyer replied that it was Cooper v. Faubus. He related how, while giving a Soviet paratroop officer a tour of the Supreme Court, this person asked that very same question. Breyer cited Cooper v. Faubus because it was the...
  • 220 Years Ago Today (Joseph Farah: Its Constitution Day, Stupid Alert)

    09/16/2007 10:36:44 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 16 replies · 223+ views ^ | 09/17/2007 | Joseph Farah
    First, the Founding Fathers wrote a Constitution that strictly limited the role of the federal government in the lives of Americans. The idea that Washington had some role in education, redistribution of wealth, setting minimum wage requirements, nationalizing millions of acres of land, taxing income and subsidizing government-approved artists would have been anathema to the men who fought so valiantly for freedom against an overreaching foreign tyranny – if they could have even imagined such abuses. Secondly, the Framers of that Constitution spoke eloquently about the fact that only a moral people – a nation of Godly people with common...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Constitution Day 2007 ~ Sept. 17, 2007

    09/16/2007 4:39:07 PM PDT · by StarCMC · 373 replies · 727+ views
    Daffy Duck
    Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week, 2007 A Proclamation by the President of the United States  On Constitution Day and Citizenship Day and during Constitution Week, we celebrate the anniversary of our Nation's Constitution and honor the Framers who created the landmark document that continues to guide our Nation. In the summer of 1787, delegates convened in Philadelphia to create "a more perfect Union" and craft the document that is the foundation of our country. With great diligence, they worked to develop a framework that would balance authority and inherent freedoms, Federal interests and State powers, individual rights...
  • Constitution Day 2006 Sept 18, 2006

    09/06/2006 5:31:00 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 8 replies · 282+ views
  • What's love got to do with it?

    09/25/2005 2:29:13 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 4 replies · 462+ views
    Townhall ^ | 9/25/05 | Paul Jacob
    James Madison, father of our U.S. Constitution, must be rolling over in his grave. You see, he forgot to put love in it. By congressional edict, schools and universities across the nation were recently required to spend some time on or around September 17 teaching about the Constitution. That's the date our nation's founding document was ratified back in 1787. Robert Byrd, West Virginia's Ku Klux Klan leader turned Senator, authored the legislation. Byrd's considered something of a constitutional scholar by his congressional colleagues. (Mobsters, no doubt, thought Al Capone an expert on criminal justice.) The law mandates any educational...
  • Lectures, discussions remember Constitution

    09/23/2005 8:46:04 AM PDT · by SittinYonder · 3 replies · 236+ views
    The Colonnade ^ | Sept. 23, 2005 | By Ana Maria Lugo
    The anniversary of the U.S. Constitution was celebrated last week by the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Department of Government & Sociology, and the Law and Society Student Organization (LASSO) with a series of week-long discussions and lectures about the document and its meaning. On Sept. 12, students and faculty gathered in the A & S auditorium to hear Dr. Ralph Hemphill, professor of Political Science, lecture about the current constitutional issues before the U.S. Supreme Court. "I do not claim to be an expert on the U.S. Constitution, but a student of its principles," Hemphill said. He...
  • Putting an end to Constitution worship

    09/23/2005 10:22:35 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 127 replies · 2,236+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | 9/22/05 | JEFF MANKOFF
    GUEST COLUMN | JEFF MANKOFF Published Thursday, September 22, 2005 Putting an end to Constitution worship This past Saturday was something called "Constitution Day," though, except for some obnoxious fliers around campus put up by the Orwellian-sounding Committee for Freedom, you can be forgiven for not knowing that. Constitution Day is a new quasi-holiday foisted upon us by Congress at the behest of Sen. Robert Byrd to force schools receiving public money -- including Yale -- to set aside time on the anniversary of the document's adoption in 1787 to teach about the Constitution. This holiday is another ridiculous example...
  • A Question for Roe and the academic lefties

    09/20/2005 12:36:29 PM PDT · by mcvey · 11 replies · 253+ views
    What do you think of posing this question to the group of left-wing academics on the Constitution Day panel I am sitting on. "If a state, through its normal legislative and executive processes, decided that it would not obey Roe v. Wade nor heed Federal Court injunctions, should the Federal government send in troops to enforce Roe?" It seems like a question that would leave people with no place to hide, but maybe I am missing something. I would appreciate any advice you might give me.
  • NY Law School to Present Panel Discussion of Constitutionality of Constitution Day on Sept. 21

    09/17/2005 8:50:55 PM PDT · by dukeman · 9 replies · 361+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 9/16/05 | Edith Sachs of New York Law School, Office of Public Affairs
    Like many other educational institutions, New York Law School will be complying with the new federal Constitution Day law -- but with a twist. The law school will hold a panel discussion, "Is Constitution Day Constitutional: Byrd-Brained Idea or Welcome Opportunity?" As its name suggests, the panelists will consider the constitutionality of the requirement for schools to present programs or distribute materials relating to the United States Constitution on or about Sept. 17 each year, and they will discuss potentially more appropriate ways to teach Americans about the Constitution. The law school's event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 21. The...
  • Celebrate the Constitution

    09/17/2005 5:13:30 AM PDT · by lunarbicep · 6 replies · 224+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | September 16, 2005 | Joseph Farah
    September 16, 2005 By Joseph Farah © 2005 Tomorrow is Constitution Day. How will you celebrate? Did you even know? On Sept. 17, 1787, the Constitutional Convention, meeting in Philadelphia for four months, agreed on the final draft of this special, inspired document and submitted to the several states for ratification. It was ratified June 21, 1788, when New Hampshire approved it as the ninth state. Congress, acting under the Articles of Confederation, declared the Constitution the law of the land March 4, 1789. By general assent and resolution of the Congress, Sept. 17 has been designated as Constitution Day...
  • A living Constitution for a dying Republic

    09/16/2005 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 21 replies · 770+ views
    Townhall ^ | 9/16/05 | Mark Alexander
    "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." --George Washington and the delegates Saturday, 17 September, is Constitution Day, in recognition of the 218th anniversary of that venerable document's signing by our nation's Founders. Of course, most of the federal judiciary pays no homage to that date. They are preoccupied rewriting the so-called "Living Constitution," amending...
  • Constitution Day, September 17th

    09/16/2005 8:01:04 AM PDT · by Wrangler22 · 2 replies · 136+ views
    Conservative Thoughts ^ | September 16, 2005 | John Kuethe
    For the first time, every school and college receiving federal money must teach about the Constitution on Sept. 17, the day the document was adopted in 1787. The very fact that this has to be forced on people is a sad statement. As a man in his forties, I vividly recall that the Constitution was a key component in my American History classes. It was also the basis for my government classes. In college the political science classes were based on the core document of our democracy. This leads me to wonder why the teaching of the Constitution has been...
  • Some teachers grumble over timing of Constitution Day

    09/16/2005 10:13:56 AM PDT · by EggsAckley · 51 replies · 1,195+ views
    santa cruz sentinel ^ | Sept. 16, 2005 | By JEFF TOBIN
    In the halls of American schools, the date Sept. 17 might not mean much. The federal government wants to change that. A new federal law requires schools that get federal money — including colleges — to set the day aside as a special celebration of the U.S. Constitution in an effort to combat an apparent ignorance of the country’s "supreme law." The date, which falls on a Saturday this year, can be observed by schools any time this week or next week. Many schools will celebrate today or Monday. Teachers, not just in social studies departments, always include topics of...
  • Learn the Constitution, Or Else

    09/16/2005 7:43:23 AM PDT · by albertp · 17 replies · 784+ views
    Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | September 16, 2005 | Gary Galles
    Starting this year, every educational institution receiving federal aid must teach about the U.S. Constitution on the September 17 anniversary of its signing (September 16 in 2005...) The requirement is ironic, given that it came from the Senate's leading Constitutional scholar, yet clearly conflicts with the Constitution, and on many grounds. Last year, Senator Robert Byrd (D.-W.Va.) inserted it into a spending bill packed with pork that was blatantly inconsistent with Americans' general welfare, which is the Constitution's rationale. There is nothing in the document that permits the federal government to tell local schools what they can and cannot teach....
  • In anticipation of Constitution Day, the public speaks out

    09/16/2005 4:13:15 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 13 replies · 669+ views ^ | 9 16 05 | James Bregenzer
    With the first-ever Constitution Day being held Saturday, students and bystanders on campus shared their opinions on - and knowledge of - the U.S. Constitution. Constitution Day exists because of a federal statute signed into law last December by President Bush. The day is required to be celebrated by all federally funded institutions, according to Saturday was chosen to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Q: What are your reactions to Iowa State celebrating Constitution Day tomorrow? "I honestly have no idea what Constitution Day is." - Paul Armenakis, sophomore in pre-computer science "I support...
  • LIVE THREAD: C-span 1, 4PM EST...Robert "Sheets" Byrd..LIVE speech for Constitution Day

    09/16/2005 12:51:04 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 67 replies · 1,531+ views
    It's Friday afternoon..almost Happy Hour on the east coast, and what better way to end the week, ( or start the weekend) than catching a glimpse, or more, of "Sheets" lecturing us about the Constitution, and no doubt waving around his pocket copy. I started the thread a little early to give those of you who need it time to get ready..
  • Constitution Day

    09/15/2005 12:01:21 PM PDT · by Andonius_99 · 23 replies · 390+ views
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    Constitution Day was signed into law in December 2004. It falls on or around the anniversary of the date the U.S. Constitution was signed (17 September 1787). All federally-funded education institutions must celebrate the day in some way. Please join us for the University's first annual Constitution Day to be held on Monday, 19 September 2005. 19 September 2005 Konover Auditorium, Dodd Center Free and open to the public 10:00 - 10:50 am Constitutions & New Democracies Okasan Bayulgen, Assistant Professor in Political Science As an increasing number of nations across the globe move toward the adoption of democratic systems,...
  • Schools ordered to observe ‘Constitution Day’

    05/27/2005 6:46:33 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 35 replies · 573+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 24, 2005 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - The Constitution long has ensured that Congress can’t tell schools what to teach. But that’s no longer the case for at least one topic — the Constitution itself. advertisement The Education Department outlined Tuesday how it plans to enforce a little-known provision that Congress passed in 2004: Every school and college that receives federal money must teach about the Constitution on Sept. 17, the day the document was adopted in 1787. Schools can determine what kind of educational program they want, but they must hold one every year on the now-named “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.” And if...