Constitution Day is Every Day
September 17, 2012
Ok, here we go again. It’s September 17, 2012, and that means, it’s “Constitution Day” in the United States. Two-hundred twenty five years ago today, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had drafted.
Sadly, though, this so-called national holiday is a sham.
Politicians who never follow the Constitution will tell us about its greatness. Pundits who could care less about Constitutional limits will wax eloquent about how we should all praise the wisdom of the Framers. And educators – under an unconstitutional federal mandate – will pretend to teach our children about the Constitution, even though they’re mostly clueless about it.
This “Constitution Day” wasn’t always a widespread date of importance in this country. Back in 2004, federal politicians passed a law mandating the teaching of the Constitution in schools that receive federal funds, as well as federal agencies. It stated, in part: