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  • Happy Constitution Day

    09/17/2021 7:03:51 AM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | September 17, 2021 | YUVAL LEVIN
    On September 17, 1787 — 234 years ago today — the delegates to the constitutional convention who had approved the final document signed it and sent it on its way toward ratification. We now celebrate that date as Constitution Day, to acknowledge our debt to them and remind ourselves (as it’s plain we could use the reminding) of the extraordinary governing framework they created. If you’re free and online at 11 a.m. Eastern today (or if you want to look in on the video later), you should check out the American Enterprise Institute’s annual Constitution Day lecture, which will be...
  • Today Is Constitution Day: The Celebration of America's Founding Document

    09/17/2021 2:30:53 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 7 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 9/17/2021 | Sam Jacobs
    Constitution Day is a dual observance: It celebrates both the day that the United States Constitution was adopted, as well as honors naturalized citizens of our country. Prior to 2004, the day was known as Citizenship Day. Its name was changed due to an amendment attached to a spending bill by Sen. Robert Byrd. While there was an archaic form of the holiday first celebrated in Iowa schools in 1911, a movement to adopt the day was advanced by the Sons of the American Revolution. This organization appointed a committee to lobby for the day that included figures such as...
  • Constitution Day - 17 Sep 1787 - Revisit and Learn A Lesson From History

    09/20/2020 3:48:55 PM PDT · by CDR Kerchner · 6 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | 17 Sep 2020 | CDR Kerchner (Ret)
    Constitution Day – 17 Sep 2020: A Lesson from History. Is Being a Born Citizen of the United States Sufficient Citizenship Status to be President? The Founders and Framers Emphatically Decided No It Was Not! | by CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret). During the process of developing the U.S. Constitution Alexander Hamilton submitted a suggested draft for a Constitution on June 18, 1787. At some point, he also suggested to the framers a proposal for the qualification requirements in Article II as to the necessary Citizenship status for the office of President and Commander in Chief of the Military. Another version...
  • Our Free Speech Crisis

    07/10/2019 7:24:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2019 | Walter E. Williams
    The First Amendment to our Constitution was proposed by the 1788 Virginia ratification convention during its narrow 89 to 79 vote to ratify the Constitution. Virginia's resolution held that the free exercise of religion, right to assembly and free speech could not be canceled, abridged or restrained. These Madisonian principles were eventually ratified by the states on March 1, 1792. Gettysburg College professor Allen C. Guelzo, in his article "Free Speech and Its Present Crisis," appearing in the autumn 2018 edition of City Journal, explores the trials and tribulations associated with the First Amendment. The early attempts to suppress free...
  • President Orders Declassification of FISA warrants, etc.

    09/17/2018 2:41:58 PM PDT · by grayboots · 198 replies
    The White House ^ | 9/17/2018 | Press Secretary
    At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications. In...
  • Patriots Still Required to Protect the U.S. Constitution

    09/17/2018 10:44:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/17/18 | Dennis Jamison
    Patriot Day and Constitution Day are days honoring the American spirit Since the tragedy of 9/11/2001, Americans honor the heroes of that day through Patriot Day. And since Americans annually celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States, these two days are forever entwined. The two days honor different kinds of heroes, but heroes nevertheless. Patriot Day commemorates the courageous actions of heroes who served their fellow human beings during an act of war upon American soil. Constitution Day commemorates the courageous men who signed the document that become the Law of the Land—that essentially...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Constitution Day, September 17, 1787 ~ 17 September 2018

    09/16/2018 5:02:56 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 62 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Presents.... ~Constitution Day, September 17, 1787~ We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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. Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies militaryand the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. The Federal Convention convened in the State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia...
  • Janine Turner: I Did Not Hand Out Sexual Trafficking and Abortion Pamphlets

    09/23/2017 9:35:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/22/2017 | Janine Turner
    On September 12, 2017, I spoke to 600 middle school students at Eubanks Intermediary School of the Carroll Independent School District in honor of Constitution Day. Since Southlake, Texas is my community it was a special occasion for me. The kids had fun, and all of the teachers and administration were very excited after the speech, and grateful. Social media photos and posts abounded from the school. The morning before the speech, September 11, 600 of the same folders arrived for the students for the speech the next day. At no time did anyone, six months prior in March, four...
  • School District Debates putting Founders in Memory Hole

    09/18/2017 11:32:52 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 18, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It was only a matter of time. The "Dallas Independent School District included schools named after three of America’s Founding Fathers on a list of schools that the district is exploring renaming," Peter Hasson reported in The Daily Caller yesterday, on Constitution Day. "The DISD administration has already recommended renaming four schools named after Confederate generals, including Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson."
  • Constitution Day 2016

    09/17/2016 5:02:15 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 12 replies
    ConstitutionFacts.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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! http://t.co/BRNl5eEGO0 pic.twitter.com/sFBdWhDOWP— 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...