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Sunday, September 17, 2017 was Constitution Day in the United States.

Some states and universities are holding special events this week to celebrate and educate Americans on the finest written work in the world other than the Bible.

I had not heard of Constitution Day until I saw someone tweet about it on a conservative site, but it has been around since 1911, starting in Iowa. Before 2004, it was also known as Citizenship Day.

It is disappointing to see that the late Senator Robert Byrd, a former KKK higher-up and Hillary Clinton hero, was responsible for this great celebration of freedom. Even broken clocks are right twice a day:

The law establishing the present holiday was created in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004.[3] Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as “Citizenship Day”. In addition to renaming the holiday “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day,” the act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions, and all federal agencies, provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day.[4] In May 2005, the United States Department of Education announced the enactment of this law and that it would apply to any school receiving federal funds of any kind.[2]

It is celebrated by those on the Left:

As well as the Right:

Events are being held around the country, including Mississippi, Illinois and North Carolina.

Educating America’s youth about the Constitution is required by law:

The Constitution was carefully put together over several months. There were quarrels, but, through the grace of God, America’s Founding Fathers arrived at a work of genius:

This is what the Founding Fathers devised for the new Great Republic:

These are some of the best-known Amendments:

Upholding the Constitution relies on the support of the American populace:

Yet, over the past few decades, many Americans have become distracted by bread and circuses:

The Daily Signal, referenced by the Heritage Foundation, points out:

our textbook description of American government conceals the reality of the administrative state. Most of the rules that govern our behavior are made by administrative agencies, not by Congress. Administrative agencies also investigate, prosecute, and enforce violations of these rules …

For several years, Congress has taken a closer look at reforming this administrative state that has grown up around the Constitution and threatens its core principles. But thus far, very little has been completed.

The path back to constitutional government will be long and difficult from this Constitution Day, but many good ideas have been offered for bringing our administrative behemoth back into the constitutional framework.

It is the responsibility of Congress to rein in the administrative state and begin the slow, arduous task of rebuilding constitutional government.

This man is correct:

This student understands:

However, too few care.

In many quarters, ‘patriot’ has become a dirty word:

Some think the Constitution is sexist or racist, however, nothing could be further from the truth. This short video is excellent at explaining what various amendments actually say:

It is vital that the US Constitution be upheld in all three branches of government — executive, legislative and judicial:

For more information on the US Constitution and Constitution Day, see #ConstitutionDay, Presidential Trivia and the National Archives.

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