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Coming Up, Constitution Day

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Indeed, it has a day. The website breathlessly refers to it as “Celebrating the Birthday of your Government!” but I think the more appropriate analogy might be as our nation’s bar mitzvah, a coming of age a dozen or so years after independence.

In late 2004, Senator Byrd passed a legislation requiring that all schools, colleges and Federal agencies receiving Federal funds offer annual educational programming involving the Constitution of the United States on Constitution Day, September 17th.

Not satisfied with a mere day for our nation’s most scrutinized document, the University of Houston is celebrating Constitution week, beginning tomorrow, Sept. 12th. Almost makes me want to go tell the world about it in one of our designated free speech zones.

The University of Houston Constitutional Day website features a video presentation by the law center’s own Victor Flatt. Be sure to wear something Constitutional lest you be within Congress’ enumerated power to regulate pinching. And if you’re asking the obvious and painfully ironic question I suspect you are – please refer to Nelson Lund’s Is Constitution Day Constitutional?

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