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Tenth Amendment Center Reminds You That Today is Constitution Day

The conservative Tenth Amendment Center would like to remind you that today is Constitution Day.

In an email received by Action Alameda News, Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment Center writes:

Even though the Federal Government recently started recognizing September 17th as a “federal observance” – the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States does not get the prominence that it should.

While many schools around the country will observe this Thursday, talk about the Constitution seems to focus primarily around “Constitution Trivia” instead of what’s really important. It may be good to educate our young on how many years a Senator serves, or how Supreme Court justices are appointed, but seriously lacking in the public discourse is the actual purpose of the Constitution.

The Wikipedia entry on Constitution Day includes:

Constitution Day (or Citizenship 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 U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.

The law establishing the holiday was created in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004. 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 provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day.

The Tenth Amendment Center encourages recipients of the email to quote or cite liberally from their official press release regarding Constitution Day, or from their “Tenth Amendment Talking Points” page:

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