September 19, 2013 by Bob Livingston
Tuesday passed by largely unnoticed as a day of historical significance. I suppose itâ€™s a sign of the times that Constitution Day would slip by almost unmentioned and essentially uncelebrated. However, 226 years ago Tuesday, the Constitutional Convention held in Philadelphia (May 14-Sept. 17, 1787) was closed with the signing of the Constitution by a majority of the delegates. The Constitution would not be ratified for another 10 months.
President George W. Bush was reported to have once said, in so many words, the Constitution is just a piece of paper. That report has since been debunked by even the Bush-haters as coming from an unreliable source and not likely true. But it seems lately the psychopaths walking the halls of power in the Washington, D.C., cesspool mostly feel that way. Certainly they govern that way, as did Bush, Bill Clinton and others.
In 2004, Congress passed a law establishing a Federal observance of Constitution Day on Sept. 17, but it was not made a national holiday. Schools receiving Federal funding are required to provide educational programming on the Constitution as part of the observance.
Quiz your children or grandchildren about what they learned in their Constitution Day session. Then compare it with the Constitution and with history to see if they are being taught the truth or something else entirely.