Sadly most Americans didn’t even realize that it was Constitution Day
Video: Lou Dobbs reports: California College Bans Passing Out Constitution On Constitution Day – Wake The Hell Up America – 41 seconds
Great 2 min clip – “you haven’t seen anything yet from Obama” rant
If You Missed Constitution Day, There’s Still Constitution Week
WSJ: Law Blog wishes readers a happy Constitution Week. If you’re unfamiliar with Constitution Week, it’s the time when federalists and anti-federalists, appellees and appellants, originalists and pragmatists, law enforcement officials and civil-liberties groups, gun owners and gun-control advocates all join together in the spirit of unity.
Well, that’s not quite what happens. But it’s a moment in the year to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of our nation’s founding document 226 years ago on Sept. 17.
President Eisenhower proclaimed the first Constitution Week in 1955 and Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have kept up the tradition. But confusingly, America celebrates both Constitution Week and Constitution Day, which is officially known as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.
Even more confusingly, Constitution Day and Citizenship Day used to be called Citizenship Day, which itself used to be called “I Am An American Day,” according to the Library of Congress. The latter was first observed in 1940 and held annually in May.
But then in 1952, Congress renamed it Citizenship Day and moved the date to Sept. 17, making it do double-duty . . .