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Celebrate Constitution Day 2021 with USC

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
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A Proclamation on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, and Constitution Week,2021

For 234 years, America’s Constitution has guided our growth, shaped our progress, and defined us as a Nation of sacred laws and fundamental values. When our democracy is tested, we draw strength from the Constitution to see us through. When we look ahead in our uniquely American way — restless, bold, and optimistic — our Constitution is the bedrock we build upon to make our Nation more equal, more just, and more prosperous for all our people.
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Constitution Day is September 17

To celebrate Constitution Day, a reading of the entire Constitution will take place at the steps of the Hernando County Courthouse on Sept. 17, beginning promptly at noon. The public is welcome to listen and participate in reading this historic document. It takes approximately 45 minutes from start to finish which includes the 27 amendments.
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A question for Constitution Day

Constitution Day is one of our country’s most overlooked holidays, but Sept. 17 should not go unnoticed. The foundational principle of our governing charter is at risk of being forgotten, with disastrous consequences for the American experiment. Recalling it is essential to our national future. With the distance of 234...

Happy Constitution Day!

When I was a civil servant in the United Kingdom, I had a friend who worked at the Ministry of Defence. Part of his duties was to brief Ministers for debates in Parliament (under the British system, administration officials generally sit in the legislature). On one occasion, he needed to brief a Minister in the House of Lords about the British military presence in the Antarctic Ocean, which consisted of a specially outfitted ship called an Ice Patrol Vessel. The expense for the vessel had raised questions about whether it should continue operating. Throughout the briefings, my friend referred to it by the acronym IPV. Just before the Minister went to the floor of the House to speak on the subject he asked my friend, “One thing that’s bothered me—what is an IPV?” My friend apologized for his use of the acronym and explained that it stood for Ice Patrol Vessel. “Good, good,” replied the Minister. “And do we have one?”

Van Ens: Protect voting rights this Constitution Day weekend

Delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed our nation’s founding document Sept. 17, 1787. Soon after, John Adams wrote Thomas Jefferson about what was missing in the Constitution — now known as a “Bill of Rights.”. Using his customary in-your-face language, Adams asked, “What think you of a Declaration...

Callista and Newt Gingrich: Celebrating a great American on Constitution Day

More than 230 years ago in Philadelphia, 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Eleven years after the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, this historic event marked an important milestone for our remarkable experiment in self-government. Symbolically, the signing of the U.S....
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Thoughts on Constitution Day

Every Sept. 17 is Constitution Day. It doesn’t get the fanfare that July 4th gets. What occurred after winning independence from England was quite remarkable. Most revolutions end up with a dictator or some elite group taking control. We were blessed with courageous individuals that gave up power to form a union based on a constitutional democracy. It didn’t happen all at once and is still a work in progress. It needs constant maintenance and diligent effort by its citizens.

What should we celebrate on Constitution Day? | Column

Today the nation pauses to observe Constitution Day, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Philadelphia Convention completed drafting what would become the Constitution of the United States of America. But what is appropriate for this anniversary? Do we observe, commemorate or celebrate?. It is not unpatriotic to acknowledge...

Governor DeSantis Encourages All Floridians to Celebrate Constitution Day

Governor DeSantis Encourages All Floridians to Celebrate Constitution Day. The full Constitution Day video is available for use and can be accessed here or by clicking the image above. Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis encouraged all Floridians to celebrate September 17th as Constitution Day in commemoration of the...

On Constitution Day, Markey Joins Shaheen In Announcing She’ll Lead Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

**Amendment would help get big money out of politics and put power back in the hands of the American people**. Washington (September 17, 2021) – Today, U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), along with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), in their announcement that they will reintroduce the Democracy for All Amendment next week. This constitutional amendment would overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision, as well as other alarming decisions around campaign finance that led to floods of corporate and dark money in politics and diminished the voice of the American people in elections. These decisions have wrongfully equated money with free speech, and unfairly determined that big, wealthy corporations have the same First Amendment rights as people. Shaheen’s announcement coincides with Constitution Day, which commemorates the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and celebrates U.S. citizenry.

Congressman Cohen Commemorates Constitution Day

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, today commemorated Constitution Day. Friday, September 17, marks the 234th anniversary of the formal signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. The holiday has been variously known as “Constitution Day,” “Citizenship Day” and, since 2004, as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.”

Bell ringing honors Constitution Day in Lawton

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The Daughters of the American Revolution “rang the bell” Friday morning at the Lawton Public Library in celebration of Constitution Day. DAR is a society of active women who are passionate about community service, preserving history, educating children, and honoring and supporting those who serve our nation.

Cal U. students discuss community, campus leadership on Constitution Day

When the voting age in the United States was lowered from 21 to 18 in 1971 thanks to the ratification of the 26th Amendment, the student newspaper at California University of Pennsylvania was largely silent on the topic. Instead, it was more tightly focused on close-to-home topics like whether a...
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Celebrating Constitution Day in Montrose

On Sept. 17, 1787, the oldest constitutional document still in operation was finalized in Philadelphia. To commemorate Constitution day, State Rep. Marc Catlin (R-58) donated hundreds of pocket constitutions to fifth grade students in Montrose County Public Schools. Catlin said that the Constitution is the “foundation of our country” and...