Wednesday, 16 September 2020 18:08

COLUMN: The feds can't even get Constitution Day right

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Thursday will be "Constitution Day."


On Sept. 17, 1787, delegates (most but not all) at the Philadelphia Convention signed the finished Constitution.

In observance of Constitution Day, the federal government violates the Constitution.

In 2004, President George W. Bush signed an unconstitutional federal act, with an unconstitutional federal mandate, applying to unconstitutional federally-funded schools – to “teach the Constitution”

And they don't even teach the Constitution.

They teach a bunch of trivia and maybe talk about the separation of powers between the executive, legislative and judicial branches.

I guarantee you they don't explain that the states are sovereign in the constitutional system. They don't tell students the federal government is extremely limited and can only exercise specifically delegated powers. (And they don't include mandating constitution lessons in schools.) And they certainly don't teach the kids that states can nullify unconstitutional federal acts.

Michael Maharrey is the communications director for the Tenth Amendment Center.