The Constitution: Honoring Constitution Day (Sept. 17th). 9 Articles on the Cornerstone of Our American Republic

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Constitution

Constitution Day: Celebrating September 17, 1787, the day the Constitutional Convention met for the last time and signed the Constitution. 

 

To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.

- Calvin Coolidge

In honor of the Constitution and Constitution Day, we’ve compiled this list of Constitutional insights and articles. Enjoy! 

The Pi of law … Our Constitution

To think of the Constitution as anything less than Pi-like – to frame it with finiteness – collides headlong into its basic construction.

Comedy & Free Speech: Do the Offended Have Rights?

Freedom can suffer a dangerous tunnel vision. It happens when the fight for one freedom censures or devalues a counter freedom.

14th Amendment: It’s Mark on the Landscape of Our Country

The 14th Amendment, adopted July 28th, 1868, granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States” (including slaves) and required states to provide equal protection to all citizens.

A Right to Drink? The Constitution and Alcohol

If you enjoy beer, there are two days you might toast: April 7th, National Beer Day, and December 5th, Repeal Day, which celebrates the 21st Amendment.

 The 18th Amendment: Our Most Hated Amendment?

The 18th Amendment, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors,” failed to achieve its noble purpose. And it didn’t just fail; it failed miserably.

Atari and the 1st Amendment: What Do They Have in Common?

In a time long, long ago came a game; a game so simple it consisted of only two rectangles and a square…

A “Star Wars” Constitution: The “Bill of Rights”

Lightsabers, guns and the “force” – perfect ingredients for a long-standing battle. Could it also be the perfect ingredients for, dare I ask, another Star Wars movie?

Compelled Speech: College Football’s Next Great Social Media Scandal

Today’s college coaches are clobbering the 1st Amendment. Social media is being banned; student-athletes are being muzzled.

25 Amendments, Historic Failures & Possibilities for the 28th Amendment [Infographic]     

On May 7th, 1992, our last constitutional amendment – the 27th Amendment (barring Congress from giving itself a midterm pay raise)  – was ratified.

 

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