Last year, Senator Byrd (D) Virginia sneaked a little proviso into the omnibus spending bill that marks September 17 as Constitution Day. On this day, schools are required to teach students about the US Constitution. Too bad we can't force Congress, the president, and especially the courts to do the same thing.
We have world's best constitution--too bad we don't use it. Take the drug war for example: how is it that we needed the 18th Amendment to outlaw alcohol, but somehow we don't need a similar amendment regarding pot? Then there is the Commerce Clause, which supposedly limits the federal government to regulating trade between states, with foreign nations, and with Indian nations. Somehow this came to mean that the government can regulate virtually anything. Then there is the doctrine of separation of church and state, which has been ignored for so long, it's hard to tell when it was ever obeyed.
I fully support this Constitution Day, though I doubt it will be taught in a way that would please Jefferson and Madison.
Written by John Bill, founder of independent think tank the Jmaximus Institute of Freedom.