Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Constitution Day . . .

Constitution Day? Really? I have never heard of this holiday, have you?

I think the idea behind it is a great one. The Constitution of The United States of America, as well as those of the respective states, is one of the most, if not the most important and significant bits of our past, present, and future.

I decided to do a little research into this little known about holiday and found these sites helpful.

I wonder why there wasn't a significant push to have this day before 2004. I don't think that the population of the United States as a majority knows and understands the importance of the Constitution. I don't think there is enough understanding of it's history and message.

While learning more about this day and also in other studies, I came across an amazing message given at a celebration on this last Constitution Day. The man that gave the address is described as,

"interest in and understanding of the Constitution is the product of a legal
career that spanned more than 50 years. He is a former professor of
law and Utah Supreme Court Justice and widely considered an expert
on the U.S. Constitution. "

I think he gives some great ideas as to how we, as Americans, can better know our Constitution. His thoughts and ideas are easy to understand and a great starting point for anyone with an interest in our country's legal system. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Being A Mother Who Knows said...

This year we were able to celebrate Constitution Day at Pres. Madison's house in Virginia. Since he is the "father" of the Constitution they had a big program. It was really neat. We were able to learn a lot of things. We didn't know there was a special day either until we called for tickets. Fun day!