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    Filed at 8:05 am under by dcobranchi

    You can’t make this stuff up.

    Federal lawmakers want to make sure your children know the answers to these and other questions about the Constitution, so last year they passed a law mandating its teaching on “Constitution Day.”

    Public Law 108-447 didn’t start out as a bill to promote civic education. It is actually an appropriations bill.

    Sen. Robert Byrd, D-West Virginia, added an amendment designating September 17 as Constitution Day, mandating the teaching of the Constitution in schools that receive federal funds, as well as federal agencies. Since September 17, the actual birthday of the Constitution, falls on a Saturday this year, schools will be observing the day on Friday, September 16.

    Perhaps they can cover the part of the Constitution that covers federal involvement in, er, education.

    One Response to “HAPPY CONSTITUTION DAY!”

    Comment by
    September 18th, 2005
    at 11:29 am

    Well, of course not. Why would they want children to question anything? “Here, young one, open up and take your nourishment.”