Fun on Friday: Constitution Day


September 18, 2020 by Michael Maharrey 0 0

I’m not exactly sure that this is appropriate for “enjoyable” on Friday. It’s more like unfortunate on Friday. Or paradoxical on Friday. However I do not have anything more fun, so I’m going to run with this.

As you may know, yesterday was Constitution Day. And you know what? The federal government can’t even get that right.

On Sept. 17, 1787, delegates (most of them, but not all) at the Philadelphia Convention signed the proposed Constitution for the United States and sent it off to start the long and arduous ratification process.

So, what does the federal government do to commemorate this momentous occasion?

It breaks the Constitution.

Offered the operation of the federal government today, I think it ought to come as not a surprise it has even handled to ruin Constitution Day.

So, what have they done now?

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

Now here’s the important things– the Constitution does not hand over any authority over education to the feds. For that reason, per the Tenth Amendment, education funding and standards ought to completely be a state and local concern. This whole “celebration” mandate breaks the file it claims to commemorate.

You may think there’s a silver lining in all this. They at least teach the Constitution? I suggest, that’s something kids need to discover. So, maybe I should stop being a killjoy and be grateful the starting document is being acknowledged at all, right?

Other than they don’t even trouble to teach the Constitution.

They teach a lot of trivia and maybe talk about the separation of powers between the executive, legislative and judicial branches. But they aren’t going to teach the kids that the Constitution strictly limited the federal government to the point that their entire lesson is unconstitutional.

In some way I do not think that would play so well.

We primarily discuss economic problems here on the SchiffGold site. You can trace a lot of those to the reality that the federal government has vastly exceeded its authority. A federal government limited by the Constitution would be running up $3 trillion deficits

If you are interested in finding out more about the Constitution and the system of federal government it was meant to create, I’ve written a book on the subject titled Constitution Owner’s Manual: The Genuine Constitution the Politicians Don’t Want You to Know About. You can learn more about the book at

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