Celebrating America’s Constitution, 230 Years In

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Sunday, September 17, 2017


Today, colleges across the country are celebrating Constitution Day. Considering the current  political climate on college campuses, this may come as a surprise.

Towards the end of his historically long career as the Senator of West Virginia, Robert Byrd added provisions to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2005 that requires public funded schools to educate students on the Constitution once a year.

Yes, this is the Robert Byrd who was a former KKK member and mentor to Hillary Clinton. Of all people, the late Robert Byrd is the reason colleges are required to teach their students about the Constitution.

Forcing a school like UC Berkeley to celebrate Constitution Day is like forcing Brian Williams to tell the truth. With the political craziness of the past year, something simple as Constitution Day may be a recipe for controversy. If anything crazy happens on colleges campuses today, count on Lone Conservative to cover it. Anyway, let’s take a look at what colleges are doing to celebrate this special day.

Purdue University is having a Constitution quiz off, where Constitution Day t-shirts and pocket Constitutions will be handed out. University of Kentucky is having a First Amendment essay contest, coffee with the Constitution, and best of all, an event called, “Constitutional Controversy in the Age of Trump.” Maybe they will discuss how being angry at Trump on Twitter isn’t enough to remove him from office?

Forget about ridiculous college campus SJW activity, let’s talk about you. Want to test your Americanness? Take this short and simple Constitution quiz to see how you compare to your fellow Americans.

Enjoy your Constitution Day and in the immortal words of Ron Burgundy, “don’t just have a great night, have an American night.”

Patrick is the Vice President of Lone Conservative and a journalism major at the University of Maryland. He has written in the Washington Free Beacon, Washington Examiner, Media Research Center, Townhall, FEE, and more. Outside of politics, he is a devout Catholic and passionate Baltimore sports fan.

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.


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About Patrick Hauf

Patrick is the Vice President of Lone Conservative and a journalism major at the University of Maryland. He has written in the Washington Free Beacon, Washington Examiner, Media Research Center, Townhall, FEE, and more. Outside of politics, he is a devout Catholic and passionate Baltimore sports fan.

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