Fri September 17, 2010
Since 1787, "We the People of the United States" --- It's Constitution Day 2010
By Rich Fisher
Tulsa, Oklahoma – Today marks the U.S. holiday known as Constitution Day. Here's a bit of background, as culled from Wikipedia: "Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787. The law establishing the holiday was created in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as 'Citizenship Day.' In addition to renaming the holiday 'Constitution Day and Citizenship Day,' the act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day." To observe this holiday, and to do our own small part in educating the public about our Constitution, its history and development, and its ongoing legacy, StudioTulsa is pleased to offer an engaging conversation with Prof. Lyn Entzeroth of the TU College of Law.