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Hamilton, the separation of powers, and Constitution Day 2017

September 14, 2017 | By MARK MILLER

Sunday marks the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States. Pacific Legal Foundation celebrates Constitution Day this year with a column about a Founding Father and signer of the Constitution who now stars in the Broadway hit musical, Hamilton. We also use the opportunity to remind our federal legislators about the ...

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Celebrating Constitution Day at Indiantown Middle School

September 19, 2016 | By MARK MILLER

As I have done each September for the last several years to celebrate Constitution Day, today I visited Indiantown Middle School in south Florida and shared a little bit about the U.S. Constitution with Ms. DeLeon’s eighth grade history students. This year, we added Ms. Guzman’s seventh grade students to the mix, as well. My favorite ...

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For entrepreneurs, parents, and property owners, every day is Constitution Day

September 17, 2016 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

The Washington Times and New Hampshire Union Leader have published my Constitution Day op-ed, which details why the Constitution is vital—not just today, but every day.  The Constitution is what makes PLF’s job possible, and allows us to fight back on behalf of entrepreneurs or property owners when overreaching bureaucrats deprive them ...

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Happy Constitution Day!

September 16, 2016 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

September 17 is Constitution Day — the day our Founders signed the Constitution in 1787. At PLF we think it’s a reason to celebrate. We haven’t missed a Constitution Day on the Liberty Blog, and on this Constitution Day, I’d invite you to take a look at any of those great posts we’ve written over the years. … ...

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Teaching the Constitution to middle schoolers today

September 17, 2015 | By MARK MILLER

Today I visited Indiantown Middle School in south Florida and shared a little bit about the U.S. Constitution with Ms. Jaden DeLeon’s eighth grade history students.We timed this visit to coincide with Constitution Day, and I think I learned more than the students did! I have given a presentation to local students for Constitution Day for se ...

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Happy Constitution Day!

September 17, 2015 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

I like to think every day is Constitution Day at PLF, as every day we celebrate the Constitution’s protections for individual rights and fight for both liberty and its corollary: limited government. But today, September 17, really is Constitution Day—the day our Founders signed the Constitution in 1787.  It’s been an excellent ye ...

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Happy Constitution Day 2014

September 17, 2014 | By TODD GAZIANO

Today Americans celebrate the 227th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution by the delegates of the Philadelphia Convention in 1787. Only three delegates who stayed to the end declined to sign the document and two of those, George Mason and Elbridge Gerry, later supported it with the promise that a bill of … ...

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School stops student distributing constitutions on Constitution Day

September 19, 2013 | By JENNIFER THOMPSON

Modesto Junior College prevented one of its students from passing out free copies of the Constitution to fellow students on campus.  Robert Van Tuinen caught the entire incident on camera—from a police officer telling him to stop—to his trip to a college administrator’s office.  The administrator said he could “schedule” a t ...

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Happy Constitution Day!

September 17, 2011 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

The United States Constitution was signed 224 years ago today, on September 17, 1787.  May we suggest that you celebrate the occasion by raising a toast this evening to the United States Constitution?  Here's our video to commemorate the occasion.   … ...