Now, this is fascinating. In the most incredibly ironic way, it is very, very fascinating.
As of May 24, 2005, “federal law,” (look up “federal” and compare it to “unitary” government) in the form of the Federal Register, Volume 70, Number 99, says that “educational institutions receiving Federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year.”
Also, and perhaps even more ironically fascinating, is that “…the U.S. Office of Personnel Management will be making available to all Federal agencies, information to help train and educate Federal employees on the Constitution and, in particular, its relationship to the Oath of Office Federal employees take.” (I added the red italics just because this is so darned fascinating.
OK, so if you know anything about me, you know that I’m all about constitutional education and the Rule of Law it really should entail.
But what’s fascinating about a federal mandate to educate people on the constitution, is that it’s an unconstitutional mandate! It’s completely illegal!
What’s fascinating about the constitution’s “relationship” to constitutional office-holders’ oaths of office, is the very nature of each pledge to uphold and defend the constitution, typically “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
…Relationship? It’s all about the constitution!
And what is a constitution, after all? It’s restraint on power. It’s a leash on politicians, not on you. And who should be controlling the leash – politicians, or you?
Which brings me to what is most fascinating about a mandated Constitution Day, and all the “educational resources” the government pushes onto us:
How would you feel about a fox teaching hens self-defense? How’d you feel about Stalin preaching brotherly love? Well, that’s how I feel about politicians feeding us “information” about the constitution!
It won’t take long for you to educate yourself. You don’t want politicians to help you; because if you read it yourself, you’ll learn that most of what they do is illegal!
And isn’t reading it yourself, and holding your politicians to this precious contract, what Constitution Day should be all about?