George Mason is proud to celebrate the newly-mandated Constitution Day obligations in the appropriate manner by asking whether said Constitution Day obligations are actually constitutional:
The Byrd Rider to this year's Omnibus Appropriations Bill requires schools that receive federal funding -- nearly all of them -- to have ceremonies each year marking Constitution Day.
Join Foundation Professor of Law Ronald Rotunda and Patrick Henry Professor of Law Nelson Lund for as they examine whether it is constitutional for Congress to use its spending power to reach down into the curriculum and culture of every school in the country and dictate what shall be taught, celebrated, or memorialized -- and when. The discussion will be moderated by Paul Mirengoff of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld and the Power Line blog.
Is this is what Senator Byrd had in mind in mandating Constitution Day teaching?