Friday, September 17, 2010

Protecting our Constitutional right to celebrate the Constitution

The Andover Tea Party (Ashtabula Co.) asked their township trustees to use Andover Park (left) to hold a Constitution Day rally. The trustees said no, it was "too political." With the help of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, the residents filed for and received a temporary injunction in federal court enabling them to hold the rally.

The trustees' attempt to block the celebration gained attention in the national media, including Rush Limbaugh and Fox News.

On the other hand, Constitution Day is one Ohio city's major festival. Louisville (Stark Co.) calls itself "Constitution Town" and observes it each year with several days of festivals.

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