Here’s to the people in Andover Township, Ohio, who stuck to the principles in the U.S. Constitution, to enable their celebration of Constitution Day in the public square. The local government rescinded their original approval because they believed it would be too political. A judge ordered a temporary injunction that will allow the celebration until the final decision is made.
“The First Amendment clearly protects the right to gather on the public square, speak out in support of limited constitutional government, and critique the current state of affairs,” 1851 Center Executive Director Maurice Thompson said. “The townships’ self-aggrandizing authority to pick and choose who may speak, based upon whether they approve of the speaker’s message, is entirely unconstitutional.”
Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S.
or by naturalization, have become citizens.