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Mon., Sept. 19, 2011, 2:43 p.m.

Yay! It’s Constitution Week

First page of the U.S. Constitution, for a Spin Control post. (
First page of the U.S. Constitution, for a Spin Control post. (

At least, that's what a proclamation signed by President Obama says. From last Saturday to this Friday, it's officially Constitution Week.

This coincides with the 224th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17. That was Constitution Day, but a single day doesn't really seem to be enough to celebrate something that historic, so the proclamation also has a Constitution Week.

Not to diminish "We the People" but this is also National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week.

And National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week.

And National Farme Safety and Health Week.

But the Constitution is a noble and strong document, and it probably doesn't mind sharing its week with a few other good causes.

So go dress like your favorite article or celebrate your favorite amendment. If celebrating the 18th Amendment, please drink responsibly...which in that instance would probably  mean Not At All.

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Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981. He is currently the political reporter and state government reporter in the newspaper's Olympia bureau office.

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