Northwestern to honor Constitution Day Sept. 16

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Northwestern to honor Constitution Day Sept. 16

September 8, 2009

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 16 in a public debate between two political science students, Jordan Evans, Dacoma junior, and Brandon Sherman, Oklahoma City junior.

This event honors the 222nd anniversary of the creation of the United States Constitution and is free and open to the public. Dr. Aaron Mason, assistant professor of political science, will serve as moderator.

The Lincoln-Douglas style debate begins at 2 p.m. in the Ranger Room of the Student Center. Evans and Sherman will be given a chosen topic to debate and, to their surprise, they will debate one side of the topic, pro or con. The students will hold the debate based on the following Constitutional issues: judicial review, the full faith and credit clause, state’s sovereignty and emergency powers.

“Both students will do a great job,” Mason said. “It will be interesting to see two bright political science students debate.”
Following the debate there will be a brief question and answer session. The public is encouraged to attend and ask questions pertaining to the United States Constitution.

“This is a way to see what the constitution has been able to accomplish in the 222 years it has been in effect,” Mason said.
Universities are required to engage in Constitution Day either on or around the actual celebration date of Sept. 17.