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Area colleges commemorate Constitution Day

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Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and Crowder College celebrated Constitution Day today.

NEO A&M handed out copies of the Constitution during lunch and students could sign proposed amendments to the Constitution created by the students in the political science department.

Some of the proposed amendments included term limits for members of Congress and Senate, members of the House not getting paid until they could come up with a balanced budget and that you must be able to speak English before being allowed to become an American citizen.

"They feel kind of lucky to live in a country where they can contact their lawmakers, give them this information, and possibly have their interests and their needs addressed at the federal level," says Lashawna Powers of NEO A&M.

Crowder College commemorated Constitution Day by giving a presentation on the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution that we have today.  The presentation was given by a professor of History and Geography.

"It's important for the students because I think they can get a perspective of where we've been and the issues that we've talked about and the issues that we're still talking about today," says Chris Childres of Crowder College.

Constitution Day is a federal law that mandates that all institutions of higher education commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.

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