The forecast won’t brighten up for another day or two, so why not cozy up with some rainy-day reading material, such as the U.S. Constitution?
Fun Fact of the day:
When was the U.S. Constitution last amended?
Today marks the 232nd anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution. On September 17, 1787 our Founding Fathers signed the most influential document that laid the foundation for our government and the rights and freedoms that we enjoy today. Happy Constitution Day! pic.twitter.com/vh9TdPBBNl
— Congressman Kelly Armstrong (@RepArmstrongND) September 17, 2019
Today is Constitution Day in the United States, and while not a statutory holiday, it’s a chance for classrooms to learn about the official signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787.
The last time the U.S. Constitution was amended was in 1992. The change to the 27th Amendment wasn’t a hot-button issue akin to today’s debates over the 2nd Amendment; it brought about a requirement that any change to the rate of compensation for members of the U.S. Congress must take effect only after the subsequent election in the House of Representatives. In other words, no pay raises for Congress members until a House election takes place.
Weather forecast according to Environment Canada:
If the weather is making summer feel like a distant memory, you’re not alone. Rain is likely to continue in the Okanagan today, with a 30 per cent chance throughout the valley.
In Salmon Arm:
In case you missed it:
The Liberals announced a substantial child care pledge on Day 6 of the federal election campaign. On Monday Justin Trudeau unveiled $535 million in funding per year to to increase before and after school child care spaces, and to slash fees for parents. Critics point to the convenient timing (weeks before the election), though that has become a common practice among incumbent governments.
Video of the day:
Why pay money to sit on an airplane when you can be an airplane?
Imagine looking out your window to this 👀pic.twitter.com/EnLbNIVnSl
— CCTV IDIOTS (@cctvidiots) September 17, 2019