By KATE ZERNIKE
Published: September 16, 2011
In the 100 years since Constitution Day was first established, most Americans have lumped it with holidays like Grandparents' Day and Administrative Assistants' day — a noble cause, lightly observed.
The Tea Party handed out coloring books that show the government as bigger than what the Constitution allows.
But this year, with the Tea Party making the Constitution sexy again, the holiday (which, for those rusty on their civics, falls on Saturday) has become occasion for battle.