Speech and debate team at BHSU celebrates Constitution Day with safety vs. privacy debate

Author: BHSU Communications/Thursday, September 11, 2014/Categories: 2018

The Black Hills State University Speech and Debate team will celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 17 by examining the topic "Safety vs. Privacy: Is Terrorism or the NSA the Greater Threat to the Constitution" in a campus debate.

Students will take opposing sides in a parliamentary style debate as they discuss how far rights, as guaranteed by the Constitution, should be limited to ensure information security.  Anyone interested in the topic, or in viewing an example of this region&rsquos competitive debate style, is welcome to attend. The event will take place in Jonas Hall Room 305 on the BHSU campus from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 17. For more information please contact Dr. David Wolff, 605-642-6221 or David.Wolff@BHSU.edu.

Constitution Day began in 2004 when Congress passed legislation, authored by Senator Robert Byrd of W.Va., which designated Sept. 17 as Constitution Day. On that day in 1787, 39 of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution, one of the most important political documents ever drafted. Each Sept. 17, educational institutions hold informative programs encouraging awareness of the Constitution.

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