Oklahoma Wesleyan will host their annual Constitution Day on Wednesday Sept. 17 during the 10:10 am chapel time.

This day serves as a reminder to the community of the significance of our country’s founding document. The Constitution, as the supreme law of the United States, was adopted by the Constitution Convention on September 17, 1787, and established a federalist republic that guaranteed the rights of all individual citizens of the United States and limited the rights of any person or government that would seek to abridge those rights.

Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s Keating Center for Capitalism, Free Enterprise, and Constitutional Liberty is grounded in the belief of and respect for the individual liberties granted to all Americans by our Constitution.

To celebrate the second Constitution Day at OKWU since the opening of the Keating Center, the university will welcome Trent England, the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. England is also the David and Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow for the Advancement of Liberty and directs the Center for the Constitution & Freedom. In addition, England is the National Coordinator for Liberty Foundation of America and an adjunct fellow of the Freedom Foundation. Screen Shot 2014-09-05 at 11.00.35 AM

England is also a contributor to two books – The Heritage Guide to the Constitution and One Nation Under Arrest: How Crazy Laws, Rogue Prosecutors, and Activist Judges Threaten Your Liberty. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Christian Science Monitor and other various publications.

England will speak to the community at 10:10 am on Wednesday September 17, 2014 at the university’s Lyon Chapel and Fine Arts Center, 2201 Silver Lake Road in Bartlesville. OKWU chapels are always free and open to the community.