More American students, it is alleged, can name the Seven Dwarfs than can enumerate the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, also known as the Bill of Rights. (Send the kids here). That accusation, unfortunately, has the ring of truth about it. But even if it is absolutely true, should we really be making a federal case out of it?

You bet, declared the Congress of the United States. And on Dec. 8, 2004, President Bush agreed, signing P.L. 108-447. The new law designates every Sept. 17 (or, if that date falls--as it does...

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