I propose Constitution Day be used to examine crucial current events issues that raise important constitutional questions. Given heated debate taking place in the United States over the power of the Presidency and the Iran nuclear accord, it is an ideal topic for secondary school classrooms on Constitution Day.
A Republican former secretary of state and a Democratic "Jewish mother" may have just given us the strongest case yet for the nuclear agreement with Iran. The first is a pillar of the "realist" camp in the American national security establishment. The second is a rising star in the Democratic Party from a heavily Jewish district in South Florida. Together, they represent key constituencies whose support for the historic accord is critical to isolating right-wing opponents and preventing last-minute sabotage attempts. Together, they also lay out a compelling narrative of why the agreement is so important to American national security.
We at WAND will continue to work to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. These efforts will include advocating for the right policy and adequate funding to ensure the agreement's verification mechanisms are properly resourced, so that we can be as diligent as possible in ensuring the agreement's implementation.