Dear Patriotic American,
Have you ever read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States? Do you think most Americans have? If you answered “no” to either of these questions, you shouldn’t wonder why our country is experiencing the problems it is right now. Fortunately, American Life and Liberty PAC of Fauquier County, Virginia has taken this problem head on, and here it is:
A Celebration of Constitutional Proportions
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a group of Patriotic Americans to reaffirm their love and commitment for and defense of The Constitution of the United States and to encourage others to do the same, we then declare and compel all like-minded Americans from across the United States to gather in living rooms, back yards, churches, state houses and stadiums at any time on Constitution Day, September 17, during Constitution Week September 17-23 or at any time for the purpose of reading aloud by a succession of people, the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence,
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women in these United States are created equal and are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights. That to defend and hold these Rights, participation of The People is required. And all are to be reminded that our Government is instituted by The People, is responsible to The People and derives its just powers from the consent of The People Governed. But having arrived at such a time where those given the power of Governance, have forsaken their duty to serve both The People and the Constitution of the United States, then The People must compel them to perform their duty, so that the Blessings of Liberty are once again secured.— A Patriotic American
Ready to do your part?
Plan your gathering, large or small.
- Order copies of the documents for everyone.
Ebay has some as well. These books also have other interesting information in them that you might want to read out loud too.
- Before reading these documents out loud in front of a group, practice, practice, practice first! Some of the language is a bit different than we would use today. Parts of the Constitution are a bit dry and boring–read them anyway.
- Read ALL the footnotes in the Bill of Rights. They explain when amendments were ratified, superseded or repealed.
- Read all the names of the signers of the Declaration. They were signing their death warrant if they failed.
- Take the time to learn the meaning behind the words. There are many, many good resources on both the Constitution and the Declaration. This one has short, clear explanations of the grievances in the Declaration: https://www.nps.gov/fost/blogs/the- declaration-of-independence-what-were-they-thinking.htm
- Reading time for Declaration about 13 min 30 seconds when read straight through. For the Constitution and Bill of rights: about 65 minutes.
- Consider wearing period costumes to make it more festive.
- To print these directions and the statements: .pdf document and please share the meme above, the pdf or the link to this website so that others may join in!
Be a part of the history of America when Patriots brought their country back from the brink!!
If you are sending this to others who might find the language in the above
“Celebration of Constitutional Proportions” a bit difficult for some to understand, here is
one in everyday language:
A Celebration of Constitutional Proportions
Calling all patriotic Americans! Do you love your country? Are you just a bit fuzzy about the details of our founding documents? Do you understand what is in the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights? We are living in a time where the foundation of our country is being undermined. If you don’t know what rights Americans are supposed to have and the reasons we have them, how will you know when the people in power take them away?
Here is the remedy for that. Help yourself and help others: September 17 is Constitution Day. September 17 through 23, is Constitution Week. This is a great time (or any time) to gather your friends, family and others to read The United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence out loud! Each person can read a section. It will take a bit of time, but you will learn a great deal. Then you can begin to educate yourself as to what they mean.
In the United States, the government is instituted by The People, is responsible to The People and derives its just powers from the consent of The People governed. And, you get the government that you support! It is important to understand the framework on which our country was built and how it is SUPPOSED to function. Reading these documents is a start. Once you understand our Constitution, you will
better understand how to defend it.
The President of the United States and all of Congress are bound by an oath to support and defend the constitution. Currently, many are not doing that and are actually working against it. It is the duty of the people of the United States to hold them accountable. It is up to The People to “secure the Blessings of Liberty” that the Constitution gives us.
Good Luck and have Fun!!