60% of Americans don’t recognize that what sets our country apart from others is that our government derives its powers from the people, and not the other way around.
Distressing, don’t you think? That’s why we at the Bill of Rights Institute recently hosted another of our many in-depth seminars in which we show teachers cutting-edge methods for educating students about the Constitution. It’s why we’re developing an elementary school curriculum to teach younger children about the ideas of the Founders, and why soon we’ll celebrate the winners of our nationwide Being an American essay contest.
We are so very thankful for your continued help in these critical endeavors.
I hope you had a chance to see on C-SPAN our first Bill of Rights Day forum, in which top Constitutional scholars debated America’s growing culture clash over the Constitution before an audience of distinguished journalists and opinion leaders.
The Washington Times had this to say about our Bill of Rights Day celebration:
“In times when a new constitutional consciousness seems to be sweeping the American political system and when the federal government threatens to burst many of its constitutional limits, this focus on the basic charter of our liberties is most welcome.” Read more here.
What the Times didn’t mention, though I wish they had, is that we would not be able to reach hundreds of teachers – and thousands of young people – every year without your generous investment.
Thank you for sharing with us a commitment to restoring America’s constitutional culture. Here’s to making every day Bill of Rights Day!
Chairman of the Advisory Council
The Bill of Rights Institute
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