Accuracy in Media

This weekend the U. S. Constitution might be read more frequently in the United States than it has been in American public schools in the past half century.

Accuracy in Academia is a proud co-sponsor of We Read The Constitution, the brainchild of the remarkable Colin Hanna of Let Freedom Ring! There are 144 scheduled events around the country that will take place on September 18, 2010 in which Americans from all walks of life literally read the Constitution for about an hour or so.

“We heard it at the 8/28 Restoring Honor Rally at the Lincoln Memorial,” Hanna pointed out in a column on on September 14, 2010. “We heard it again on Sunday at the 9/12 march at the National Mall and in similar gatherings in St. Louis and Sacramento. It’s a cry from the people to our federal officials to live up to the most basic part of their oaths of office: to uphold and defend the Constitution of The United States. It’s nothing less than a Constitutional Reawakening, and it’s sweeping the nation.”

“The theme of reaffirming the Constitution as the basic statement of purpose of our national government is one that unites the Tea Parties, hundreds of Congressional Town Hall meetings, the Mount Vernon Statement, Glenn Beck’s call to turn our nation back to God and dozens of first-time candidates’ political campaigns. 21st-century America is falling in love all over again with the 18th-century document that will celebrate its 233rd birthday this Friday.”

“The conventional media dutifully but uncomprehendingly report that people are fed up, unhappy with a government that seems out of control and cares little about its accountability. Young and old, high-born and streetwise, rural and urban, people all across our land are increasingly determined to take matters into their own hands through peaceful, democratic means. They sense that our nation is somehow on the wrong track, and they want to set it back on its original course towards the future.”

“They know that they can, of course, because they know their rights as expressed in the United States Constitution, a document that imposes limits on the power of the state in order to maximize our personal liberty.”

Altogether now, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America….”

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