Why YOU should care about the Constitution (REALLY!)
Hold on... I know what you’re thinking: "The
Constitution? Oh, you mean the old document that was written by those guys who
wore leggings and powdered wigs. Why should I care about its 225
Well, if you, like the rest of our generation, enjoy posting on Twitter, checking in with your friends on Facebook or watching the latest YouTube Video, then you should really care about the Constitution.
When I later reread the Constitution, it all made sense. The seven articles in the Constitution list what our government can and can’t do. The first ten amendments, "The Bill Of Rights", then list a certain number of our precious rights.
However, without the Articles, our government could turn
into a dictatorship, leaving us with no structure of government, and our
amendments would mean nothing.
When I truly realized the importance of our Constitution, I became involved in my mother Janine Turner's, foundation, "Constituting America." I am currently the National Youth Director for Constituting America and it is my job to get my generation excited about the Constitution.
It is also my job to spread the word about the "We The People 9.17 Contest," an annual contest hosted by Constituting America. All you have to do is create an original work explaining what the Constitution means to you and why we should all care about it…
So don't hesitate to enter the "We The People 9.17 Contest"! Entries are due July 4th. Visit www.ConstitutingAmerica.org. And remember, “We the people” means us kids too!
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