Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 commemorates the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America.
You might have even heard the phrase, “That’s unconstitutional” or “That’s my constitutional right!” Many times Americans believe that sayings and phrases are in our Constitution, but they really aren’t.
Let us celebrate Constitution Week Sept. 17-23 by resolving to be better-informed and responsible citizens. Read the Constitution!
Did you know that nowhere in the Constitution does it say, “It’s a free country?”
Amendment 1 of the Constitution does NOT include the words “freedom of expression” but over time it has been ruled to include limits to the freedom of speech/press/assembly for defamation, perjury, contempt of court, hate speech, size of public demonstrations, trade secrets, noise pollution, classified information and treason.
Study the Constitution, know your rights, and know what it says and does not say.
This announcement was provided by the Isabella Weldin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.