“O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but
the tyrant, stand forth!" -Thomas Paine, Common Sense
The Constitution is under attack!! Join us for this ongoing discussion about the Supreme Law of the Land. Learn about your rights and how to exercise them in this politically challenging time.
We will meet on a regular basis to discuss the history and roles of the government and how it pertains to you.
What to Expect:
July 14, 2019 The First Amendment
Let's break it down. What does it say? What does it mean? How does the First Amendment work in our everyday lives??
Join us as we discuss what freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and the right to petition the government really mean. Each participant will need to preparet a 1st Amendment case to share. For assistance, refer to Oyez.org to find a case.
Box 1: Select Issue
Box 2: Select name
Box 3: Scroll to First Amendment and then select a Sub Issue ie speech, religion etc.
Just have the basic info. What was the case about? How did the court rule and why? We don't expect you to be a legal scholar. Just a summary of the case as you understand it.
You do not have to have attended prior classes to jump in. However, you may want to review Part 1 and Part 2 of the book on your own to catch up.
If you haven't gotten the book:
As a guide, we will be using The Idiot's Guide to the US Constitution, 2nd edition as the main resource for our discussions. You can purchase a used copy of Ebay or Amazon for under $10. Here is a direct link for used copies on Amazon. You can also purchase new copies. https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1465454365/ref=tmm_pap_used_olp_0?ie=UTF8&condition=used&qid=1557093698&sr=8-2-fkmrnull
A downloadable book can be ordered from the Hamilton County Library for free:
There is no cost for class. However, we do order pizza if you want to enjoy a slice. If possible, please bring cash to contribute.