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Happy Constitution Day


Speaker 1: Did you have any idea that September
17th was Constitution Day? Speaker 2: That I did not know, no.
Speaker 3: I had no idea that Constitution Day existed.
Speaker 4: I could be funny and say Hallmark hasn’t discovered it yet.
Speaker 1: Why do you think most people don’t know about Constitution Day?
Speaker 3: Probably because most people don’t actually know the contents of the Constitution
to know that there is actually a day celebrating. Speaker 5: Well I have a friend actually on
July 4th that reads a Declaration of Independence to his family everyday … every July 4th.
I think for Constitution Day, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for people to actually do that.
Speaker 6: Read the constitution. I think that will be a great way to celebrate Constitution
Day, at least the Bill of Rights. Speaker 1: What should people do on Constitution
Day? Speaker 3: People should take off of work
and they should go celebrate each amendment accordingly for example, the 18th and the
21st amendments. Stop drinking in the morning and then you pick it right back up in the
evening. Speaker 2: [inaudible 00:01:04] I had no idea
that was actually an amendment. Speaker 1: What’s your favorite amendment
in the constitution? Speaker 3: It’s the 19th amendment, the one
that gave women the right to vote. Speaker 4: I don’t know that I have a favorite
amendment although I certainly could say that there are ones that I … that resonate more
with me than others. Speaker 2: I do believe in due process. I
believe in checks and balances. Speaker 4: … but certainly civil trial by
jury, freedom of speech, due process, those are the biggies. Abolishing slavery, yeah
those would be my favorites. Speaker 2: Fair courts, I think is another
very important thing. Speaker 1: Tell me what you like about the
constitution. Speaker 6: You know the first one is [inaudible
00:01:45] freedom of speech and of the press. You gotta love that one. You gotta love the
fourth. You gotta love, love everything about the privacy amendments.
Speaker 5: I like that it guarantees rights to everybody.
Speaker 6: The 14th, that’s a classic. Speaker 1: How about the 16th amendment?
Speaker 4: Authorizing income tax? Speaker 3: Here’s the thing. I don’t mind
income tax as long as the taxes are going, are being funneled into the correct programs.
Speaker 4: Got to pay the piper somewhere right?
Speaker 3: 33% of my income, no should not go towards taxes.
Speaker 1: Do you think the constitution is like a living document or a document to be
revered as …? Speaker 5: No, I think it needs to be a living
document although I think if they opened the convention up now, I think it could never
… it would be a very dangerous thing. Speaker 6: To have a Constitution Day, I didn’t
even know that we had a Constitution Day up until now but I think it’s a great thing.
Holidays are always great and the Constitution is a good thing to celebrate.

32 Comments

  • Midnight

    wow man 4 comments.. I've never heard of constitution day but it's now my favorite of american holidays.

    Great video more power to the cause. we need to expand greatly on this idea.

  • sklanger

    The same ACLU that refuses to support the individual rights view of the 2nd Amendment as validated by the Supreme Court now feigns to support the Constitution. What a laughable shill of an organization.

  • fupasack2

    a sad constitution day. because we dont even use the constitution anymore. we are ruled by selfish ignorant tyrants.

    "the constitutions just a piece of paper"-G.W Bush

    And its not going to get any better with whatever new president we have. you know why? because you people are MORONS!!!!!!!

  • Hilomh

    Constitution day should be celebrated the same way as Independence day, Christmas, and Halloween – Excessive drinking and fireworks.

  • Ricardo Schmitt

    "the constitutions just a piece of paper" – George W. Bush

    "Happy" constitution day…sorry for the irony, I don't really like to be ironic but…some Americans should wake up!

  • blakmira

    How can it be Constitution Day when our votes don't even count on the paperless unaudited electronic voting machines with executable software owned by private corporations? When thousands of votes for Ron Paul were flipped and erased from the primaries?
    Check out the movie UNCOUNTED.

  • blakmira

    My state has the touch-screen Diebold machines. When I went to vote for Ron Paul in the primary, the screen would not recognize my vote. I had to hit enter 3 times. It was a joke and a waste of time. I later found out my precinct reflected zero votes for Ron Paul, which was a blatant lie. Several other people in the neighborhood said they voted for him too.
    We need to abolish all electronic voting machines and opti-scans by the next election!

  • blakmira

    If the ACLU is not investigating and trying to change laws about vote count fraud and DRE voting machines, I'd like to know why not.

    See the movie UnCounted: The New Math of American Elections website or it's playing now on Starz Comcast On Demand.

  • Sharon Claire Photography

    Our community is one of the few that still celebrates Constitution Day with a bigger parade than the 4th of July. I have a youtube video of it and copies of the Constitution are handed out, especially to young people… because as your video so well illustrates, Americans are sadly unaware of this most important document… so how can they be prepared to defend the erosion that is taking place as you read this.

  • Dan I

    Public Law 108-447 makes an educational program on September 17th mandatory for any educational institution that receives federal funds. Is this being done in the public schools in your state?

  • Mike Presents

    @Weapon01,
    I'm glad someone caught all that. There's some screwed up amendments that were added to what was a good document. It seems that every time someone changed or added something, it only took away from the original intention.

  • Tomas Gulas

    Constitution is out of date!! Create new constitution, or amendments that are more relevant to this time!
    Children of slaves automatically became US citizens, so that they could stay in this country. Nowadays, illegals, and even tourist take advantage of this out of date law that is hurting all of us!
    Right to bear arms was to protect people against militias. There are no militias now only criminals!
    Constitution was written to solve problems in the times when it was written. TIMES HAVE CHANGED

  • GlennRoxWyo

    @tomasgulas You no absolutely nothing about this. For thing the 2nd amendment,the right to keep & bear armswas for the maintanence of a well regulated militia. Militias exist & they do exist today (there are more then 300) to keep ant gov'y fromdoing what England did.

  • kiiifute1

    "A natural-born citizen has been defined as one whose citizenship is estab'd by the jurisdiction which the U.S. already has over the parents of the child,not what is thereafter acquired by choice of residence in this country"
    If the Founders had not wanted an expansive definition of citizenship,Morse writes,"it would only have been necessary to say,'no person,except a native-born citizen
    Natural-Born Citizen of the United States-Eligibility for the Office of President Alexander P Morse-1904

  • kiiifute1

    @tomasgulas The U.S. Constitution is perfectly in step with the times as your comments (criticisms?) indicate If you'd like to "create" an Amendment..then go right ahead and pursue the matter. Good Luck. Otherwise focus energies on putting a stop to the efforts of the elites/elitists among us whose single minded goal is to pervert the meaning of The Constitution's original provisions and get their twisted version of things accepted by the masses as the common law.
    To wit: 14th Amendment

  • 3InSupremes

    Not one person said they thought the 2nd amendment was one of the most important ones. Even though if there wasn't a 2nd there would be no others. Unbelievable

  • cryptocognomen

    September 17, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the U.S. Constitution to establish a national government.
    June 21, 1788, the required nine (of 13) states ratified the document, and government under the U.S. Constitution would begin on March 4, 1789.
    The United States Constitution is the oldest written constitution that has continuously remained in effect in the world.
    The United States Constitution established the first federal form of government, as well as the first system of checks and balances to prevent any one branch of government from acquiring too much power.

    WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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.
    (Articles 1-7 outline the roles, responsibilities, and limitation of the National Government)
    Article I. Legislative powers shall be vested in a Congress to consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
    Article II. The executive power shall be vested in The President of the United States of America.
    Article III. The judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.
    Article IV. Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State.
    Article V. The Congress or Legislature shall propose Amendments to the Constitution when sufficient majority deem it necessary.
    Artivle VI. All Debts and Engagements existing before the Adoption of this Constitution shall shall remain valid.
    Article VII. The Ratification of the Conventions of nine (of the then 13) States shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States.

    December 15, 1791 the first ten amendments The Bill of Rights were ratified as an addendum to the original U.S. Constitution

    Amendment I
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    Amendment II
    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
    Amendment III
    No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
    Amendment IV
    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
    Amendment V
    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
    Amendment VI
    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.
    Amendment VII
    In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
    Amendment VIII
    Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
    Amendment IX
    The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
    Amendment X
    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

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