Could we get every American citizen to read and consider the Constitution in 2010?
As a nation we need to revisit what the Constitution says, what the role of our government is, and what our vision for the future should be. The security and prosperity of our Republic depends upon such discussion. In the coming months I'll be posting further ideas and details about how we can flood America with the Constitution in 2010. Here is a to-do list for now:
1. Fellow bloggers - post a full text copy of the Constitution, Amendments, and the Declaration of Independence on your site. If you glance at the sidebar of eRevolution here, you can see how I did it. Also, if you're on board with the concept, you're welcome to grab the graphic above and start spreading it around the internet - use it to link to your copy of the Constitution or to the one here at eRevolution.
2. Facebook Users - Post links to the founding documents to your Facebook, Twitter and other social networking accounts. Initiate discussions among your network friends about Constitutional principles and how they relate to current day policy debates. Connect to our "Flood America" fan page. We need to get the discussion away from political parties and emotional appeals. Let's make national decisions based upon freedom's principles.
3. Everybody - Do some real study of the Constitution for yourself - the people over at the National Center for Constitutional Studies have some great resources to start with - including pocket Constitutions, videos explaining our founding principles, posters you can hang up at work - lots of great stuff. Also, you need to read The 5000 Year Leap and discuss it with your kids, coworkers and friends.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, however - but I'm guessing that we can make quite an impact beginning with these simple steps. Imagine - thousands of webpages sporting their very own U.S. Constitution - tens of thousands of thoughtful online and in-person discussions about the meaning of our founding principles. It's a start - soon I'll pitch the rest of this idea - the part where the raindrops turn into a veritable flood.