BILL OF RIGHTS DAY - DECEMBER 15, 1791
ALL of the
BILL of RIGHTS for ALL Citizens
December 15 is Bill
of Rights Day. We encourage everyone to support a Bill of Rights
Culture by celebrating this day.
- Have a party! Invite
friends and neighbors, show "Bill of Rights or Bust",
play some games, and send everyone home with a copy of the Bill
- Set up
a showing of "Bill of Rights or Bust" at your local
civic or social club. Give a brief discussion of why Bill
of Rights Day is importan,t and hand out copies of a sample resolution.
a letter to the editor or
an op-ed piece (larger
circulation papers are better, but smaller ones are more likely
to print your letter)
- Call (or write to) a talk show.
Ask the host whether he/she has heard of the Bill of Rights Day
movement. If a guest is speaking on a related subject of rights,
Constitution, etc, call in to ask whether guest has heard of BORD.
Suggest that the host contact JPFO
to arrange interview.
- Write to local elected officials.
Send information & sample resolution.
Urge that he/she offer a resolution recognizing Bill of Rights
- Contact a friendly member
of school board to suggest a showing of "Bill of Rights or
Bust". Propose a Bill of Rights Day writing competition for
students, with prizes of cash, free products or services from
your business, recognition/certicate from your civic organization,
or anything else that's appropriate. Be creative!
- Sponsor a Bill of Rights Day
writing or speech competition in your child's public or private
school (contact school directly -- see item above for ideas).
- Contact a "local access" cable
channel programmer who is putting on educational or current affairs
shows and ask if they would show "Bill of Rights or Bust."
- Contact local public library. Suggest that
they put out a Bill of Rights display during the week leading
up to Dec. 15, and that they stock "Bill of Rights or Bust."
Ask them to allow you to place a Bill of Rights Day poster up
on display during same week.
- Post messages on all of the computer bulletin
boards and newsgroups where it would be appropriate, promoting
Bill of Rights Day and "Bill of Rights or Bust"..
- Whenever asked, answer that your motivation
- Educate Americans about the Bill of Rights
- Preserve all of the Bill of Rights for
Bill of Rights Day
- The Bill of Rights is a major part of the "American
way of life." America's civic holidays -- the Birthdays of
Washington, Lincoln, and King, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans
Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving Day -- all remind us of the special
contributions and sacrifices made by our forefathers and leaders
to preserve, protect, and extend our freedoms. Each of these civic
holidays exists because someone cared enough to fight and die
for our rights -- the rights contained in the Bill of Rights.
- The Bill of Rights energizes our military defense.
American service men and women swear and oath to preserve and
defend the Bill of Rights . . . it is part of the Constitution.
When American military people fight and die for our country, they
do so to protect our rights and freedoms under the Bill of Rights.
- The Bill of rights might otherwise be forgotten.
Many or most Americans do not know their Bill of Rights. A special
day would encourage even the government schools to teach about
it for at least one day per year.
- Bill of Rights Day would declare America's commitment
to fundamental human rights to the whole world.
- Just as celebrating the Jewish and Christian
Holy Days reminds Americans of these religious beliefs and traditions,
Bill of Rights Day would annually remind America of how its history
and philosophy have produced the rights which oppressed peoples
everywhere still long for.
- Bill of Rights Day would be a super Memorial
Day. It would honor the sacrifices and deaths of countless millions
of people who struggled for basic human and civil rights for the
last thousand years.
- Bill of Rights Day would help force today's politicians
to take a stand for or against fundamental American rights.
- Bill of Rights Day would remind prosecutors,
bureaucrats, and judges that their authority and power are limited.
- Bill of Rights Day would remind all members of
government that they serve the citizens, not rule them -and that
the citizens always retain the right to stop government from becoming
- Bill of Rights Day would help Americans on the
political left, center, and right see how we all share common
core values -- and how we must all work together to keep our government
on a short leash.
Let us hear
from you when your city celebrates Bill of Rights Day!
Don't forget to check out our Bill of
Rights Day Kit!