Skip to comments.Free Pocket Constitution available from CATO institute.
Posted on 05/13/2002 7:38:50 AM PDT by P8riot
Just found out from a friend that the CATO institute is offering a free pocket Constitution and Declaration of Independence (no shipping either). Great to have with you when you get into one of those heated arguments with left wing wackos. Here's the link. Do it if you want to. It'll probably get you on their mailing list though.
Or, you could write your Congressman, who will send you one (and they already have your address).
Whitten Printers, (602)-258-6406
It contains the Declaration of Independance, the Constitution and BOR, and a Handbook for jurors (info from the Fully Informed Jurors Association (FIJA).
There is a small cost for this pocket sized booklet.
Thanks for the post. Constitutional ignorance is widespread.
BTTT, but I'm on enough mailing lists as it is!
They say "free", but the cost is that you get inundated with solicitations.
The entire Declaration of Independence and Constitution (with its ammendments) fits nicely, and at in very readable typeface, in a tiny book.
My guess is they simply "revised" it to read:
We the Stockholders of the United States, in order to form a more perfect market, establish global profitablity, insure domestic subservience, provide for increased dividends, promote capital gains, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves, do ordain and establish this Mission Statement for the United States of America.
Etc. Etc. (The rest of us aren't supposed to see the fine print.)
I decided not to use The Citizen's Rule Book and hence did not pass them out. I still have a big box of them. The reason I didn't like them was because I thought they were too political and not appropriate for my purposes. Although I agree with the politics in The Citizen's Rule Book, I thought they were too preachy and could be inflamitory. The Cato Books were just the facts, without commentary in a more professional looking package. It is 58 pages.
I also donated a bunch of the Cato Books to all the 5th graders at my daughter's school. (5th grade is where they learn about the Constitution.)
The Citizen's Rule book certainly has it's place. Sometimes you want a little propaganda in the mix, sometimes you don't.
Center for Teaching the Constitution
P.O. Box 5118
San Marcos, CA 92079
Tell Betty that Joe Brower sent ya.
I bought 150 of them at the beginning of the school year last September and gave them to the Marine Corps JROTC unit at the high school here in Venice, Florida. Every kid got one. By doing that, I've "broken the ice" with the Colonel in charge of the unit, and I'm already scheduled to come in as a "guest instructor" next year and expound on this, the greatest of all political documents ever written.
I'm going to buy a couple hundred more in the next few days so as to have a stock on hand for this coming 4th of July, where I will don my tricorn hat, colonial woodsman's vest, and canvas haversack, and carry these along the parade route, handing them out to anyone and everyone who wants one, along with some JPFO "Gran'pa Jack" booklets on the Bill of Rights. Just call me Johnny Appleseed -- you never know what will grow where. Should be a fun day!
I offer the above approaches in American "evangelism" for the consideration of any and all Freepers to try in their own communities. It's not at all difficult, and can be rather fun!
And for those of you freaking out about receiving solicitations as a consequence: if you want to support the mission of Cato, send money. If you don't, ask to be removed from their mailing list. Simple as that.
But, Willie, there's the rub: you cannot have political freedom without economic freedom, and you cannot have economic freedom without free markets. Capitalism and civil society are inseparable. The more government regulation you have of the markets, the more regulation period, and the less liberty we all have. Protectionism is creeping socialism. Read a little Adam Smith, a lot of Hayek and throw in a good dose of Milton Friedman to boot, and you will see that liberty cannot co-exist with central planning. Don't buy into the Leftist mythology.
One of the finest ideas I've seen in a while. Thanks, FRiend.
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