• Celebrate Bill of Rights Day

    Date: 12.15.11 | by Judge Tom.

    It’s not too late. Today, December 15, 2011, is Bill of Rights Day in America. In 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed this day to celebrate the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents.

    As you know, the Bill of Rights, ratified in 1791, includes the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. These cover your right to free speech, religion, protection from unreasonable searches, and the right to bear arms among other freedoms.

    There are several informative web sites that we recommend for more information about your rights and responsibilities as growing tweens and teens. You may be surprised by what you discover on these sites. They also provide valuable data and explanations for research projects, term papers and any speeches you may deliver. Take a look at one of these to appreciate the words and intent of early Americans and their foresight in drafting language for the world’s longest surviving democracy.

    iCivics.org     (a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor).

    Bill of Rights Institute     (educating young people about the Constitution).

    Archives.gov  (educates young people about the words and ideas of America’s Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles continue to affect and share a free society).

     

    Judge Tom

    This post was written by Judge Tom. Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info. He is a retired juvenile judge and spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges as well as teens and parents including the recently published 'Teen Cyberbullying Investigated' (Free Spirit Publishing). When he's not answering teens' questions, Judge Tom can be found hiking, traveling and reading.

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    • Askthejudge.info
      Fri, 16 Dec 2011 at 12:14

      Happy Bill of Rights Day! http://t.co/xtAqUrcE #freetotweet

    • Askthejudge.info
      Fri, 16 Dec 2011 at 12:46

      New blog post: Celebrate Bill of Rights Day – It's not too late. Today, December 15, 2011, is Bill of Rights Day in … http://t.co/8A4nIvnW

    • Tulsa Divorce Lawyers
      Tue, 20 Dec 2011 at 04:25

      I wish the Bill of Rights received more attention in the media and especially in our schools.

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