Constitution Day Assignment


Being a conservative who seeks to uphold and defend both the spirit and the letter of U.S. Constitutional law, I put together the video below in order to present some blunt realities to my students about the nature of our Constitution from the Founding Fathers’ point of view.  I also sought to overcome obstacles imposed by the 12 years of left-leaning public schooling most of my students have already endured.  As such, I intentionally used quotes from John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., both of whom have been claimed by the Progressive Left as somehow representing their skewed view of human nature and governance.  The truth is, when one studies many of their statements, one can see the conservative nature of their thinking on a host of issues.

I did this in order to defuse the usual arguments that go something like, “Hey, you can’t talk about religion in school.  You can’t say that we have rights that come from God.”  This video disarms those typical responses with truth and historical fact spoken by leaders with whom my students readily relate.

The video is slow paced, but I wanted the statements to sink in, and I wanted to articulate the ideas clearly.  (I do wish the audio quality was better.)  I hope you enjoy this video and that you share it with friends on this day, September 17, the anniversary of the U.S. Constitution’s presentation to America in 1787.

This article was edited at 3:28 p.m., September 17, 2014.

Tim Keller
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Tim Keller has taught American History, World History, government, writing, speech and related courses at both the high school and college level since 1997.

1 Comment on Constitution Day Assignment

  1. There is NO ONE preserving, protecting or defending or enforcing the Constitution of the United States. None of the oathtakers even comprehend what their inaction has allowed.

    JUSTICE was entrusted to the Judicial Branch which has failed to acknowledge and accept that the judiciary has been undermined by state supreme court actions which has affected every court in the country and caused the current Constitutional Crisis.

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