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U.S. Constitution seminar offered in March

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From page A5 | February 11, 2014 |

An all-day seminar on the U.S. Constitution will be offered Saturday, March 8, in the conference room of Freedom from Hunger, 1644 Da Vinci Court in South Davis.

The program, titled “The Making of America: The Founders’ Principles of Liberty and the Meaning of the Constitution,” is provided by the National Center for Constitutional Studies and sponsored by We the People of Davis, a group with a focus on promoting an understanding of the Constitution. Attendees of high school age and older are welcome.

The seminar will look at the system of self-government that the founding fathers discovered and then wove into a written Constitution. The morning session traces the exploration Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Washington and others made of civilizations from 1400 B.C. to 1787 A.D. to rediscover the key to the creation of the first free nation in modern times. The afternoon session explores the political and economic principles arrived at from the preamble through the amendments to the Constitution.

The National Center for Constitutional Studies is a nonprofit educational foundation created to teach the U.S. Constitution in the tradition of America’s founding fathers. Founded in 1971, the center has been active in holding thousands of seminars in every state to teach the original principles and ideas drafted by the founding fathers more than two centuries ago.

Abraham Lincoln stated, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

NCCS is a volunteer organization with a few administrative paid employees. Bill Norton of Arizona will lead the discussion in Davis. He has been volunteering with the center since 2002, updating and presenting educational curriculum related to the Constitution.

Norton is chairman of the Arizona State Constitutional Commemoration Committee and co-founder of Constitution Week USA, the largest celebration of the Constitution in the nation. He is a recipient of the George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.

NCCS is also the publisher of “The 5,000 Year Leap: The Miracle That Changed the World,” an easy-to-read history of the early U.S. Constitution appropriate for adults, students and elected officials. It explores the values of the founding fathers, including a government empowered by the people with checks and balances and a commitment to fiscal responsibility. To date, it has sold close to a million copies.

NCCS also has distributed more than 10,000,000 copies of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

The doors at Freedom from Hunger will open at 8 a.m. The seminar runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a break for lunch. Admission is $25, to be paid in cash at the door to cover the cost of materials for the course, the transportation and lodging for the presenter, and breakfast pastries and beverages.

Seating is limited. To reserve your space, email d3birds@sbcglobal.net. Please include the names of those attending plus contact names and phone numbers.

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