A Constitution’s Road Trip

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September 17th is Constitution Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the U.S. Constitution and the individual rights and freedoms it protects!

In a video produced by the ACLU, a U.S. pocket constitution sets out on a road trip across America to see find out what people knew about its role within the American society. Things seem to take a downturn, but then some interesting opinions and fire trucks add intrigue.

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Transcript:
– How does the Constitution affect my life? – Where should we start? – I wish I knew more about the Constitution. – I don’t know what it is. I can’t figure it out. – Uh… – I don’t know. I don’t know anything about it. – The U.S. Constitution is providing freedom. – Freedom and boundaries. – Freedom and equality under the law. – Just the basis for freedom. – How can you go beyond free? – It protects me overall, general. – It protects us and protects others. – So to protect the citizens. – From an overweening government. – Fire truck.- And fire trucks are involved. – People are treated equally. – Whether you’re rich or poor or educated or not. – The right to express your–express your thoughts. – Without fear of persecution. – Freedom of speech. – Freedom of speech. – Freedom of speech. – I believe it’s called freedom of speech. – It’s freedom of speech. – You be yourself. – You’ve got rights. – Something even political, you can speak out. – Having that freedom to be able to do that, I realize, is something that is not the norm across– you know, across the world, so yeah, I guess it has, in fact, allowed me to do– to speak my mind. – Being immigrants, we– kind of the church unites us, and I think that’s very important that we could express our religion. – I was born in India, and when the country was divided, I was in the part called the Muslim majority. You know, you are always afraid that they will kill you and all this. So when I came here, I had no such fear, you know. So I can practice my religion and walk on this street. – Everyone enjoys their privacy. – When you’re indoors, you have your own private life. – Privacy– when you’re, like, older and you want to, like, do certain things that you don’t want people to intrude on, I feel like that’s when freedom of privacy comes into play. That’s when it’s really, really important. – Now that I’m a citizen, I’m able to vote, so that has helped a lot for my family. – I can’t, like, walk to the White House and I’m like, “Oh, here’s a law,” but through voting, I feel like I finally get a voice, especially when I turn 18, ’cause I feel like I had a decision-making part in, like, what happened in the country as a whole. – It’s the foundation of everything, I suppose. – Gives me something to be a part of. – I mean, it’s– produced the, like, outlines that we live by, right? – I think the U.S. actually, you know, in shaping the Constitution, shaped a lot of other countries’ independence and rights. – A framework for how our government operates. – I know it’s the basis of our form of government and… – It’s the basis for everything we do in the country. – Perfect. – What do you think? – Without the Constitution, we wouldn’t be America. – I agree. – So that’s kind of where I’m at with the Constitution right now. – Next time you want to read something, instead of a book, buy a copy of the Constitution and read it the old-fashioned way. – The U.S. Constitution. – The Constitution. – U.S. Constitution. – The Constitution. – Constitution. – The Constitution. – U.S. Constitution. – The Constitution. – I believe the Constitution is something that brings the country together as a whole. – Just living together and being at peace with each other, just living in harmony. – The Constitution. There you go.

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