My Halloween Tradition: Candy and (Pocket) Constitutions



Every year on Halloween I hand out pocket Constitutions (usually with a small sweet treat attached) to trick-or-treaters who visit my home.

Inevitably, some of these youngsters ask me: “What is this?” My reply is always the same, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

This year, pocket Constitutions were, for a time, the number two bestseller on Amazon.

So why do I engage in this tradition?

Because in my world every day is Constitution Day! Through my work as Executive Director of ConSource, I have the opportunity to connect citizens of all ages to our nation’s rich constitutional history.

Plus, I’d ask – is there really any treat sweeter than freedom? I think not! Why not use Halloween as an opportunity to demonstrate this to our nation’s young people?

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