You’ve read the troubling statistics. American citizens of all ages lack a basic understanding of our nation’s history and form of government. Across the nation, school boards and colleges and universities are cutting civics and history programs and young citizens are, as a result, losing the opportunity to study our nation’s Constitution and history. In addition, many foundations and private philanthropists have shifted away from funding the vibrant constellation of civics education organizations aimed at addressing the decline in civic knowledge and constitutional literacy.
The question is – what can you personally do to help?
A simple way to help stem the tide and reverse the troubling decline in civics and constitutional literacy is by supporting ConSource’s work.
Every dollar donated to ConSource supports our work to make constitutional history more accessible to and understandable by American citizens of all ages.
George Washington famously said during his first inaugural address “[T]he preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.”
How do we preserve the sacred fire of liberty and our republican model of government? We have to make sure our nation’s citizens – of all ages – understand and value our nation’s Constitution.
You cannot defend what you do not understand. And so in order for citizens to defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, they must first understand it.
Now is the time to invest in educating our citizens about our Constitution and system of government.
ConSource’s work has never been more important than it is today.