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From the Blog: Happy Bill of Rights Day!

Fri, 15 Dec 2017


According to a survey released by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, 1 in 10 Americans think the Bill of Rights includes the right to own a pet? It does not.


This statistic underscores the need for Americans to study the Bill of Rights.
Today, December 15, marks the 226th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights.

We hope you will join with ConSource and others as we use this historic milestone to celebrate and study the Bill of Rights.

The Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791, when Virginia became the 11th of 14 states to ...

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