Letter from the Chair
July 24, 2020
Together, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution provide both the creed and the structure of our Republic. The Declaration that “all men are created equal” and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, is the underpinning of our Constitution and establishment of government of, by and for the people.
Learning not only the contents of the Constitution but the history of its adoption and the political philosophy that formed its foundation, provides a solid framework for our young emerging leaders to make decisions about the future of our nation. Promoting that learning is the purpose and mission of the Center for Constitutional Values.
Through a high school debate competition, we challenge today’s students to apply that content in vigorous and substantial debate. Students study the document in context of the times and then examine that same content through the lens of contemporary life.
Our public speaker series provides for the community a lively exchange of ideas with today’s leading economists and historians on current and historical Constitutional issues.
Your donation can help us continue these programs throughout Martin County. Never has Constitutional literacy been more important than during these tumultuous times.
Thank you for your interest and support.
Kate Boland, Chair
Center for Constitutional Values