Last night-Tuesday January 25- at the Laconia School Board’s meeting, school board member, Dawn Johnson announced that Camp Constitution has donated 1.100 pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution to Laconia’s junior high and high school students with some extras for teachers. Dawn said that the other board members were pleased with the donation.
These pocket U.S. Constitutions, published by the National Center for Constitutional Studies, https://nccs.net/ also contain the Declaration of Independence, significant dates in our nation’s history, and quotes from some of the Founders. Since Camp Constitution’s inception, the New Hampshire based trust has donated over 30,000 of these booklets to students, civic organizations, and members of the general public. In 2018, the organization donated 1.,200 to the Manchester High School senior class.
Hal Shurtleff, Camp Constitution’s director and co-founder, said “While there is a certain element in this nation that holds the Constitution in disdain and would like to see it repealed, it has been my experience that people from all sides of the political and ideological spectrum cherish the U.S. Constitution and are pleased that we are handing giving them out.”
In May of 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 in favor of Camp Constitution’s Christian flag lawsuit against the City of Boston https://lc.org/flag To learn more about Camp Constitution and request a pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution, please visit their website http://www.campconstitution.net
(Dawn Johnson Center)