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The true measure of the recent Republican / Democratic conventions.

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Whether your political leanings are of the left or right of the spectrum,  no one can debate the power of the recent  conventions. …..the power to question what it means to be a citizen of America, the power  to believe in the foundation of America.


Khizr Khan, a Virginia resident whose son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq in 2004, became an unexpected sensation at the Democratic convention on Thursday as he railed against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Mr. Khan, who stood on stage with his wife, said they were “honored” to be there “as patriotic American Muslims, with undivided loyalty to our country.” Mr. Khan next laid into Mr. Trump, saying that if it were up to the Republican nominee, his son “never would have been in America.”

“Donald Trump, you’re asking Americans to trust you with their future. Let me ask you, ‘Have you even read the United States Constitution?’” The audience roared in approval.

“I will gladly lend you my copy,” he said, taking a small copy of the Constitution from his pocket.

Noted on Amazon recently,  copies of the  United States Constitution are on back order.


ACLU does offer a pocket version of the Constitution  for 5$,  or for free until November 8th, 2016 using coupon code  POCKETRIGHTS.

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At 11 a.m. EDT Sunday, a 52-page pocket Constitution published by the National Center for Constitutional Studies was #2 on the best-seller book list on Amazon. On Thursday, Google Trend data showed a sharp rise in the number of searches for the term “pocket constitution” in the U.S. after Khan’s speech. Google searches for the term also showed a spike on Friday and Sunday morning.

At, a pocket Constitution is available to print, along with a video tutorial on how to fold it into a pocket-sized document.

A byproduct of the political arena is a new movement of American citizens who are looking to re visit the writings which are foundations of America.  These writings,  studied by elementary aged students as now being revisited as electoral voters   plan to vote for the 45th President of  the United States.

No matter your political  views (and it is not the purpose of this post to sway  voter’s decision one way or the other),  it is  a smart voter who educate himself as to what he wants in their next president.  This increased demand  for copies of the U.S.  Constitution are proving  this desire to make the smart choice on November 8th, 2016.   Visit your local library for copies of  the  Bill of Rights, Constitution,   Declaration of Independence.  Lagrange Library does offer copies of US Citizenship test flash cards, as well as  testing information  to prepare for the US Citizenship process.


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Author: spotwin

While I am a librarian , I am a reading cheerleader. The purpose of this library blog is to better promote reading and information literacy to my community. I love books, reading with my son, properly placed apostrophes, canoeing, locating the nearest Starbucks, cheering the Montreal Canadians, and Cherry Garcia ice cream.

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