Ten Amendments Day May 4, 2008

Coming Together to Celebrate the Values that Unite Americans!

Why Should We Celebrate - and Defend- the Ten Amendments?

"Because it is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties." -James Madison, 1785

Powerful organizations have been taking advantage of current events to undermine the principles that have kept Americans free for 219 years. Free speech is confined to fenced-in zones. Privacy is invaded without warrant. Citizens are held without formal charges and without legal counsel.

Most threatening, religious activists are seeking to install God in our government. Groups like the Ten Commandments Day Commission and millions of followers are lobbying to make the Ten Commandments the law of the land, a move that would replace everyone's civil liberties with the Commission's religious preferences. This attempt to align the power of government with the authority of God challenges the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and endangers the rights protected by the other Nine.

It is proper to take alarm and take action.

Here you will find the resources you need to learn about the Bill of Rights and the debates that went into the creation of our secular Constitution.  You’ll find articles about the Ten Commandments and the current court cases attempting to force religion into the government.

We have created informative brochures for you to print and distribute as well as flyers and ads that you can personalize to fit your own event.

While some would divide the nation along religious lines, we seek to honor the values that unite all Americans.

With the Ten Amendments Day Project, we come together in support of our Constitution, the freedoms it preserves, and the rights it protects.

 

 

FEATURED ARTICLES

Revolutionary Secularism - Susan Jacoby (excerpt from Freethinkers)