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    Pocket Declaration of Independence/Constitution of The United States

    Hello Highroaders:

    I'm reposting an offer I made some time ago to THR members. Years back, I ordered up a box of pocket-size booklets containing The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of The United States from the Heritage Foundation. At the time, you could get a few dozen of these for free. I believe, however, that a small donation currently is required (around $1 each for a box of 20 or so).

    When I was back in school, I remember getting a pocket-size Constitution from a customer rep. working for our friends over at Westlaw (legal research/publications/search engine company). I still have it, and it takes up permanent space in a pocket of my "go-everywhere portfolio". It's been one of those things I'd never have thought of going out and looking for (after all, you always can get the text from one website or another), but having one in pocket form, kinda neat to have around.

    Since I've been packing and preparing for a move in the near future, I found that I still have about a dozen of the Heritage Foundation booklets left. If anyone here is interested in me sending one out to them (FREE, of course, and I'll take care of the stamps/shipping), send me a pm with your home address (or business/employment address, or even a p.o. box, as I understand the need for privacy, even here), and I'll get one out to you ASAP.

    I figure it timely, with a certain founding father's b-day around the corner. Enjoy the upcoming weekend!

    Mike

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    PM sent. Good luck with your move.

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    Nice thing to do!

    I got a small stack of them a few years ago, gave them to the kids and kids-in-laws for Christmas.
    I also have The Constitution as an app on my iphone.
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    If the iphone app's a free one, tell me more, maybe we could make it sticky for one of the subforums.

    And thanks, definitely good for the kids to get an early start (especially when it's bundled with a pocket dictionary - as essential as pen and paper).

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    PM Has been sent

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    PM sent!
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    PM sent, and many thanks!

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    Following the second's kind offer, I have attached the following PDF File, which contains all of the text from:

    1) The Declaration of Independence
    2) The US Constitution
    3) The Bill of Rights

    It looks very good when printed on Ivory Resume' paper.

    I had scans of the original documents at the end of the file, but had to remove them to meet the minimum file size.
    Let me know if you are interested, and I can post them in a seperate file.

    I initially did this work several weeks ago for myself, as I became interested due to discussions on THR.

    REgards,

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    Thanks, Jamie B.

    I'll look into how we can get this posted for the membership.

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    Reading the signers of the D of I leads to a question, why did Charles Carroll have his name followed by of Carrollton? What made that so special?
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    (apparently, to distinguish himself from his father, and to ensure George would know where to look, if he were so inclined.)

    2 DoI/CotUS booklets left. First come, first enlightened.

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    Charles Carroll of Annapolis granted Carrollton Manor to his son, Charles Carroll of Carrollton. It is from this tract of land that he took his title, “Charles Carroll of Carrollton.”


    Carroll was a voice for independence in Maryland. In 1772 he engaged in a debate conducted through anonymous newspaper letters and maintained the right of the colonies to control their own taxation. As a Roman Catholic, he was barred from entering politics, practicing law, and voting.

    It is reputed that the First Amendment to the Constitution was written in appreciation for his financial support during the Revolutionary War by his peers discerning his contributions in such stark contrast to the denial of civic rights due to his Catholicism. However, writing in the Maryland Gazette under the pseudonym "First Citizen," he became a prominent spokesman against the governor's proclamation increasing legal fees to state officers and Protestant clergy. Carroll served on various committees of correspondence.[1]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles..._of_Carrollton
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    PM sent, and thanks!
    My brother has one, but it's with him out in New Mexico. It might not be the same edition, but the one he had had not just the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, but also info about the founding fathers, and the Articles of confederation.
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    If you still have one left, I'll take it. PM coming.
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    I have one of these. They're nice, but the Heritage Foundation is a bunch of loons.

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    PM sent, but I think I am too late.
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    The booths are now closed. Thanks for all the responses! All of those members who received a pm from me have one pocket-DoI/CotUS reserved, to be put in the mail sometime tomorrow (please account for the upcoming holiday).

    In, the meantime, if I scare any more up (sorry, no promises, but a couple may turn up when I turn over seat cushions or check through the folders/drawers again) I will notify anyone else who did not receive a pm as of this time.

    It looks like there might be some interest here, so I'll be looking into different ways of getting more of these or something similar (hopefully free, but if there's a nominal cost, I might just do it too).

    I'm going to keep this thread open, for now, if you have any comments, suggestions, or leads, to add.

    Thanks Highroaders! And enjoy the weekend!

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    Thank you very much for being kind enough to do this!

    Very appreciated!!

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    If the iphone app's a free one, tell me more, maybe we could make it sticky for one of the subforums.
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    I got a box of 100 a few months ago and hand them out at work (USAF).

    Might have to get more soon...

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    Just out of curiosity, do your copies include the Preamble to the Bill of Rights? I ask because Cato (and others) do, but the US GPO's version does not.

    I can't imagine why the government wouldn't want to publicize language like
    THE Conventions of a number of the States having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best insure the beneficent ends of its institution

    RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.:

    ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.

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    Hmmm. I think if the federal government was to uphold and abide by the Constitution, it would indeed extend the ground(s) of public confidence in them.

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    I think if the federal government was to uphold and abide by the Constitution, it would indeed extend the ground(s) of public confidence in them.
    It would be inevitable.

    Ah, but those words in the Oaths of Public Office are mere sounds, set adrift in the wind.

    protect and defend.... foof! away in the breeze...

    all enemies, foreign and domestic... like curling smoke, dissipating in the air...

    then it's back to Greed, and Power, and Influence, and Getting Re-elected...



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    Just out of curiosity, do your copies include the Preamble to the Bill of Rights? I ask because Cato (and others) do, but the US GPO's version does not.
    Mine does!

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