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7/27/2006 10:06:56 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA: Hear Ye, Hear Ye--You are Cordially Invited to a Convention

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July 27, 2006

HSLDA: Hear Ye, Hear Ye--You are Cordially Invited to a Convention

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

Few phrases in American history are as significant as "We the People."
This phrase is not only the foundation of our beloved Constitution,
it is the philosophical thread that is woven through the tapestry of
our republic. Home School Legal Defense Association remains committed
to protecting and preserving the form of government our Founding
Fathers so carefully established.

Toward that end, HSLDA, through its Generation Joshua Program, is
excited to be hosting a Constitution Day event on September 18, 2006
on the campus of Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Va. This day
coincides with the official United States Constitution Day signed into
law by President Bush in 2004, and will be a celebration of the
Constitution.

Open to ages 11-19 (there is a list of recommended activities for
parents to enjoy that day in the Purcellville area on the Generation
Joshua registration page), this program will provide students with a
deeper understanding of the Constitution, the men who framed it, and
the way it was debated. Students will hear background lectures
presented by Generation Joshua Director, Ned Ryun. The lectures will
not only deal with why the Convention was called and why the
Constitution was needed, but the highlights of the Convention as well,
including the Virginia Plan, the New Jersey Plan, the Great
Compromise, the Slave Debates, and the Final Debate and Ratification.

After each background lecture, the students will participate in a
reenactment of those key debates by using a modified first-person
version of James Madison's "Notes on the Debates in the Federal
Convention." Students will discover who Edmund Randolph, Roger
Sherman, Luther Martin and other delegates were, and come away from
the day with a better understanding of the Constitution and how it
came into existence. The day will conclude with a round table
discussion with invited guests on the Constitution today, as well as
an introduction to the Generation Joshua program.

The cost is $15 per student and includes lunch and a one-year
membership to Generation Joshua. For more information, including a
tentative schedule, and to register, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3195 . Register now--seating will
be limited.

Please pass this email on to local support groups and help spread the
word. Then mark your calendars and plan to join us!

For Liberty,

Mike Smith
HSLDA President

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