Would you attend a free public reading of the United States Constitution at your public library? Why or why not?

Would you attend a free public reading of the United States Constitution at your public library? Why or why not?

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  1. Um, why? It’s easily availble to read online.

    This would be like “We will be hosting a free public reading of every Wikipedia page from *Aardvark* to *Abattoir* at 7:30 this Friday evening at the library. Espresso and Redbull will be served”

  2. No, I couldn’t see that being something I’d waste my time on. I think the Constitution is a great document and worth studying and understanding it. It’s fascinating in that way.

    But attend a reading? In a public library? Like sitting in hard plastic chairs while someone literally reads the Constituion from top to bottom?

    Maybe if [William Shatner](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lul-Y8vSr0I) did it, it could be entertaining. Otherwise I take my Constitution in digestible chunks.

  3. Absolutely! Actually I’m a part of a study group where we read and study the Constitution! I personally do it every day.

    I’m not quite to being able to quote it word for word but I’m getting close.

    If anyone is interested: constitutionstudy (.)com

    It’s also available on podcast just search “constitution study”.

  4. No. They did this on the steps of my local courthouse and I happened to be walking past. I kind of support the idea in theory. I support literacy and knowing your rights. Unfortunately, I have to wonder why they are doing this and who they are. Could just be citizens but I wonder if they are left or right, who organized the meeting, why they want to gather other citizens, and frankly, when does the crazy start coming out.

  5. It would be better for the library to host a program/talk about the constitution, or a specific part of it, with a local college professor or historian.

  6. No. I’ve read it for various school and college assignments over the years, and know where to look again if I need to figure out something. I don’t think it’s the type of reading which lends itself well to listening. It’s rather very much the type of thing that gets scrutinized word by word.

  7. Ni. I don’t need to go to the library to see a document read that I already know the gist of and can instantly check my phone to see specifics as needed.

  8. No, sounds boring but, I would wonder why a public library around where I live would be reading the U.S constitution given I don’t live in America

  9. Not really, that’s because I had to take Constitutional Law in college which broke down each Amendment in detail. The instructor was very neutral and fact driven, boring but very informative.

  10. If I were at the library already and they had like a “performance reading” I might stay and listen but wouldnt go out of my way to attend. Strange question though because I cant imagine anyone saying yes in todays world or just a very small group of like history nuts or something.

  11. This would be a very, very important event. We need to teach the young people that nothing is free, you need a monthly subscription in order to access content, and the Constitution is basically the Bible. Click “subscribe” for more.

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