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Did you know September 17 is Constitution Day? Celebrate by Meeting Mark Janus and Rebecca Friedrichs

Did you know September 17 is Constitution Day?

Constitution Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution. It is observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.

I cannot think of a better way to celebrate this year than telling every public employee you know about the Janus case. After decades of forcing employees to subsidize the political speech and agenda of government unions as a condition of employment, the Supreme Court restored their First Amendment rights. The Court said that our government must get the “affirmative consent” of public employees before union dues can be deducted from their paychecks.

Here is the Court in Janus: “The idea of public-sector unionization and agency fees would astound those who framed and ratified the Bill of Rights. … We do know … that prominent members of the founding generation condemned laws requiring public employees to affirm or support beliefs with which they disagreed. … Jefferson denounced compelled support for such beliefs as ‘sinful and tyrannical’ …”

You can learn all about it by celebrating the Janus victory with Mark Janus and Rebecca Friedrichs, the brave public employees who demanded that the Supreme Court restore their full First Amendment rights. They will be here in person on Constitution Day (Monday, September 17) to tell us their story. How cool is that? The lunch is at the Hilton in Minneapolis; you can register here. 

I know you have important things to do that day, and for some of you getting downtown is not fun or easy but please make the effort. Mark and Rebecca refused to be second-class citizens. Their victory is huge; it marks the restoration of our constitutional order and a more civil discourse for our nation.

And besides, American Experiment always throws a good party; our events are fun and uplifting.

The unions are angry and going on the offensive against the Center and anyone else who dares to defy their monopolistic position. They are not accustomed to having to sell themselves to employees, to be customer friendly and frankly they are not very good at it!

Please tell your friends who work for our government that they have a choice. And come celebrate with us! Here is the registration link.

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