“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union…”
These words were not only the start of our Constitution’s Pre-amble, but were also the start of a new chapter in history for our country. At Liberty University, a group of dedicated students have been inspired to start a new movement to protect the rights listed in the Constitution.
Starting September 14, Christians 4 Freedom, Students at Liberty for Gun Rights and Young Americans for Liberty held events to celebrate the only Constitution Week in the country, and hosted between 30-50 participants every night. The events covered a wide variety of topics, including religious freedom, constitutional carry, and the 4th Amendment. These events were not only educational, but also encouraged lively debates from the attendees.
These clubs accomplished the first successful Constitution Week at Liberty University, forming a coalition between 3 separate student organizations. Together these students passed out over 360 Constitutions and other famous pieces of literature, such as Bastiat’s The Law and The Citizen’s Rule Book. They also held a group debate on the Commerce Clause and conducted YAL’s World’s Smallest Political Quiz with over 60 participants.
This week, Christians 4 Freedom not only celebrated Constitution Week, but also celebrated the official launching of the club.
“Christian’s 4 Freedom hopes to make this a yearly event on Liberty’s campus, and looks forward to promoting student activism through education,” said Nick Hamilton, President of Christians 4 Freedom.
The events held by these student groups were not only meant to celebrate the United States’ Constitution, but were also meant to inspire the students of Liberty University to become involved in protecting their God-given rights. The student clubs plan to use the momentum from these events to further their movement of educating and informing by hosting future events.