"Every member of the State ought diligently to read and to study the constitution of his country, and teach the rising generation to be free. By knowing their rights, they will sooner perceive when they are violated, and be the better prepared to defend and assert them."
Not only is Ipswich, MA the "Birthplace of American Independence" but as a town within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts it holds a particular connection to the ratification of the US Constitution and particularly the inclusion of the US Bill of Rights.
Considerable disagreement between the so called federalists and anti-federalists threatened to derail ratification until the MA Governor and firebrand patriot successfully lobied for a solution.
And that solution was the addition of the Bill of Rights as the first ten amendments to the constitution (two others that were proposed were omitted.)
Ipswich is the perfect place for individuals to gather of their own accord to stand tall and contribute their voices and their spirit to the affirmation of liberty on March 5th!
John Jay Image: By Gilbert Stuart - 8gE6D56XhxQLNQ at Google Cultural Institute maximum zoom level, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21869017
Want to learn more about the Bill of Rights, and particularly Gov. John Hancock's and Samuel Adams' creative solution to the impasse in ratifying the United States Consitution? Check out this podcast episode with the inspirational Carol Swain and the erudite Paul Engel.