The Constitution Speaks

William KearnsThe Constitution, the most important document forming the foundation of laws governing our society, will be the topic of a presentation set to take place at Congregation B’nai Tikvah-Beth Israel on November 2, starting at 7 PM. The event is open to the public.

William J. Kearns, Jr., an attorney with Helmer Conley & Kasselman and General Counsel for the New Jersey League of Municipalities, will speak about and lead a discussion entitled “A Conversation with the Constitution,” which will include some of the important provisions and history of the U.S. Constitution.

“As we discuss the United States Constitution, we can almost hear the document talking to us about the structure of our government,” Kearns said.

 “It tells us of the distribution of powers between the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches, it tells us how the document can be — and has been — amended to meet the changing priorities. Those amendments have addressed issues of religious freedom, freedom of speech, the display of the Ten Commandments on public property and buildings, the right to keep and bear arms, the right to trial by jury, the right to vote regardless of race, prohibitions on the alcoholic beverages, the rights of women to vote, voting age, and other important issues.”

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