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Build Your Own Constitution: Contribute Your Ideas!

We the People

Welcome to Build Your Own Constitution! 

In preparation for our Constitution Day Panel on September 17, 2015, we would like to hear from The Claremont Colleges on how our community might reimagine the US Constitution.  We would love to hear your ideas.  You can use the questions below as prompts, but feel free to respond to the topic in any way you would like.* And come to our Constitution Day Discussion Panel: 

Build your own Constitution: A Claremont Discourse Discussion Panel in Recognition of Constitution Day
September  17, 2015 @ 4:15 Founders Room, Honnold-Mudd Library

Andrew Busch, Government, Claremont McKenna College
Valorie Thomas, English and Africana Studies, Pomona College
N. Ann Davis, Philosophy, Pomona College
Daniel Livesay, History, Claremont McKenna College
Moderated by Jean Schroedel, Department of Politics and Policy, Claremont Graduate University

*Please note that the Library reserves the right to archive, display, quote, and otherwise use comments entered here. We ask you respect the diversity of our community.  Language that is viewed as inappropriate or offensive to any group will be removed as soon as possible.


US Constitution Preamble

DIY Constitution

  • How would you go about rebuilding the US Constitution?
  • What changes would you like to see addressed by a new Constitution? Why?  
  • Is the Constitution enough? 
  •  Is anything (or anyone) missing from the Constitution? 
  • What in the Constitution is out of date? 
  • Is the Constitution relevant and how?
  • How does the Constitution factor into your daily life?
  • Any other ideas you have about how our Constitution could change?

Questions to Consider