National Constitution Center 2017 Freedom Day


April 13, 2017 1:00 PM -
April 13, 2017 4:30 PM
Freedom Day was launched on April 13, 2015 at the National Constitution Center, headquartered on Independence Mall in Philadelphia.

Previews


Congress Taking a Backseat

Susan Herman, President of the ACLU, discusses the role of Congress in decision making, specifically around war. 

In Era of Fake News, Editors Are Important

The Wall Street Journal Weekend Review Editor Gary Rosen attributes fake news to New media outlets like google and Facebook lacking the ability to fact-check the information they distribute in the ways old media like newspapers and television news have established.

Madison's Views on Populism vs. Constitutionalism

Jeffrey Rosen, President of the National Constitution Center, explains how the new commission “A Madisonian Constitution for All” seeks to interpret the Constitution’s establishment of a deliberative republic in favor of direct democracy.

Partisan Tribalism

Norm Ornstein, Co-author of The Broken Branch, discusses what he calls partisan tribalism and it's effect on Congress today.

Tribune of the People

George F. Will, a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist, discusses the change in the rhetoric of the presidency over the years.

Feelings Between Judges on Big Issue Cases

Sixth Circuit Appeals Court Chief Judge Ransey Guy Cole, Jr. describes the tension of balancing the many different judges’ views while maintaining an open, deliberative court.

About this conference


Freedom Day was launched on April 13, 2015 at the National Constitution Center, headquartered on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. This year, Freedom Day will launch a bi-partisan commission: A Madisonian Constitution For All, and will explore what James Madison and the other Founding Fathers would make of today's Congress, presidency, courts, and media, and how we can resurrect the Framers' values in a polarized age.

About National Constitution Center


The National Constitution Center is the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the most powerful vision of freedom ever expressed: the U.S. Constitution. Located steps away from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, the Center illuminates constitutional ideals and inspires active citizenship as a hands-on museum, national town hall, and civic education headquarters.

For more information, visit: http://constitutioncenter.org