CONSTITUTION DAY 2017
Constitution Day 2017 was on Sunday, September 17, 2017, but many schools, businesses, and others celebrate Constitution Day today, Monday, September 18, 2017. To learn more about the US Constitution, visit this link. To view the US Constitution as a PDF, view US CONSTITUTION. To view the Amendments to the US Constitution as a PDF, view AMENDMENTS TO THE US CONSTITUTION.
I urge everyone to stand up to censorship!
Celebrate your First Amendment right and the right to read!
When a government or society or any other group censors something, whether it is art, literature, music, news, or anything else because they find it “offensive” or “vulgar” or “controversial,” it creates a slippery slope that is both arbitrary and dangerous to our freedoms. Whether or not something is offensive, vulgar, or controversial is most often subjective because what is offensive, vulgar, or controversial to one person may not be to another and vice versa. The US Constitution, via the First Amendment protects, among other things, the freedom of speech, including symbolic speech. Americans are uniquely positioned in that the US Constitution places limits on the government over the governed. Americans must embrace their rights and oppose censorship at all levels. Freedom of speech is far more important than someone finding something offensive–freedom of speech is the cornerstone of our liberties.
Taken from www.bannedbooksweek.org:
“According to the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) – which tracks reports of book challenges and bans and compiles an annual Top Ten Challenged Books List – there was an alarming 17% increase in book censorship complaints in 2016. Since most challenges are not reported, the actual number is probably much higher. Even more disturbing, while only 10% of the titles reported to OIF are normally removed from the institutions receiving the challenges, half of the most frequently challenged books were actually banned last year.”
More interesting articles on banned books:
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
What: Know Your Rights and DACA Presentation
When: Monday, September 18, 2017 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Where: Fairfield-Suisun Adult School, Multi-Purpose Room
Address: 900 Travis Blvd., Fairfield, CA 94533
With “my Social Security” you can set up an online account with the Social Security Administration to handle several tasks online. According to the Social Security Administration website, your “my Social Security” account can be used for the following:
If you do not receive benefits, you can:
- Request a replacement Social Security card if you meet certain requirements;
- Check the status of your application or appeal.
- Get your Social Security Statement, to review:
- Estimates of your future retirement, disability, and survivors benefits;
- Your earnings once a year to verify the amounts that we posted are correct; and
- The estimated Social Security and Medicare taxes you’ve paid.
- Get a benefit verification letter stating that:
- You never received Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicare; or
- You received benefits in the past, but do not currently receive them. (The letter will include the date your benefits stopped and how much you received that year.); or
- You applied for benefits but haven’t received an answer yet.
If you receive benefits or have Medicare, you can:
The Internal Revenue Service recently revamped the website, www.irs.gov, in response to user feedback. The new look is designed to facilitate users in locating information and improving access by various devices, including smartphones, laptops, tablets, and desktops.
On Tuesday, September 05, 2017, Solano Community College Superintendent/President, Dr. Celia Esposito-Noy issued the following letter to SCC students in response to President Trump’s rescinding DACA.
DACA LTR SCC 09.05.2017
Students at the Fairfield-Suisun Adult School should note that the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District has yet to issue a statement concerning the recent DACA developments.
Solano Community College DACA Resource Page: http://blogs.solano.edu/news/?p=1124