Where To Buy A Pocket Constitution Like Khizr Khan's If His Stirring DNC Speech Inspired You
After his stirring repudiation of Donald Trump's divisive rhetoric at the Democratic National Convention, according to analytics from Amazon and Google Trends, there are a whole lot of people are asking where to buy a pocket Constitution like Khizr Khan's. Good news: There are a lot of different options, and you can even get one for free, courtesy of some civic-minded lawyers.
The pocket Constitution was still number two on the Amazon.com bestseller list as of press time, and was still spiking up on Google Trends during the final day of July. Khan, a lawyer of Pakistani origin, is the father of an American soldier, Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in 2004 in Iraq. Khan spoke at the DNC on July 28 and said "Have you even read the United States Constitution? Look for the words 'liberty' and 'equal protection of law.'"
"You have sacrificed nothing and no one," he continued, directly addressing Trump.
While the version on Amazon only costs $1.00, there are also no-cost ways to get your hands on a copy of a pocket Constitution to brush up on your American history and law. At ConstitutionBooklet.com, you can download, print, and fold your very own copy completely for free — or just keep it on your smartphone or tablet if you're trying to go green.
At the American Civil Liberties Union's webstore, you can also get a free version of the pocket Constitution until November 8 — aka Election Day. Just enter the code "POCKETRIGHTS" when you're checking out.
Politicians from both mainstream parties have been known to pull out pocket Constitutions from time to time. One of the last memorable times that pocket Constitutions were trending was when Kentucky senator and perennial presidential hopeful Rand Paul was selling signed copies for $1,000 to finance his campaign last year. His father has also been known to pull one out of his pocket from time to time. On the Democratic side of the aisle, former Ohio congressman and progressive favorite Dennis Kucinich pulled one out of his pocket at an April 2007 CNN Democratic debate.
So, with all of the different options for how to get your very own low to no-cost copy of a pocket Constitution, there is really no reason why you shouldn't grab your own copy, read up, and get educated before the general election season gets underway. No matter what side of the ideological divide you happen to be on, brushing up on civics — and being able to pull a copy out of your purse or pocket at will to quote the Founders directly — is definitely one way to make an impression during a political discussion!