Have you ever wanted to shout out your favorite Constitutional amendment from the rooftops? Well, now you can — in the virtual sense.
Jeff Greenspan, co-creator of the Hipster Trap, has launched a new initiative with Chris Baker,Doug Loffredo and Mike Lacher that lets people share what they like about the U.S. Constitution through social networking.
The Likeable Constitution allows you to “like” your favorite amendment, in turn, posting it on your Facebook wall for all your friends to see.
“We all have different ideas of what it means to ‘be an American,’ and we all have different viewpoints as to which of America’s ideals are most important, said Greenspan. “We think our site gives visitors a simple and playful way to share their feelings on these issues with friends. Or, some people might want to like a certain Amendment and share it on their wall just to stir the pot.”
So far, the First Amendment is the most popular with about 660 “likes”: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Next up is the Fourth Amendment with about 266 “likes” so far: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
You can also view the rankings geographically. While the first amendment is the favorite in almost all states, there is one exception. In Utah, the Second Amendment is the most popular: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Stay tuned for even more from The Likeable Constitution.
“People have been asking for a Bible version,” said Greenspan. “It’s on the way soon.”