It’s likely that most of us studied the US Constitution in Civic class. You may have even received a Pocket Constitution. Did you ever imagine that the slim pamphlet would become a bestseller?
The Democratic National Convention changed all that, with the eloquent by poignant speech by Muslim-American lawyer Khizr Khan. His son was killed in the line of duty, and he received heroic commendations. In a moment that we’ll never forget, he held out his Pocket Constitution, and offered to lend it to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
- Patriotic Zeal: The fervor of patriotism can be found in many ways and places, but Khan reminded us of what that meant to him.
- Support for Fallen Soldiers: It’s a reminder that American soldiers have laid down their lives in defense of the country, but he was speaking as a father whose son is a hero.
- Symbolic Appeal: Khan’s offer to lend the Pocket Constitution was both a challenge, but also a symbol that so many others could glomb onto. It represents sacrifice.