A non-profit research and educational foundation met Saturday to educate the public about their rights and freedoms as U.S. citizens.
The 'We the People Foundation' held its meeting titled 'Continental Congress 2009' at Meridian's Northeast Inn and Conference Center. The purpose of the group is to promote a deeper understanding of the history and nature of America's unique constitutional system of government.
"The purpose of this event is to educate people in the constitution and a lot of other respects to it. Their rights, and to let them know what they can do, what they can't do and to engage in stuff like this. Get involved. More than anything, get involved, don't just sit back," said David Batchelor.
Greg Mangum was the guest speaker. He was there representing the Young Conservative Politician Coalition of America. He says it's important for young people to get involved in our government now more than ever.
"It's important for people to know what the founders had in mind when they signed the Constitution of the United States back on September of 1787. It's very important for them to understand what was involved in that," said Mangum
The 'We the People Foundation' wants citizens to hold government and elected officials accountable and for them to obey our federal and state constitutions.