The Virginia Constitution Center “VaCC” is an initiative of the Phyllis Schlafly Eagles organization.
VaCC periodically hosts Constitution-oriented events for young people in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
This summer, our primary event was a privately-guided tour to the Gettysburg battlefield.
Young professionals from law, Capitol Hill, and recent graduates of the Naval Academy, traveled to the battlefield to learn about the strategy, operation, and tactics of this pivotal engagement, as well as to learn more about Lincoln’s philosophy on the American experiment and the ways in which the Civil War shaped the Constitution.
The Virginia Constitution Center also hosts Happy Hour Book Club for young professional that meets approximately once a month on Capitol Hill. The group gathers for wine, cheese, and informal discussion. The book club’s focus is law, politics, and policy.
Recently, the book club has included authors of the books as guest authors who lead the discussion. Our guests have included James Hasson, who discussed the damage of progressive policies in the military, which he detailed in his book Stand Down. Most recently, the book club hosted guest speaker Joyce Malcolm, who discussed and compared judicial review in the United States and the U.K. and the constitutional virtues of entrenchment.