In The Marketplace: How one family business is changing America with Constitutional passion

Editor’s note: This article was written by Colin Balfe, director of The Marketplace by TheBlaze, and is part of an ad hoc series highlighting businesses in TheBlaze’s eCommerce channel.

Not everyone in America grows up learning the Constitution. Whether caused by growing immigration or declining education, constitutional literacy is at an all-time low. Despite the opposition, one family has refused to allow these trends to dictate the nation’s future.

Joel, David and Pam Barret (left to right in photo below) are like many Americans who have discovered the widening gap between societal norms and the values America’s Founding Fathers fought to establish, and they’re doing something about it. And since today is Constitution Day, it’s a great time to celebrate our freedoms and study the principles from the founding document of America.

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction,” Ronald Reagan once said. “We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream.”

The Barrets take this quote seriously, and they understand that America’s freedom stems from the Constitution. Many Americans don’t even know what the Constitution is, let alone what’s in it. This leaves little hope for the next generation’s ability to perpetuate the principles of the Constitution in tomorrow’s America.

For the Barret family, the Constitution isn’t just some old dusty document that’s taught about once in a dry middle school social studies class.

So what did they do? Understanding the power inherent in the phrase, “We the People,” they did not underestimate their own ability to make a difference in their country. As a family of teachers, the Barrets developed a board game to teach the principles of the Constitution. The game, The Constitution Quest, incorporates research-based learning principles to make it engaging and fun for everyone, whether they’re a Constitution expert or not.

 From the artistic design of the game board, to the element of chance, to the abstract concepts of the Constitution made simple, this game allows the genius of the Constitution to be accessible to everyone. The Constitution Quest joined The Marketplace by TheBlaze in 2012, hoping to reach a greater audience and increase exposure and Constitutional Literacy across America. The goal of The Marketplace by TheBlaze is to assemble the world’s finest collection of unique small businesses.

“We’re thrilled at the national exposure and reach the Marketplace has immediately provided us,” Pam Barret said. “The Marketplace has proved the naysayers wrong: you don’t have to make your product in China, compromise on quality, dumb-down your content or sell out your principles to be successful.”

And so far, the impact has been tremendous. Barret emphasized, “We hear all the time from people who tell us Constitution Quest helped them ace the AP US Government Exam, pass their US Citizenship test and brought their family together for precious moments around the dinner table. We feel so tremendously blessed that The Marketplace has helped us make that happen.”

David, Pam and Joel Barret have quit standing idly by watching their country drift away from its founding values. By creating The Constitution Quest, they are bringing the Constitution to life for Americans and elevating constitutional literacy in this country, thereby preserving this Republic, “one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

POLL: Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

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Just one day after Hamas’s surprise attack on Israel, which left over 1,400 people Israelis dead, 34 different student groups from Harvard University wrote a joint statement pinning the blame of Hamas' terrorist attack on Israel. In the following days after publishing this callous statement, these students staged a walkout and rallied in support of the Palestinians. As Glenn has discussed, this is not an isolated event, and campuses across the country have hosted similar rallies where antisemitic jargon like "we don't want no Jew state" and "globalize the intifada" is freely spewed.

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

While the Universities have not officially backed any of these rallies or student groups that organized them, they haven't stopped them either, which raises the question: should they? On one hand, these are American students in American Universities, who are protected by the First Amendment. On the other hand, history tells us how dangerous antisemitism is if left unchecked; and what of the rights of Jewish students to be safe on the campuses they pay to attend? Let us know what you think in the poll below:

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests? 

Would you feel safe if your child attended a University that allowed pro-Hamas protests?

 Should Universities allow pro-Israel protests?

Is pro-Hamas rhetoric protected by the First Amendment?

POLL: What do YOU think Israel should do about Gaza?

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Should Israel take over Gaza after defeating Hamas? This contentious historical question has resurfaced amid Israel's retaliatory airstrikes in Gaza following Hamas' terror attacks, which resulted in the greatest death of Jews since the Holocaust. Biden and the global elites have warned Israel against occupation of the Palestinian territory. When asked on 60 Minutes if he would support the Israeli occupation of Gaza, Biden said, “I think it would be a big mistake.” Today Glenn responded to Biden’s answer: “I don't think it's a mistake to occupy."

This has been a long-standing, polarizing issue that is now more relevant than ever, and we want to hear YOUR thoughts. Let us know in the poll below:

Would you support an Israeli occupation of Gaza?

Do you think the Israeli airstrikes in Gaza are justified?

Do you think a two-state solution is still possible?

Funding IRAN?! Here are the TOP 5 reasons Joe Biden should be IMPEACHED

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On September 12th, the House announced an official impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden with allegations of abuse of power, obstruction, and corruption. Naturally, the media quickly jumped to the President’s aid claiming that “there is no evidence to support these claims” and that the whole affair is a witch hunt.

If you’ve been listening to Glenn, you know that this is simply not the case. Biden has been committing impeachment-worthy deeds before he even stepped foot into the Oval Office—there’s no shortage of evidence to justify this inquiry. Here are 5 scathing reasons why Biden should be impeached:

He was responsible for the Afghanistan withdrawal disaster.

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The Biden administration began with the US's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. Under his watch, Biden left thousands of US citizens and allies stranded in the Taliban's hostile regime. Countless Afghan allies have been murdered by the Taliban due to the Biden administration's negligence.

He was involved with Hunter Biden's illicit foreign business dealings.

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There is clear evidence that Joe Biden was more than aware of his son Hunter's foreign business dealings. From suspicious money laundering through the Biden family's accounts to Joe's involvement with important business meetings within Hunter's company, there is mounting evidence to warrant an impeachment inquiry.

He lied about his involvement with Hunter's business dealings.

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Not only did Biden involve himself with his son's less-than-legal foreign business ventures, but he lied to the American people about it too, claiming he had NO KNOWLEDGE of what was going on.

He failed to protect the Southern border, and actively made it worse.

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Biden singlehandedly turned the Southern border into the worst illegal immigration crisis in US history. He reversed many policies set in place by the Trump administration, resulting in 2.3 million illegal immigrants flooding into the US under his watch, a historic high.


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Biden reversed the Trump-era policy that halted all funds going into Iran. The Wall Street Journal revealed the smoking-gun evidence proving that Iran trained AND funded Hamas before its gruesome terror attacks against Israel. Moreover, shortly before the attacks, the Biden administration unfroze $6 BILLION dollars of Iran's assets as a part of a prisoner swap. On top of this, Biden resumed $200 million worth of "humanitarian aid" to Gaza that Trump had ended—because the money was being used to buy weapons for Hamas.

Top 5 economic milestones that show HOW BAD Bidenomics has made the economy

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From groceries to house prices, everything seems to get more expensive, and you can thank Biden for that. Glenn recently exposed the truth about 'Bidenomics' and the havoc it has wrought on the American economy. Here are five economic milestones during the Biden administration that expose the glaring track record of "Bidenomics:"

In July 2022, the inflation rate hit 9.1 percent, a 40-year record high.

In June 2022, gas hit an all time record high of $5 a gallon for the national average.

61 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck as of this September.

Interest rates reached a 15-year high at 5.25 percent and are still increasing.

Americans have $1 trillion in collective credit card debt, in part due to food/staple pieces being very high.