If you adored the fictional character of Maggie O’Connell from the 1990s hit TV series Northern Exposure you’ll love the real life Janine Turner, conservative activist and personal promoter of the US Constitution. Having played the feisty female free-spirit bush pilot earning her crust in the backwoods of Alaska, Ms. Turner is now involved in a multi-faceted career as actress, author, singer, songwriter, radio host, rancher, and political advocate. And contrary to the Hollywood penchant for promoting Lefty causes while giving a living almost exclusively to like-minded liberal actors who parrot their progressive scripts, Ms. Turner has bucked the politically incestuous cronyism of Tinsel Town to make her own independently minded mark on our tumultuous contemporary scene.
Janine’s latest venture is the establishment of a non-profit organization that focuses on educating children and adults on the value of the US Constitution. Launched last year with her business partner, Cathy Gillespie, Constituting America is looking to re-revolutionize America one school kid at a time.
Constituting America’s mission is to utilize new and innovative means in order to reach, educate and inform America’s citizens and youth about the importance of the U.S. Constitution and the foundation it sets forth regarding our freedoms and rights. Constituting America
Constituting America is a very informative website and offers lesson plans for teachers, contests for kids, and patriot clubs. The site is predominately geared toward school children but the adults are not forgotten here. One of the site’s main features is a 90-day analysis forum offering an article by article discussion of the Constitution with insights from constitutional scholars, the site’s creators, and its readers.
Ms. Turner resides in her home state of Texas on a 300-acre cattle ranch with her teen-aged daughter, Juliet Turner-Jones, who serves as Constituting America‘s National Youth Director. Yep, this is very much a family affair. And now that I’ve bought the Northern Exposure TV series on DVD, I’ll enjoy the episodes even more knowing that the part of Maggie O’Connell is played by the genuine article.
Constituting America is a 501(c)(3) organization that is helping to take back America. Feel free to place a couple of bucks in their coffers in support of their extremely important mission.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. Thomas Jefferson
Meanwhile, over at the Brick, Maggie and Joel are experiencing that primal erotic urge that comes each Spring to the citizens of Cicely, Alaska when the ice pack begins to break.