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Editorial: Happy birthday, U.S. Constitution

It’s been battered and abused. Vilified at times by both the left and the right. Seen by some as inflexible and out of date. And yet, for the past 238 years it’s managed to stay pretty much in its original shape, with only 27 amendments made since the original document was drafted during a swelteringly hot summer in Philadelphia.

Today is Constitution Day, the anniversary of the signing of the document that has served as the foundation for the United States of America.

It all flows quite eloquently from its preamble, letting all who read it know the purpose of this document and the intent of its writers:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

The document’s beauty li...

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