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Editorial: We the people

We the people of the United States of America live in a constitutional government, in which laws derive from the Constitution and from the people who preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.

Our premiere governing document was adopted on Sept. 17, 1787 by the Constitutional Convention, 233 years ago. It remains a vital document, one clause or another constantly cited by lawmakers, media, churches, and other institutions which rely upon its provisions for their operation and protection.

It’s a remarkably farsighted and enduring document, many times amended but never subjected to a complete overhaul. Indeed, Americans on all sides of the political spectrum reverence the Constitution for the very protections it affords them.

The week ahead is Constitution Week, and we raise our tricorn hat in a huzzah for the Founding Fathers who crafted it.

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