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Letter: Know your Constitution!

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

 “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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.”

These 52 words written in 1787 are the Preamble to our Constitution.  Forty-four presidencies and more than 200 years later, we still have the same Constitution, sometime contested, often questioned, but never rejected. It remains the law for the greatest country in the world today, the United States of America.

Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, celebrates the signing of this important document. Cricket Hill Chapter, NSDAR, urges the citizens of Gloucester and Mathews to read beyond the Preamble to understand the structure of the three branches of government. Study the Amendments and the Bill of Rights. Know your ...

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