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Read the Constitution

Posted - Sep. 17, 2010 at 5:12 p.m.



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It's Constitution Day.

On this day 223 years ago, the Founders of our nation meeting in Philadelphia formally adopted the U.S. Constitution, which, of course, is the supreme law of our land.

If you've read the document before, this would be a good day to read it again. And if you've never read the Constitution from beginning to end, do it today for the first time. It takes about 30-minutes.

A lot has been said about the Constitution this year. It has become a focal point of political controversy with opposing candidates and parties declaring themselves to be more aligned with the document than the other. Bumper sticker rhetoric declares it is time to "Take back the Constitution," or "Legalize the Constitution."

Can one patriotic American, though, be a better believer in and follower of the Constitution than another?

The Founders wisely, in KSL's view, fashioned a remarkably flexible document that is open to ongoing interpretation. And that has allowed the nation to adapt to a changing world, while preserving the fundamental principles upon which this remarkable republic was established.

So what's your view of the document? How do you interpret its varied provisions? You can't really say unless you've read it. So today, on this Constitution Day, that is what KSL encourages you to do.

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