Column: Celebrate the Constitution by reading it

“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.”

There were no parades Monday, or fireworks, or holidays — but there should been. It was Constitution Day.

More than 220 years ago, many of the people who signed the Declaration of Independence got together for another document — the U.S. Constitution.

It was not independence that made our country great; it just started there.

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