Letter to the editor: Cherish the Constitution

Posted 10/27/21

I recently watched a cable news program where a reporter was interviewing students on a major U.S. university campus. The reporter asked one question: “Should the U.S. …

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Letter to the editor: Cherish the Constitution

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I recently watched a cable news program where a reporter was interviewing students on a major U.S. university campus. The reporter asked one question: “Should the U.S. Constitution be rewritten?” The majority of students said “Yes, the Constitution should be rewritten” to conform more appropriately to the 21st century.

The question should have been followed by a couple more, such as “Have you ever read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?” or “When was the last time you read the Constitution?” I would bet that the majority of the students have never read the most important document ever written in world history.

Additionally, the reporter should have asked, “Can you recite the preamble of the Constitution?” I’m guessing very few of the students, if any, could recite it, even if you gave them a clue, such as: “We the People …”

The Constitution doesn’t authorize the federal government to be a national health agency, a school board, or a police department. It was designed to put into practice the broad principles of the Declaration of Independence. The Constitution may be an 18th-century document, but that does not minimize its significance or the inspiration of those who wrote it. It’s as perfect today as when it was written.

The younger generations in our nation have fallen victim to the radical “progressives” who are leading Americans into servitude and destroying freedom as we know it. And once freedom is lost, it’s gone forever. Wake up America before it’s too late.

Douglas E. Lierle

Lone Tree

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