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9/18/2013 10:02:00 AM Letters to the editor: Celebrate 226th signing of our Constitution
Excerpt from “National Republic”: “It is human nature to take an inheritance for granted, to accept it as a matter of course to deem it unnecessary to defend that which others have fought for that it might be ours. And so with many voices raised in criticism of American institutions, American traditions and American ideals few think it worthwhile to call attention to the incalculable values of these traditions and ideals. How is a new generation to learn that there is anything worthwhile in them?” The Princeton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution urges you to fly your American flag Sept. 17-23, Constitution Week. Read the Constitution. Get involved with local government. Vote in elections and teach your children to be good citizens. Appreciate the freedoms we have been given.
Victoria Kapp, Hennepin
Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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Let me start by saying this, there is no country in the world, on this planet called America. There are indeed three continents called America. They are North, Central and South. Each have countries that have ideals and constitutions. Some better and some worse than the US of A. If one is to study the United States constitution one then must also study the short ant sometimes sordid history of this now vast country. The passed and present treatment of it's natives. The past and present trafficking in human flesh. In the first 250 years of this countries life that erstwhile document has been amended on numerous occasions. Those amendments serve to prove that our esteemed founding fathers did not get it perfect. There were and are a host of oops, that ain't right. Needs changing. And some things were changed. It has become a country where its protection falls on but a few, No draft. To uphold a flawed second amendment teachers now must be more proficient on the use of a fire arm than in teaching and caring for our young' White slavery is growing and sports are more important in institutions of higher education than knowledge is. No, there is no country called America map of the planet Earth and The constitution of the USA was never meant to be chiseled in stone. It is a living idea that needs to grow and change with changing times. Many people carry a copy of that venerable document and on cable news networks site it and want to go back to 1776. If we did, they could not do that as the very document the read from would prevent them from doing so. Remember, it was a start and has and must change. It MUST! .
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