COMMENTARY: Why Should We Care About The U.S. Constitution?

After all, it’s just outdated pieces of paper with little relevance today, right?

Imagine living in a world where there was never freedom of speech, freedom of the press, there was one State religion or none at all, where random searches of your home or person could happen at any time, where you were banned from owning weapons, where your land and home could be seized at the whim of politicians, and you had no right to a trial by jury. Imagine that rights were meaningless words to be interpreted by whomever was in power and you lived as a virtual slave at the grace of an aristocracy.

That’s the world the American Colonists lived in during the latter half of the 18th century. For the first half of the century, each of the thirteen colonies had charters with specific rights and responsibilities which the Crown and Parliament respected, for…



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