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I want to honor the US Constitution today by a reminder of the first time I read the Constitution.

I heard that when Daniel Webster was a boy he read the original Constitution on a printed napkin.  I immediately asked my mother (I was 7 or 8 or so) where the Constitution is and she suggested in the almanac I’d find it.  I did and while I did not understood it all (perhaps better than some elected officials!) it was a revelation:  Enumerated powers of Congress, Gold and Silver, Bill of Attainder (what’s that?) etc.

I’m no Daniel Webster but that was the beginning of my love for this wonderful document that was inspired by God (not like the Bible is!) through those men in Philadelphia.  Let’s ponder this fact:  Many constitutions have come and gone but most if not all were inspired in part or whole by the document in 1789!

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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