Opinion: Everyone Should Read the Constitution

In an editorial board opinion, the Daily News Journal looks back on Constitution Week and encourages citizens to take the time to read the document fully. While current debate focuses heavily on the First, Second and Fourth Amendments, the DNJ reminds readers that other amendments afford Americans important rights and addresses all manner of issues including the abolition of slavery, voting rights, judicial power over foreign nationals, women’s suffrage, limitations on terms of presidents and even how U.S. senators are elected. “At the end of the day,” the paper states, “we are left with one indelible fact: The U.S. Constitution is an incredible document that has stood the test of time for more than 200 years.”