Bob Dill, Publisher
Constitution Week: September 17-23
The founders of our republic secured the principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence by establishing a government that derives its power from the consent of the American People. The government established by the Constitution formed a remarkably resilient structure, balanced necessary authority with inherent freedoms, national unity with individual rights, and Federal interests with State powers and sovereignty. A constitutional amendment process was built into the system that has proven to be an important mechan-ism.