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Constitution Day: Are 'We the People' failing the United States? Alan Garfield 

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Sept. 17 is Constitution Day, a national observance marking the date in 1787 when the Framers signed the Constitution. No fireworks or mattress sales mark the occasion. Most Americans probably don’t know the observance exists.

Nevertheless, Constitution Day is not something we should blithely ignore. Instead, we should use it as an opportunity to reflect upon the state of our democracy. We should ask ourselves whether our democracy is robust or weak. We should look in the mirror and ask whether we — the current generation of “We the People” — are doing our best to ensure that our democracy is strong and on course to becoming an ever “more perfect Union.”

Are you ready to give our democracy its annual physical exam? You can use the following questions to help assess the patient’s health.

So how’s the........

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