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The Source: Changes To The Constitution

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The constitution celebrated the 227th anniversary of its signing yesterday. It's arguably the single most important document in American history and thought, but have we become complacent with it?

The document was never meant to be changed on a whim, but the founders did build in ways for it to grow, change and better assist the liberty of Americans.

It has been amended 27 times through a lengthy and arduous process that involves the approval of three quarters of state legislatures--or conventions. 

If you could, what would you change about the constitution?

Guest:

  • Christopher Phillips, senior education fellow at the National Constitution Center and executive director for Democracy Cafe, a nonprofit devoted to educating and engaging people in democratic discussion and society.

*This is the first segment in the September 10 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM. 

Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive