Academic journal article Military Review

The Army and Congress

Academic journal article Military Review

The Army and Congress

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Never in the history of mankind has a document endured the test of time like the United States Constitution. In fact, for many Americans-past and present-the Constitution is the single most important document in all our lives. It is a "living document" that assures us certain inalienable rights-among them the right to "freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble ... More important, our Constitution ensures that "We the People" can live in freedom and be the masters of our collective destiny as a nation.

Since 17 September 1787, the Constitution has been a visible legacy, durable through more than two centuries of social and political change. As former Chief Justice Warren Burger the US Constitution Bicentennial Commission chairman, said, "No other charter of government hals] recognized so clearly that all legitimate political power flows from the people." To this day, the Constitution does what our founding fathers promised in the preamble-". …

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