Victor Nuovo: The Constitution’s 7 articles

13th in a series The Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia on May 14, 1787. It consisted of delegates from 12 of the 13 states. Its first action was to elect George Washington President of the Convention. Its chief business was to draft a constitution for the United States of America. On September 17, 1787, after unanimously approving a draft of the Constitution, which it forwarded to the states for ratification, the convention was adjourned. Twelve of the 13 states sent delegates. Rhode Island … (read more)

Victor Nuovo: The U.S. Constitution: Why we have a duty to defend our fundamental law

12th in a series American Constitutionalism is a system of government founded on a fundamental law, which is not biased to the wishes and whims of a monarch, or the fancies of a demagogue, or the privilege of a particular social class; rather, one that ha … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Think about the Constitution through the lens of the future

One of the few things that current-day conservatives and progressives might agree on is that our nation’s constitution is broken. Instead of being able to point to constitutional mandates, we scramble over the shards of a deeply divided political discours … (read more)