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History News Network | How Would You Change the Constitution? Here’s My Proposal.

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This is an interesting proposal and I admire Al Carroll for making such a bold proposal. While I don’t agree will all his suggestions, I agree that “nothing should be so revered that one cannot question it, change it, or discard it, and blind worship is always to be avoided.” We should be able to debate, discuss, and even criticize the Constitution. Jefferson may have had went too far in advocating a new constitution for every new generation, but he correctly saw the value of experience. Jefferson wisely advocated “that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths disclosed, and manners and opinions change with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times.”[1]


[1] Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval (July 12, 1816) in

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