Thursday, May 16, 2013 | 2 a.m.
I was aghast at Kipp Altemara’s suggestion in his letter to the editor, “Let’s draft a new Constitution,” to rewrite the Constitution and his opinion that the document was “laden with amendments.” For 226 years, the Constitution, aided by the Supreme Court, has been able to gradually mold itself to the will and needs of the people, forming a more perfect union. And, not counting the Bill of Rights, which was added three years after the writing of the Constitution, the document has only been formally amended 17 times. That’s hardly “laden with amendments.”
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!