People or parchment: should the US constitution be treated as a sacred document? | Curio

People or parchment: should the US constitution be treated as a sacred document?

16 mins | May 28, 2017

The Constitution is to the US what the Bible was to medieval Europe or the Quran to today’s Islamic State, writes Daniel Lazare in Aeon Magazine. Why is the founding document of the US still seen as sacred, when a fixed constitution has no place in a modern democracy, he asks.

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