Pursuit Of Tackiness

Hype and hoopla surround the Constitution's 200th birthday

The 55 dedicated men who gathered in Philadelphia in the spring and summer of 1787 could hardly have imagined that their handiwork would one day be feted in such fashion. "We the people of the United States," they wrote after much heated debate, "in order to form a more perfect union . . . and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and to our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Now Posterity is gearing up for the 200th anniversary celebration of the historic document the Founding Fathers produced. Like last year's extravaganza for...

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