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Constitution

October 16, 1988

More frequently than ever I read of different interpretations of the Constitution to the point that it is difficult for the average American to know exactly what the Founding Fathers had in mind with regard to many important issues.

Is it not time that we scrapped this outdated guide that was excellent in its time but is now a subject for so much contention?

Why don't we Americans just rely on our basic laws that were derived from ordinary English common law? After all, the British don't need a constitution and they have the greatest country in the world.

PETER S. SALE

Los Angeles

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