UI celebrates Constitution Day

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 5:00 AM

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In honor of the 226th anniversary of the signing of the historical document, University of Iowa ROTC cadets took turns in reading parts of the Constitution on Tuesday in a ceremony at the IMU.

Local students, professors, and politicians responded to the relevance of the documents in today’s world.

“[The Constitution] is a foundational document,” cadet Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Jenkins said.
Jenkins, who participated in the reading of the Constitution on Tuesday, said he considers the Constitution to be a living document rather than merely a historical one, because what was relevant at the time the document was written may not hold the same value today.

“Amendments have to be made based on changes in society,” he said. “We are not just rewriting it. We are mending issues that arise.”

— by Greta Meyle

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