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Press Release: Heartland Institute Statement on Constitution Day

September 17, 2016

This Constitution Day should be an opportunity for state legislatures to reclaim the governing powers given to them by the document’s framers.

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The Center for Constitutional Reform at The Heartland Institute issues the following statement upon the 2016 celebration of Constitution Day. This year’s celebration marks the 229th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States which took place on September 17, 1787.

The following statements from Kyle Maichle, project manager for Constitutional Reform at The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution. To book Mr. Maichle as a guest on your program, please contact Jim Lakely, director of communications at The Heartland Institute, at jlakelyl@heartland.org or 312/731-9364.

“The Constitution of the United States is one of the most prized documents in our nation’s history. Constitution Day is a special occasion marked each year to celebrate the signing of our national governing charter. Citizens not just in the United States, but around the world admire our Constitution because of its endurance through 27 amendments.

“This Constitution Day should be an opportunity for state legislatures to reclaim the governing powers given to them by the document’s framers. Our country works best with a limited national government, not a large central government. When the states reclaim their rightful power is the moment when the Washington bureaucrats can be kept in check.”

Kyle Maichle
Project Manager, Constitutional Reform
The Heartland Institute
312-377-4000
kmaichle@heartland.org

The Heartland Institute is a 32-year-old national nonprofit organization headquartered in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. For more information, visit our Web site or call 312/377-4000.

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