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The Imperfect Nature Of The Constitution

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The Constitutional Convention of 1787, as painted by Junius Brutus Stearns.

Legislators both state and national get accused of "kicking the can down the road," putting off tough decisions on knotty problems. 

When you think about it, the founders of the American republic did the same thing.  They could not agree on slavery, for example, and the country had to put that issue to rest generations later. 

The issues on which the founders could not agree get a book of their own: Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws That Affect Us Today

Flaws in the Constitution?  Married authors Cynthia and Sanford Levinson lay out the details in the book, written for younger readers.  Sandy Levinson visits with some of the highlights.   
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.
April Ehrlich is an editor and reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting. Previously, she was a news host and reporter at Jefferson Public Radio.