The Constitution of the United States, as written by our forefathers and ratified by the people themselves, is not beyond the understanding of the average citizen. In simple language it sets up a skeleton government, sketches its powers and limitations in a few great clauses, and in ten short amendments declares those fundamental rights which make up our freedom. It does not use technical terms, and it is all contained in about 4.500 words. Such brevity proves that it is not a mere lawyer’s document. I urge you to study it.
December 2, 1939
5 Town Meeting 3 (1939), (Debate on "America's Town Meeting of the Air," The Town Hall, New York, broadcast on NBC Radio, Nov. 2, 1939) RHJP Box 39.
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