Here on Irregular Times, there are a great number of articles we’ve written that have to do with constitutional rights, and even when we haven’t started out writing about the Constitution, resulting conversation often leads us there. I find myself often going to read the Constitution, to copy and paste its text word for word, or just check that I’ve remembered something about it correctly. It’s great to have the Constitution online, though its founders never conceived of such a thing, being able to do a quick word search to bring a bit more clarity to a discussion.
In order to make the process of checking a bit more quick, for us writers and Irregular Times readers, I’ve put up a simple, no-frills copy of the Constitution here on Irregular Times. I’ve also placed a permanent link to the text, and to a few other good resources, here on the front page. It’s under the section “Essential Documents”, at the very bottom of the most righthand sidebar.
If you still haven’t read the Constitution, now is a good time. It’s a great read – if not for the language, then for the ideas that they represent.