It is the greatest nation forming document in history, but human failing remains.
On September 17, 1787, delegates left the Constitutional Convention in Independence Hall in Philadelphia. As they exited, Benjamin Franklin was asked what kind of government do we have? "A Republic," he replied, "if you can keep it."
When School House Rock was made, in the seventies, it was not controversial to explain the U.S. Constitution. The vast majority of people certainly did not think the U.S. Constitution needed trigger warnings--and now the National Archives is putting trigger warnings on the Nation's Founding Documents! Given where we are today, Ben Franklin's comment seems more relevant than ever.