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By Donald Lambro
Growth spikes are little more than trend-free anomalies
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Joseph Story
In the eyes of the world, America stands for one thing above all: the promise of freedom. Even people who have never laid eyes on an American know of the promise our country represents.
For the better part of a decade (and probably longer), there has been a cottage industry among liberal commentators dismissing the Constitution as broken and outdated. In 2011, for example, Time magazine's Richard Stengel announced that the Constitution has no place in a society with text messaging and Lady Gaga.
"A man's house shall be his own castle," he wrote, "privileged against all civil and military intrusion."
In his 19th-century "Commentaries on the Constitution," the legal scholar Joseph Story explained that the Third Amendment is about more than quartering federal troops.