Mea culpa - I'm a day late in wishing a happy birthday to the Constitution.
Thanks to the Tea Party, the Constitution has been appearing center stage during this campaign season. However, it's interesting that present invocations of the Constitution focus on its core, structural provisions - limited government, vested powers, federalism - rather than the usual individual rights rhetoric. Impressive versatility and relevance for a document under 5,000 words.
And I gotta say - the old lady's lookin' pretty good at 223 years.