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Western Editorial Sampler: For Constitution Day, some democracy ...

First Published Sep 17 2012 12:50 pm • Last Updated Sep 17 2012 01:09 pm

Well, shoot. We completely missed Constitution Day. Shameful oversight for any First Amendment-powered institution.

So here are a couple of other newspapers’ thoughts on the issue. (Spoiler alert: They are for it.) And some editorials on the coming election, which is related to the Constitution, of course. And some economics.

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- Matheson in the 4th: A moderate Democrat in Congress - Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

The best reason to vote for Jim Matheson in Utah’s new 4th Congressional District is that neither Democrats nor Republicans like him much. ...

... If, as many Utahns say, Washington is broken because too few politicians will steer a middle course between the extremes of the two parties, then Jim Matheson should be just the candidate that voters are looking for. That, in fact, is one reason why he has earned this newspaper’s endorsement. ...

- Honoring the Constitutional Convention of 1787 - Deseret News Editorial

Two hundred twenty-five years ago today, delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 completed the excruciatingly difficult work of crafting a constitution that, to this day, provides the United States of America with principles of liberty and procedures for peaceful self-governance. ...

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- The Constitution’s well-kept secret - Ogden Standard-Examiner Editorial

- Don’t attack First Amendment - (Phoenix) Arizona Republic Editorial

- It’s time for Washington voters to approve same-sex marriage - Seattle Times Editorial

- State has no role in personal choice - Spokane Spokesman-Review Editorial

- A muddle over the middle class - Denver Post Editorial

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