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The power and beauty of our Constitution

By Vincent Lynch

Within the context of the many calls for constitutional reform originating from certain segments of the population, it would be interesting to find out what percentage of the population has read and truly understand the serious implications of the various provisions of this sacred document and the affirmations thereto.

In its preamble the Constitution starts off with: “Whereas the People of Trinidad and Tobago” and continues with an affirmation that the nation “is founded upon principles that acknowledge the supremacy of God, faith in fundamental human rights and freedoms, the position of the family in a society of free men and free institutions, the dignity of the human person and the equal and inalienable right with which members of the human family are endowed by their Creator.”

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