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For a Constitution Day commemoration Sunday, “George Washington,” left, and “Thomas Jefferson” paused on the steps of Washington’s Town Hall, with speaker “James Madison” (Bruce Fein of Washington, D.C.) smiling over Washington’s shoulder, and members of Culpeper Minute Men in military uniforms of the era. An audience of about 75 gathered for addresses at the event sponsored by Friends of Liberty and the Committee for the Republic, including Fein’s wide-ranging commentary, as Madison, in which he outlined how modern politicians have expanded, corrupted or ignored the nation’s founding document in recent decades.

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