We the People


“We the People” – A Weekly Column by David Adler

David AdlerDavid Adler, Constitutional scholar and journalist, uses his column “We the People” to promote the public’s understanding of, and appreciation for, the Constitution. As a component of the South Dakota Humanities Council’s mission to encourage civil conversation, the council is providing program funding to make “We the People” available free-of-charge throughout the state via the South Dakota Newspaper Association.

“We the People,” published weekly, covers different aspects of the U.S. Constitution, such as explaining the meaning of provisions, examining Supreme Court decisions, and promoting civic education.

“The Constitution is all-Broadway, all the time, in the life of our nation,” Adler said. “Knowledge of the Constitution, to borrow from James Madison, empowers the citizenry to promote governmental transparency and accountability and to participate effectively in the great debates of our time.”

Adler discusses many topics in his deciphering study of the Constitution. Some of his recent works focus on gender equality, freedom of speech, and whether a president can be subpoenaed.

New articles are published here weekly!

  • Article #3

    Sept 11, 2022

    The Court Protects the American Labor Movement

  • Article #2

    Sept 5, 2022

    The Court, the Minimum Wage Ruling and the Holy Ghost

  • Article #1

    Aug 31, 2022

    Shelley v. Kraemer: “My Little Soul is Overjoyed”

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