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Constitution Preamble inspires Richard Morrison

Richard and Mary Morrison, of Miller Place, won

Richard and Mary Morrison, of Miller Place, won the $165-million Mega Millions jackpot. Before their strike of luck, the lifelong Long Islanders and high school sweethearts were "just getting by" financially, their lawyer said. (Jan. 5, 2010) Credit: Newsday / Mahala Gaylord

Mega Millions winner Richard Morrison, who is writing a book about the Preamble to the Constitution, believes it to be “the most magnificent constitutional sentence in the history of mankind.”

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general WelRichard Morrisonfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

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